Intent to Present - 2018 Maine Science Festival

Forum/talk

2018 MSF Potential Presenters: Our programming team will go through the submittals and the 2018 programming will be set up based on their recommendations. The programming team will make their judgments based on a number of different factors, including: type of science/math, type of event, audience, innovative approaches happening in Maine, revealing hidden secrets, diversity of programming from past years, and logistically what we can make work. 

If you have presented in the past: in order to ensure the viability of the MSF, your activity MUST BE DIFFERENT than what you have presented previously. If you have any questions about this, please contact participate@mainesciencefestival.org

Audience, additional information: Forums/talks take place during the weekend of the MSF: Saturday, March 17th-18th, 2018, and can be held either at the Cross Insurance Center or at a location in Downtown Bangor. Where the forum/talk is hosted will be based on the space and infrastructure needs of all forums/talks that are part of the MSF.

A forum is “a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged” and MSF forums are based around audience interaction with experts. Our forums generally include a panel of experts on a topic who will give an introduction to their work (approximately 7-10 minutes), followed by Q&A with the audience and other panelists. Presenters should assume that the audience has a high school level education.

Talks are essentially the same as forums, but presented by one person who then engages in moderated Q&A with the audience.

Forums/talks can run from one hour to 90 minutes, dependent upon the topic and number of presenters. The panelists for a forum cannot be from only one institution; the same applies to the moderator for a talk. The MSF can help with getting moderators and panelists.

 

We expect to have the programming finalized by January 2018.

The 4th Annual Maine Science Festival is March 15-18th, 2018.

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If you have any questions please contact participate@mainesciencefestival.org