Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The event “ActivaMENTE: El lenguaje del cerebro” was held at the Auditorium Fernando Díaz Ramírez of the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro on March 21 of this year. The objective was to spread public awareness of the research in neurosciences that the UAQ carries out from different disciplines, such as Psychology and Linguistics. We had a keynote address and 10 slide sessions. The main theme was language and the brain. We also have an exhibition with 5 brain game activities. The event was organized by researchers and graduate students.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
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:
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
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?
- New Fact Sheets
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?
People in our university showed more interest in the work in neurosciences we are performing. We think public awareness of science is important in our time.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
It is important to schedule and organize the event in time, and to plan the event publicity in order to attract the ideal public.
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