The 2019 Call for Event and Explorer Tour Proposals is now OPEN, draft proposals are due by July 15th.

Your event ideas can be preliminary and you do not have to commit to a specific date or venue at this point. Once your event has been selected to be included in the BASF schedule, we will ask you for more details and a finalized description for our website and print program.

Working together, we can develop events to encourage conversations, inspire curiosity and reach new audiences, all as we highlight the Bay Area’s rich assets in research and innovation.

Interested in finding out more about how your organization can work with the Bay Area Science Festival? Download our Collaborator Guide to find out more.

This year, we’re putting the Festival in your hands! Do you have an event or a Explorer Tour that you’d like to see included in the 2019 Bay Area Science Festival? Fill out the short form below and we’ll be in touch. Even if your event isn’t completely formed, please submit your idea and we’ll work with you to bring it to fruition. And we HIGHLY encourage experimental, new ideas – nothing is off limits!

For events to be included in the Science Festival, we require:

  • Event is grounded in science, technology, engineering, or math. Events that blend science with other genres (art, music, food, etc) are welcome and encouraged, but there must be some STEM involved.
  • Event must be co-branded with the Festival. We’re mainly looking for some Festival identification (signage, short message about the Festival, handing out Festival programs, etc.) at the event so attendees understand the larger Festival context.
  • Event meets basic safety and security criteria. It has to be safe to be part of BASF.
  • Event is affordable for a diverse audience. We want to encourage a wide audience to attend Festival events and we strive to keep event costs low. Free is ideal!
  • Explorer Tours are a series of science tours/hikes/ explorations designed to showcase the incredible scientific and engineering wonders on the Bay Area. Every tour should be accompanied by at least one scientist/engineer/programmer/technician/etc. to provide a unique perspective on the tour. Check out some past tours.  All tours must take place between 10/25-11/1.