Science Events Planning & Management
Dr. Samer Angelone / Science Film Academy
Date: 13 September 2019, 09:00 17:00, 16 -17 November & 22 November morning, hours tbd
max. Participants: 15
Location: UZH, Irchel Campus, Y 44 H 05 & Filmpodium Cinema Zurich
Credit points: 1.0
Costs :
Priority: none

Scientific events (conferences, film festivals, symposiums, expositions and workshops) are at the heart of scientists' professional career, since they provide invaluable opportunities for learning, networking, science outreach and exploring new fields. Moreover, scientific events’ organizing offers early career researchers an opportunity to develop transferable skills attractive to multiple industries.

There are many challenges in science events’ organizing: starting with defining goals, risks, resources, target audience and stakeholders, and not ending with fundraising and advertising. Additionally, organizers should make science events enjoyable experiences that add exciting breaks to the usual routine in laboratory, field and classroom, especially scientific events that aim to break science-public barriers. Unfortunately, the skills for science events’ organizing lie outside the training of the academic scientists.

The aim of this workshop is to equip participants with theoretical and practical understanding of science events organizing using the Global Science Film Festival ( as a platform.

I. Theory (1 day): Different phases of science events organization: conception & initiation, definition & planning, launch/execution, performance & control, and close/evaluation.

II. Practice (2 days): planning and management of the Global Science Film Festival 2019. Participants will be divided in small groups and assist in:
• Film program coordination with the cinema
• Coordination of jury films
• Organization and presentations of the debates “filmmaker and scientist”

III. Report and evaluation (half day)

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