Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Fundraising Bake Sale
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
150 per day
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
In order to mark the Brain Awareness Week 2018, academic staff and researchers of the Departments of Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology and Socialization, General Psychology and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Padua (Italy) held a public event entitled the 9th edition of ‘Brain Awareness Week: Young Researchers discuss Neuroscience’ on March 13th-14th in the Palazzo Bo (University of Padua). Scientists, secondary school and university students, as well as citizens from Padua city and nearby towns had the opportunity to familiarize and learn more about the human brain and how the nervous system works. The two-day meeting consisted of eight excellent researchers that presented and discussed numerous and diverse neuroscience topics, ranging from human brain activity, neuronal interaction to brain-related diseases, including neurodegenerative and psychological disorders. In addition, visitors had the chance to directly interact with scientists during a post-event fundraising bake sale, giving the opportunity to the public to actively learn more about the different issues and, at the same time, raise money for the Epilepsy Italian Association of Padua (AICE). The event was advertised using several media sources (online, local and regional), including the University Press release, Padua City Council, Hospitals, Schools, TV Padua News and newspapers. The meeting was not just an occasion for academic staff from different departments of the University to convene and become aware of recent studies and discoveries on the Neuroscience world, but also allow the lay public appreciate neuroscientists’ efforts in research and arousing secondary school students’ interest on the topic for their further college studies.
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?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Public awareness on our scientific work and the importance to sustain and contribute to reseach
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