Take part in the nationwide Danish Science Festival 2024
The Book a Scientist programme is part of the nationwide Danish Science Festival that takes place from 20 April to 26 April 2024. The annual Danish Science Festival is organised by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and consists of more than 600 events and 75,000 visitors.
Why take part in Book a Scientist?
Book a Scientist gives everyone the opportunity to receive a visit from a scientist, free of charge, during the Danish Science Festival. Book a Scientist is a nationwide initiative, which creates a meeting place for scientists and the community. It gives the scientists the opportunity to enter into a dialogue with citizens all over Denmark and helps to create more relations between scientists and society.
Who can participate?
To participate in Book a Scientist, you must be scientist. This means, you must be a PhD student, have a PhD degree or have equivalent qualifications. You must also be employed by a public or private company that has research as one of its primary tasks and your employment must not be more than seven years old. You can apply for exemption for the employment period.
Scientists from any field can take part in the programme. Simply create a description of your presentation (approximately 130 words) on the Danish Science Festival homepage, choose where and when you wish to present and upload a picture.
We will send you a link once your presentation has been approved by the administration so that you can check that all the information is correct. Registration is open until 1 February 2024. We recommend that you register as soon as possible to give us time to promote your presentation. People can book your presentation from 12 February 12 2024.
You decide how much you want to participate
We don’t expect you to be available all day the whole week. Even if you only have time one or two afternoons during the festival, we would love to have you. You decide yourself which days, parts of the day, and where in the country you will be available.
Who can book a scientist?
Anyone can invite you to come and give a presentation. It might be a school teacher, librarian, or a company that finds your presentation particularly interesting. The interested parties supply the facilities and ensure that there will be at least 20 attendees. You agree on the details yourself, and we coordinate your booking once we have put you in contact with the interested party.