Partner

PSF Partner

Philadelphia Science Festival Partners are the museums, cultural and educational institutions, scientists, engineers, designers, technologists and artists who contribute content to programs, host events, and create STEAM projects during the Philadelphia Science Festival. Join us in our effort to develop high-impact programs that elevate science literacy in our community and beyond.
 



We believe something really special happens when people come together to inspire their community through creative collaboration. Each year, STEM professionals, local artists, and leading organizations from across the Philadelphia region join forces to create an unbelievable celebration of everything STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)! 

ADD CONTENT TO A FESTIVAL PROGRAM

PROVIDE AN ACTIVITY

PSF offers a wide variety of programs and events for families and adults alike. In many cases, partner involvement includes providing a hands-on activity for attendees. From non-Newtonian fluids to dancing robots and model watersheds, there are countless ways to translate research, lab studies, engineering, field work, or medicine to engaging, hands-on activities for the general public!
 
THE DETAILS:
Submit your activity here!  

P.S.—need help registering? We use Eventival, a web-based festival management software, as our partner engagement portal! Here are some helpful documents for navigating the portal:
How to create an Eventival Account
How to submit an application through Eventival

Still having issues? Contact our PSF team at philadelphiasciencefestival@fi.edu.
 
ACTIVITY GUIDELINES:
All activities must feature a hands-on component
Activities must provide ample opportunity for participants to interact directly with the activity facilitator
All activity providers are expected to regularly log-in to the Philadelphia Science Festival Visitor Page for updates on your participation
All activity providers are asked to participate in any event planning calls or walk-throughs
All participants must return a signed Indemnification Form and submit a Certificate of Insurance.
 
WHAT DOES PSF PROVIDE TO ACTIVITY PROVIDERS?
Support and guidance throughout the activity planning process
Marketing support and promotional materials

  • Table(s), chair(s), tablecloth(s), and signage for each organization at each event

For activity ideas, visit www.howtosmile.org or contact a Philadelphia Science Festival staff member for assistance (philadelphiasciencefestival@fi.edu).  
 
SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE
The Philadelphia Science Festival has become known for its innovative programs that attract a diverse and engaged audience. Every year, Festival Staff and Partners work to create a lineup of creative and original events. This year, experts are needed to provide content development, program support and in some cases, brief talks.
 
THE DETAILS:
Registration for the 2018 Science Festival is now closed. If you have questions,  please email philadelphiasciencefestival@fi.edu.
Registration to share your expertise at the 2019 Festival will open early January 2019, and close in mid-March 2019.
 
EXPERT GUIDELINES:
All talks must be easy to understand and accessible to the general public.
Experts must participate in planning calls. If the expert is not available, then a representative from the expert’s organizations (such as a PR liaison or assistant) should attend instead.
All experts must participate in speaker trainings or event run-throughs.
Any PowerPoint presentations to be used in the program must be formatted per event guidelines and submitted to PSF for approval two weeks prior to the scheduled event.
Experts’ home organizations must submit an Indemnification Form and Certificate of Insurance.
 
WHAT DOES PSF PROVIDE TO PARTICIPATING EXPERTS & THE ORGANIZATION THAT THE EXPERT REPRESENTS?
Speaker training for all experts who will be giving talks.
Please note that due to budget constraints, PSF CANNOT offer honoraria.
 

HOST AN EVENT

One of the primary goals of the Philadelphia Science Festival is to make sure that quality science engagement opportunities take place all throughout the Delaware Valley region. In order to expand the reach of the Festival, geographically diverse organizations are needed to host events that fall into the categories below.
 
THE DETAILS FOR HOSTING AN EVENT:
Registration to host an event 2018 Science Festival is now closed. For questions, please email philadelphiasciencefestival@fi.edu.
Registration for the 2019 Festival will open in the fall and will close in November 2018.
All participating organizations must return a signed Indemnification Form and Certificate of Insurance
Event hosts must participate in a planning calls, event check-ins, and/or walk-throughs.
 
WHAT DOES PSF PROVIDE TO HOST ORGANIZATIONS?
Support and guidance throughout the planning process
Planning calls and trainings for hosts
Connections to other PSF Partners for collaboration on your event
Connections to area STEAM experts for added event content
Marketing support and promotional materials
Event support: PSF Volunteer and way-finding signage
 
Are you a venue interested in hosting an event? Contact us at philadelphiasciencefestival@fi.edu

Download the Involvement Guide here 
Register to be a partner today
 
P.S.—need help registering? We use Eventival, a web-based festival management software, as our partner engagement portal! Here are some helpful documents for navigating the portal:
How to create an Eventival Account
How to submit an application through Eventival

2018 Philadelphia Science Festival Partners