JOENSUU MAY 17-19, 2018

Call for Contributors

What is your challenge for the future scientists and technology experts?

Joensuu Science Society invites businesses, university research groups, schools, organizations and any other parties within the fields of science, technology and the environment to participate in SciFest 2017. You can contribute to the festival in a number of ways: setting up a workshop, giving a public lecture, organizing teacher training, or perhaps by creating a theatrical performance.

The theme of SciFest 2017 is "On the Road". The theme is related to Unesco's year of sustainable tourism and development. As a workshop organizer you are in charge of the destination! Whether you are on the road to the future, space or digitalisation - don’t let that restrict your imagination. We welcome all innovative ideas related to science, technology and the environment.

What’s in It for You?

SciFest is an excellent way of reaching a wide audience for whatever you want to accomplish. For businesses and universities it’s the perfect scene for recruitment and advertising, whereas for an NGO it offers a first-class chance for raising awareness. The number one aim of SciFest is to provide innovative solutions for education and the workforce challenges of the future. You can help with that!

What We Hope For

That’s easy: activity and innovation! The idea is to get young people to experiment and try things out for themselves, making your particular field of science seem fascinating to them in the process. We want to help young people discover new ideas by working together with real scientists and technological experts.

SciFest is all about innovation, which means that workshop organizers and other contributors may get extremely creative about their plans for SciFest 2017. You may want to read the SciFest 2011 magazine "Chemistry for All!" or see one of the recent SciFest videos "SciFest 2013 - Together by the Water" as tentative guides to thinking up activities.

Please contact the SciFest team about any questions or ideas you might have. We want to hear all your thoughts on possible festival activities and how to organize them.

Email us at: scifest(at)

Call us at: +358 50 361 1470

Chemistry for All! (pdf)

SciFest 2013 - Together by the Water (YouTube video)

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On the Road

SciFest® is annual international science and technology festival in Joensuu, Finland. The 12th SciFest will be organized in May 17-19, 2018.


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