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BIG event 2023
Thinktank, birmingham, uk


Thinktank's Planetarium

The BIG Event is back!  

Thinktank, Birmingham, UK

26-28 July 2023

Wed 26 July: Registration from 12 noon; sessions 1pm-5:30pm
Thu 27 July: Sessions from 9:30am-4pm; Best Demo competition 5pm; dinner 6:45pm
Fri 28 July: Sessions from 9:30am-5:30pm


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 talent to your 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. Members can login to view last few years' worth of Programmes , or you can have a look at the Proposals website to see previous programmes and sessions by clicking Here

Early Bird registration now open

Your registration to the BIG Event entitles you to a free 12-month membership to BIG, with all its benefits. Your membership pack will be given to you when you check into the conference.

Booking details: 

General event registration (non-speakers)

  • Full conference (all 3 days, 12 months membership, conference dinner) - £300 early bird rate* (£340 after 2nd May, 2023)
  • 2-days - £260 (any 2 days, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket)
  • 1-day - £140 (any 1 day, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket)


Speakers registration (booking code required, see your email)

  • Full conference (all 3 days, 12 months membership, conference dinner) - £220 early bird rate* (£280 after 2nd May, 2023)
  • 2-days  - £150 (any 2 days, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket)
  • 1-day - FREE (any 1 day, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket


*Early Bird requires full payment on or before 2nd May, 2023If full payment isn't received by 2nd May, your registration will be honoured at the full price until 16th May, 2023. After this point, if we still haven't received full payment, your registration will be cancelled. 


Travel and Accommodation

Travel and accommodation is not included in any of the conference rates, however, Birmingham has lots of affordable accommodation and Thinktank is centrally located and an easy journey from both New Street and Moor Street train stations.

https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank/visit/how-to-get-here


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Payment for all events must be received by the day of the event. If payment is not received by the day of the event, your attendance cannot be honoured at the event.

We can, by prior arrangement only, honour your attendance at the event if an official purchase order number has been generated and is being processed by your organisation’s finance department.

If you wish to cancel your registration:

  •  a full refund will be issued for cancellations at least 30 days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund will be issued for for cancellations at least 15 days prior to the event. 
  • 25% refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the event. 
  • cancellations made less than 5 days prior to the event will not be refunded.
  • if your registration was paid by PayPal, any refunds or part-refunds will minus the small fee that BIG pays to PayPal.
  • you may transfer your registration (and membership) to a colleague for no charge with up to 24-hours’ notice of the event.

In the event of non-attendance at the event, refunds will not be given.

Queries? 

Email the Event Manager here

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