Organising and Evaluating Public Engagement for Events and Festivals

with Dr. Eric Jensen & Paloma Zubieta López

CitizenM hotel in London Bankside. 20 Lavington Street London, SE1 0NZ. United Kingdom.

About This Workshop

This workshop introduces the tools for successful event and festival organisation, management and evaluation. The workshop provides highly practical advice and opportunities to develop your event or festival plans and evaluation methods.

This workshop addresses the following questions:

  • How do you establish an effective plan for event or festival delivery
  • How do you maintain quality and address your event or festival’s goals?
  • How do you evaluate the quality and impact of event or festival using quantitative and qualitative methods?
  • This workshop focuses on the steps involved in organising and evaluating public engagement events and festivals. For detailed guidance about the full range of evaluation methods, please consider the online course ‘Public Engagement Evaluation’

    Readings available from the speakers:

    The Role of University Student Volunteers in Festival-based Public Engagement’

    Paloma Zubieta López Head of the Department of Science Communication, Institute of Mathematics UNAM

    Paloma Zubieta works as a Science Communicator in the Institute of Mathematics of the Autonomous National University of México (UNAM), where she leads a communication project known as "Festival Matemático" (Math Festival), that has the objective of positively changing the public perception of mathematics.

    With more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, Paloma started in 2010 with the Math Festival project as an effort of showing to the non-scientific population, who in general don't like mathematics, that maths are involved in our every day and that they are more than just numbers, showing the "fun side" of mathematics. With the six editions of the festival, she has tried to develop with her team an evaluation for each activity, by now, there are more than 30. Also, she has recently focussed on how to evaluate the volunteers and the public impact of the Festival. The festival takes place once per year in México City, but it also goes as often as possible to other cities or communities in México. She teaches young students how to correctly communicate sciences and math and they also help her in this task. Paloma also led the implementation of "Pi Day" five years ago, which takes place each year in the fourteen high schools of the UNAM and some faculties. She has a sponsored project for 2017 with the International Mathematical Union about encouraging women in math.

    Science communication
    Non-Formal Education
    Science Education
    Teaching & Learning

    Dr. Eric Jensen Associate Professor

    Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

    Jensen is author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE). He has extensive experience designing and conducting quantitative and mixed methods evaluations at institutions including the National Gallery, London Zoo, Natural History Museum, Cheltenham Literature Festival, the British Museum, San Diego Zoo and Bronx Zoo. Dr. Jensen holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (UK). He teaches social research methods at the University of Warwick.
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    Research Methods
    Impact Evaluation
    Survey Design
    Qualitative Methods
    Quantitative Methods

    Participation notes

    Registration will hold your place for this workshop. Your place will be secured once payment is confirmed with you/your financial department.

    How To Reserve Your Place

    Max. capacity: 28 delegates. There will be a waiting list after that

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Dr. Eric Jensen
Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric Jensen (Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Warwick) is a leading social scientist specializing in innovative methods of conducting impact evaluation research in informal learning and public engagement contexts.

Paloma Zubieta López
Paloma Zubieta López

Paloma Zubieta works as a Science Communicator in the Institute of Mathematics of the Autonomous National University of México (UNAM), where she leads a communication project known as "Festival Matemático" (Math Festival), that has the objective of positively changing the public perception of mathematics.

Location

20 Lavington Street London, SE1 0NZ

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