taste of science is an annual festival taking place in 15 cities across the United States. We are growing every year in both audience size and locations.

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Kids get lots of science festivals; we wanted to give something to adults, for them to play

 

Our purpose is to convey science to a wider audience by holding events, recording podcasts, making videos or any other means we can find to engage with the public. We are run 100% by volunteers.

Who?

taste of science is a Scientists, Inc project. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit registered in Florida, dedicated to promoting scientific research. It is a science festival powered by over 150 volunteers across the US. Many of us are scientists either in training or professionally. Others are: engineers, teachers, science communicators and those who do no science at all. Our shared goal is to help disseminate science to all who are interested.

What?

Our big event is our annual taste of science festival which takes place simultaneously in cities across the US. We bring researchers out of their labs, away from their computers or in from their fieldwork to present their work to you. 

We do this in the places where people already go to discuss, to listen to each other, to interact with, and to contemplate the world. So, you meet our speakers in your favorite bars, cafés, museums and parks.  

This is an opportunity for you to go straight to the source on subjects that you’d often only read or hear about in the news. A chance to hear someone describe what goes on behind closed doors, and a chance to question them about it.

Why?

taste of science is an attempt to address the widening gulf between what scientists do and what public perception is. Misinformation from memes and stories from unknown news sources have contributed to this. Scientists too have been guilty of failing to communicate their work in a way that is easy to understand, if they’ve tried to communicate at all. We think our events are a valuable way of informing the non-scientific audience of the important work taking place in their local communities by their friendly neighborhood scientists. It is also a way for scientists to connect with the people benefiting from their research; to remind them what the big picture is.

 
 
 
 

Audience

Our events feature in multiple media outlets

Media Outlets

WBEZ Chicago
KHOU Houston
Houston Matters
Indy Star Indianapolis
Knoxville Mercury
Local8Now
WBIR Knoxville
KPBS San Diego
CW6 San Diego
San Diego Free Press
Tampa Bay Times
WUSF

 
 

Future Sponsors

Our audience could be your customers... our nationwide science festival brings you closer to your new clients!

Audience 5000+
Speakers 200+
Events 100+

Our audience are dedicated supporters of local businesses

50% of our audience remember our sponsors after events

 
 

City Sponsors

Reserved tickets for our events
Demonstrate your products or give a talk
Feature on our website and social media

National Sponsors

Feature in our news coverage
Send your message to our subscribers
Place your logo on our merchandise

We tailor a package to suit you