May 31 - June 2 2020
Your Role in the Larger World
There is something special about live events.
They can have a crackling, I-can’t-believe-I’m-here energy.
They can be a celebration of old friends and an incredible way to meet new ones.
They can be that memorable moment that captures a year of effort...
...If you’re already interested in this Summit, there’s no need to go on with the list.
You already know the events you’re involved in have that something special.
But, in the face of systemic inequality,
dysfunctional social structures, and looming global crises,
are the resources and effort
you put into live public science events
This year’s Summit won’t answer this question for you.
But it will help you explore and articulate your own meaningful response.
Along the way, you will
find new ways of thinking and talking about your work,
glimpse fresh perspectives on the role your events can play in the larger world,
reenergize your hope for what we can accomplish in the future,
and start working on that future right away.
Plus we’ll make our own
crackling energy, friendships, and memorable moments.
So please join us!
The Call for Participation opens soon.
About the Conference
Who comes to the Summit
Quick answer: Anyone with an interest in live, in-person public science events.
The Summit brings together public science event
organizers, evaluators, collaborators, and sponsors.
Past meetings have averaged between 100 - 150 attendees.
Many are professionals, but for most event production is only one part of their job. Whether you are interested in massive science festivals or intimate science cafes, high-production stage shows or community-based science experiences,
you’ll fit right in at the Summit.
2020 marks just the third meeting of the Science Events Summit,
but the Summit conference is a continuation of the
International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC), which first met in 2011.