2017 Exhibitor Application
This summer is the 6th Annual It’s All About Science Festival! This festival is an annual celebration and exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for all ages. The mission of the It’s All About Science Festival is to promote a science-centric community by showcasing all things science to the Northern Plains. To that end, we will continue to host a free, one-day public event intended to stimulate a science-minded community.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 (open to the public from 9am-5pm)
WHERE: Sanford Research Center, 2301 East 60th Street North, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
WHY PARTICIPATE: To showcase your organization’s scientific capabilities and support the mission of the It’s All About Science Festival!

HOW TO APPLY: All participants must complete an application form. You will be asked to provide an abstract of your presentation which will be reviewed by the festival planning committee upon submission. Please note that multiple presentation/exhibit requests can be submitted from one organization but a separate application must be completed for each.

All exhibits are intended to provide hands-on activities to help engage the community. In order to keep the event new and fresh each year, we encourage returning exhibitors to adjust exhibits regularly to enhance the experience for repeat attendees.

We recommend participants be prepared for the large crowds. This includes having enough supplies, being set up on-time, and providing adequate coverage for your booth. Annually the festival draws approximately 4000 community members. In previous years attendance has been steady from the start and numbers increase throughout the afternoon, thus, we advise multiple volunteers run each booth. If you misjudge and run out of supplies for your hands on portion, please be prepared with some information/education lesson that does not require supplies, allowing your booth to remain staffed for the remainder of the festival. Only exhibitors with pre approval will be allowed to set-up or break down during the festival hours (9am-5pm).

The festival is a free, community event made possible by the generous support of STEM-minded organizations such as yours. Hosting a free, hands-on exhibit, donating raffle prizes, volunteering at the event, and sponsorship donations are all ways in which we, together can ensure the future of the It’s All About Science Festival for years to come. Please visit us on the web at www.itsallaboutscience.org or contact us at sciencefestival@sanfordhealth.org for further information on sponsorship or any other questions you might have about exhibiting, volunteering, or the event in general.

Act Now! Please complete the application below and submit or send to sciencefestival@sanfordhealth.org. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply early to ensure your participation.

Volunteers: If you have extra staff or helpers, who wouldn’t mind dedicating their time to helping the It’s All About Science Festival have them fill out a Volunteer Application at http://www.itsallaboutscience.org/volunteers/

Contact us at sciencefestival@sanfordhealth.org with any questions or for more information. Find us on the web at www.itsallaboutscience.org and follow us on Facebook at

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