Open call to be part of 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival

edinburgh international science festival talk at summerhall

Edinburgh International Science Festival has issued an open call to encourage the public to take part in shaping their 2018 event. 

The call is open to anyone, be it individuals, groups or organisations as long as they have “bright ideas and a passion for communicating them”.

2018’s festival will have the theme “Life, the Universe and Everything” with the organisers wanting to explore “the building blocks of a future world that young people will one day inherit, so that we can all ensure that the future of life on earth (and beyond?) is a bright one.”

Specific areas of focus will be Future Life, Design for Life, Life on Earth, Human Lives, Sustaining Life and Life Beyond Earth.

What are they looking for?

The focus of the event will be to bring people together from diverse sectors, not just sciences but from the cultural and arts sectors as well, in order to share ideas and inspiration.

Other than that, the prompt on the website is open to interpretation and encourages creativity: “From fabulous shows that enthrall people of all ages; to thought-provoking discussions, interactive events and creative performances, exhibitions and workshops that bring science to life for a wide range of audiences, we are open to all suggestions.”

How to get involved?

You can find more information on the Edinburgh International Science Festival website and you will also be able to fill in an online proposal form.