Host an Event

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event during the 2022 Bay Area Science Festival. We’d love to collaborate with you in creating innovative in-person and virtual programming to engage the public with STEM.

We encourage STEAM events that are accessible, inclusive and reach across educational, cultural, and linguistic divides. Experiment! Try out new ideas! Push the boundaries!!

The 2022 Festival will be open to both in-person and virtual events. We would like to encourage outdoor events or smaller indoor events. Larger indoor events will be considered, but if they are accepted, we’ll need to remain flexible as we plan. We will keep a close eye on the COVID situation, and naturally – we’ll be following the science. This may mean imposing safety regulations for events (masking, vaccination, proof of negative COVID test, etc.) and will ask you to comply in order for your event to be part of the Festival.

Scientist holding a bat and stretching out its wing.
Boy excitedly using button maker machine in UCSF's Makers Lab

Ready to propose an Event or Explorer Tour?

Even if your event isn’t completely formed, please submit your idea and we’ll work with you to bring it to fruition. Once your event has been selected as part of BASF, we will ask you for more details and a finalized description.

  • Draft Event proposals due: February 7, 2022
  • Final Event proposals due: February 25, 2022

Event types

Some event types you may consider include Explorer Tours, Nature walks, Performances and Exhibits, Workshops and Maker Events, Talks, Discussion & Conversations, and STEM Storytimes.

Check out our Collaborator Guide for more event ideas and requirements.

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.

Group of adults observing birds through telescope.