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EuroScience Open Forum bids to boost engagement

ESOF Manchester is marking 100 days until the massive science conference kicks off by giving away 100 day passes
15/04/2016

Pictured: Rowena Burns, chief executive of Manchester Science Partnerships - pic by Enna Bartlett

EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) Manchester is marking 100 days until the massive science conference kicks off by giving away 100 day passes to the event.

ESOF is set to bring 4,500 leading researchers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators to Manchester in July from more than 90 countries.

To mark the occasion – and to encourage engagement – the ESOF team in Manchester is making 100 day passes to ESOF available for free to early career researchers and higher education students.

In the 100 days leading up to the conference, day passes will be given away via social media to those who follow @ESOF2016 and tweet an interesting science fact using the hashtag #ESOF100days. 

Also, Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), the UK’s largest science park operator, has just been announced as a principal partner of ESOF and will support the campaign to engage early career researchers and STEM students.

Vicky Rosin, programme director for ESOF, said: “As we approach this significant milestone, it is important that we recognise the importance of having the next big thinkers in attendance at ESOF and how we can support their attendance.

“One of the most exciting things about this conference is its unique capacity to facilitate the most unlikely of conversations, dialogues and partnerships between delegates. It’s set to be quite a melting pot, and early career researchers and bright young minds are essential in bringing new perspectives and ideas to the table."

Rowena Burns, chief executive of Manchester Science Partnerships, said: “This is an exceptionally exciting year for Manchester as the European City of Science and we are proud to be a principal partner of ESOF 2016. We look forward to collaborating with the ESOF team and welcoming the world’s leading academics and journalists to Manchester in July. 

“It’s so important that we engage with our next generation of scientists and hope that there is a great deal of interest from early career researchers and those studying STEM subjects in higher education to come along to this exciting event.”

Winners of the #ESOF100days day pass competition will be able to choose which day they would like to attend the conference.


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