Brain Awareness Week

Partner

Reports

Local Interest Group – San Salvador

Organized by:
Local Interest Group - San Salvador

Participating Organizations:
Universidad José Matías Delgado - sponsored event on 03/16Universidad Francisco Gavidia - sponsored event on 03/18

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

70

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

|) Como influye el cerebro en nuestras actividades cotidianas" - Esther Suncin Organizer: Local Interest Group - San Salvador Event Date(s): March 16, 2015 to March 16, 2015 Location: San Salvador , El Salvador Type of BAW events held: Lecture/Briefing 2) Homo consumericus - What is valuable to the brain? - Fernando Basagoitia Organizer: Local Interest Group - San Salvador Event Date(s): March 18, 2015 to March 18, 2015 Location: San Salvador , El Salvador Type of BAW events held: Conference/Forum 3) "Como influye la psicologia en la publicidad" - Esther Suncin Organizer: Local Interest Group - San Salvador Event Date(s): March 20, 2015 to March 20, 2015 Location: San Salvador , El Salvador Type of BAW events held: Lecture/Briefing

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

The universities used their own resources to reach out to students and the general public.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Universidad Francisco Gavidia paid for ads in local newspaper for event #2 which drew an audience of close to 50 people.

Resources

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

I believe the key to creating better communities, and a better world in general, is through education. More specifically education about the brain is, in my opinion, paramount to fostering better interpersonal relationships. Attendees were delighted with the new information about the brain, and expressed interest in continuing to learn about it.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Partenering with universities is good to reach target audiences faster.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Not really, with so many events world-wide it's difficult to use a single fan page to promote a few local events. Videos with Spanish subtitles would be useful.

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

This was an email about event #2, in SPANISH: "aunque larga la conferencia, se dio de una manera muy entendible y divertida (hasta casi me hace llorar :’)" ENGLISH TRANSLATION: "Though the conference was long, it was presented in a way that was very ease to understand and it was fun (it almost made me cry :’)" Please note, it was a 2-hour event.

Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Fernando Basagoitia

Contact Phone:

50377303216

Contact Email:

f.basa@zoho.com

More Reports

Become Partner
SharetheWondersofBrainSciencewithYourCommunity.
Become a Partner