Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
5 lecture days; 2 workshops; 2 lab tours; 9 museum excursions; 1 exhibition
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Other: special museum excursions
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Аpprox. 500; 120-180 daily
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
BAW "Biosensors" main goal to provide public with scientific principles of brain sensors’ operation and with a background of prophylaxis and improvement of sensory organs functioning was achieved. As long-term educational resources we evaluate the video-records of lectures that were uploaded (with the authors' permissions) on brainweekspb.org web-site. The workshop “Cutting-edge in pain understanding” was uploaded also on Institute of Human Brain web-site. Analytic post-hoc articles in «Pulse» and «Bulletin of the Higher School» newspapers focused public attention on the most interesting discussions and topics of event.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- As support we had FENS booklets only
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
Other Downloadable Materials:
- Short videos for neuroscience leaders on their topics. It is great chance to get science from the first hands. :)
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The events of BAW were attended mainly by undergraduate students (49%). From many of them we had immediate outcome like: "I know what I'll study from now!" Interestingly, this year adult specialists took 47% of the audience that, we guess, reflected the actuality of BAW topics. We also had listeners from other cities, which specially arrived to visit SPb BAW. From feedback checklists we received a lot of thanks and new topics to cover; 77% of attendees considered BAW events useful; 87% liked it.