science events summit
2020 Summit Cancelled

As much as it hurts to cancel, it is not practical to postpone and it doesn’t seem appropriate to try to replace what was originally planned for Atlanta with a frenzy of online activity.

But while we will not be “virtualizing” the 2020 Summit,

there are still so many reasons to get together.

Wouldn’t you like to touch base

with your live event friends right now?

Well, there are some upcoming meetings being planned in the lead up to June 1 to give you that chance to reconnect, look at what we’ve learned over the past couple months, and consider what’s ahead.

About the Conference

Plans for a Sunday evening public event are currently suspended.

Catch a live streaming event from Caveat five nights a week.

Public Event

Plans for the main conference program are cancelled. Some online meetings are planned for June 1.

Monday & Tuesday

A full day Science In Vivo workshop was planned for Sunday, May 30. Planning for this workshop is currently suspended. The in-person workshop may be postponed or cancelled.

Pre & Post
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.

2020 Summit Sponsors
2020 Summit Hosts
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