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Engaging Events

From creative ideas to practical planning suggestions this session helps turn ideas in to reality. 



Spark ideas and take your engagement in new direction with this interactive session. Discover how to create memorable and engaging experiences for the public. Packed with helpful tips and tools you will explore every aspect of event planning from generating ideas through to advertising. The session also covers the logistics of running a safe, welcoming, and successful event. Ideal for any researchers planning to take part in a festival or plan public events. 

Following this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to plan an engaging experience or event based on your own research topic 

  • Know how to create a safe and inclusive space for events. 

  • Know the key planning stages, milestones and deadlines associated with festival events. 

  • Plan event-appropriate evaluation to aid in your reporting. 

About Jamie

Jamie is an award-winning communicator and engagement professional with ten years’ experience in the delivery and evaluation of quality engagement projects. Working across dozens of institutions and subject areas he has helped improve the reach, profile and impact of research engagement in almost every discipline.


Jamie has organised and taken part in large scale festivals around the world. He uses this experience to help researchers create memorable and engaging experiences for the public. 

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