The BIG Event 2016
Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd July
The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field. This is the place to hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries, pick up great ideas and show off your talents to peers.
It provides an unmissable opportunity to squeeze the skills and ideas out of all the STEM engagement people you can in a short space of time. It’s like power juice for STEM communicators.


The content for the BIG Event is created by the members. And the people who say they get the most out of it are the people who contribute the content. The call for session proposals is now closed.

BIG Event Programme 2016

Learn more about the BIG Event

How much is it?
up to
 Mon 4 April

 Tue 5 April
 to Wed 13 Jul
 Full conference NON-SPEAKER £250  £290
 Full conference SPEAKER   £185  £235
 Individual days N/A    £110 

Fees include lunches and refreshments during the conference day and Best Demo Competition entertainment, buffet meal and wine on the evening of Thursday 21 July. Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for overnight accommodation and any other costs.

Registration closes midday Wednesday 13 July 2016

Non-speakers register HERE

Speakers register HERE (CODE REQUIRED)  
The code to register as a speaker will be sent to you once your session has been accepted on to the programme (end Feb 2016)

Useful links

Travel around Belfast by bike register with Belfast Bikes
Things to do and see around Northern Ireland
Wednesday Night social - join us if you're local - at The Dirty Onion
Dowload address labels for posting kit in advance HERE (you are responsible for posting things back to yourself at the end).


This year BIG has issued 8 bursary places which will pay registration fees for the BIG Event and give limited travel and accommodation support. This is open to BIG members who are in the first five years of their professional career and have not attended a previous BIG Event.

The Bursary scheme is now closed but will reopen for next year in Spring 2017 Find out more


If you have questions, please get in touch. Rachel Mason  

Cancellations BIG offers refunds for cancellations up to 10 working days prior to the start of the event. Refunds will be made via PayPal where the original delegate payment was made through PayPal. Such refunds will be subject to PayPal’s policy on refunds, where a PayPal fee may be deducted, depending on time lapsed since booking.
After this time, no refund will be given, but delegate name changes can be made up to 2 working days before the event. We will endeavour to make changes to printed delegate lists but we may not be able to accommodate late changes

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