How to organise the biggest indoor popular science festival in EUROPE? ŚFN KATOWICE – our success story (Awards 2019 winner)

Giga Gogosashvili - Poland

Giga Gogosashvili works as the International Development Specialist at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. He is also the International Dimension Coordinator of the Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE.

Session introduction

“POP SCIENCE” by the University of Silesia - 1st prize winner at the EUPRIO Awards 2019.   Workshop on organisation of popular science events. Exchange of experiences.

Session in-depth

During the workshop we will present the organisational details of Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE which are our key success elements. The presentation will address the following issues:

- how to organise a popular science event for 50,000 people using own resources;

- how to promote the event to make sure that there are queues at the entrance;

- how to build your brand in such a way that everyone wants to cooperate with you;

- how to communicate with the city authorities to make them put you on the list of the most important events in the city.

The workshop will be an ideal opportunity to exchange experiences and share good practices in organising popular science events.