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From the food we eat to the ways we communicate, travel and more, science is a big part of our lives. And the events of the past year have made the importance of science and technology more apparent than ever.

We’ve been inspired by the public’s heightened dialog on the role of science in society, the value of curiosity and the importance of diversity among those who participate. It is in that spirit of inspiration that we are excited to celebrate the Wisconsin Science Festival again this year by showcasing events (both in-person and virtual) that seek to make an impact on Wisconsinites!

Join hundreds of organizers who hold events of every shape and size around Wisconsin to connect people of all ages with science, technology, engineering, art and math. In 2020, more than 40,000 people participated in events throughout 65+ communities in Wisconsin. To learn more, connect with Sam Mulrooney at 608-316-4390 or [email protected]. (And don’t forget to check out the 2020 annual report!

How Does Hosting a #WiSciFest Event Work?

  1. Submit your event(s) using our Event Proposal Form. Here’s a sneak peek at the form.
  2. Our WiSciFest staff will check your submission to make sure the event meets our selection criteria.
  3. We approve your event as an official #WiSciFest event (or we’ll follow up if your proposal needs to be modified).
  4. If you submit your event by August 1, we’ll send you a event host kit with cool swag and more to help you promote it.
  5. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to connect your event to the Wisconsin Science Festival.

Selection Criteria

  1. Your event should be located in Wisconsin or intended for a Wisconsin audience. For example, you may have an online event that highlights Wisconsin technology.
  2. The event should take place during the festival dates (October 21-24, 2021). If your event occurs before or after the festival, we’ll consider it and may list it separately as an “additional opportunity.”
  3. #WiSciFest events should emphasize science, technology, engineering, art/humanities and/or math.
  4. As the event host, you are accountable for all aspects of your event(s) including organization, content and staffing.
  5. We expect you to promote the event as a Wisconsin Science Festival event using the guidelines we’ll provide.

Event Support

#WiSciFest staff will offer assistance and guidance to maximize attendance and maintain festival standards. The Wisconsin Science Festival will provide:

  1. Up-to-date information on the festival website along with a URL specific to each event. You can use this URL to promote an individual event.
  2. Event promotion through the WiSciFest social media channels and the our statewide/regional marketing efforts.
  3. An Event Host Kit (if your event is submitted by the deadline) with promotional materials, signage, WSF branding templates and logos for use in digital and print media.
  4. An opportunity to request reimbursement of up to $100 for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in staging the WSF event. (Documentation must be submitted within 30 days of the event.)

 

Looking for Ideas?

If you are on the fence or would like assistance in coming up with ideas, our team is ready to help! Contact [email protected] to learn how to get your organization involved. And see below for inspiration from past events:

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By participating in events held, sponsored, or promoted by Wisconsin Science Festival, you agree to assume all risk related to COVID-19 and release from liability the Wisconsin Science Festival and its affiliated partners and sponsors, as more fully set forth at WiSciFest.org/termsandconditions.  Learn about the year-round community programs at the Discovery Building.

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