Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Open House
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
During one week, every day, we hold in our Institution (INEC) symposia and workshops followed or not with posters exhibition or demonstrations. We had talks with scientists of the USP Campus here in Ribeirão Preto or even from other Campus like Federal University of São Carlos. We also had students of graduation programs from USP Campus-Ribeirão Preto between the speakers and the audience. Undergraduate students from this Campus and of other Universities of Ribeirão Preto also attended the event. The house was kept open for two periods for an Exposition about "Psicobiology of the angst and stress" that was visited by students and teachers from colleges of the region.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Other Publicity Methods:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- BAW Stickers
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It was very well attended and we have several discussions after the talks and even during posters presentation. The scientists graduate and undergraduate students were delighted to get to know that there is an Institute in the town that is devoted to neuroscience education
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
If you intend to organize a week event like we did. You have to plan at least two-three month in advance in order to contact the speakers, organize the exhibit , make the advertisments appropriately, etc... In the Baw homepage you can find some tips.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes. To plan in more advance as you did this time. To get more audience of the Private Universities and Colleges.