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2024
Science Events
Summit

los angeles:
June 2 - 4, 2024

Tens of thousands of public science events involve millions of people in the US, Canada, and UK every year (that there isn't a pandemic).

These events may be science forward, or they may not even use the word. Either way, they have to work first as live, in-person social experiences. This is true no matter the scale, from intimate group conversations, to massive street fairs that draw tens of thousands in a single day.

As varied as they might be, when you get public science events organizers into the same space you can tell they all have at least one thing in common: a passion for sharing their events.

That’s why we have a Science Events Summit: since 2011, the only meeting of its kind in North America.

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Is the Summit a good match for me?

First-timers are delighted to find that this professional community exists, and to find that others care about the things that fire them up most.

The majority of people that attended once return again at some point, and those regulars are effusive about how the meeting re-energizes them.

If you nod your head when you hear someone say, “In-person events are unique, there's nothing else like them," then chances are you'll fit right in.

Plus, with most meals provided, the Summit is a great deal!

What is the Summit like?

We’re not trying to disrupt the way people conference, but the Summit does have a unique personality. It is a peer-to-peer meeting, so with a little effort on your part you’re likely to meet everyone that attends.

There’s no keynote, but there are sessions where you're expertise will be recognized. It’s not an unconference, but sessions are designed around the interests of attendees, so the full schedule usually isn't set until two weeks before. There are no big ceremonies or awards, but there is an energetic conference dinner.

It’s a busy couple of days, but meals are included and there are plenty of good breaks. And there are always experiential surprises thrown in: we are all event organizers, after all.

when will registration be ready, and how much will it cost?

Registration will be up and ready in early February, 2024. Registration for locals starts at $200, which includes lunches but not the Monday night conference dinner. Registration for those joining us for dinner costs $250 if purchased before April 1. After that, General registration is $350.

Where can I see past programs?

You can view the archives of previous Summit schedules here.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

So glad you asked! The Summit is meant to build camaraderie by providing a respectful, safe, and harassment-free experience for everyone.

We do not tolerate harassment of Summit participants in any form, whether during Summit conference sessions or off-site after-hours gatherings. Discriminatory or sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any Summit venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Summit participants violating this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from the Summit without a refund at the discretion of the Summit organizers.