Event Hosting Step by Step

The North Carolina Science Festival team is delighted that you are interested in hosting an event.

Please follow these steps to get started:

  1. Review the mission of the Festival and event selection criteria. If your proposed event celebrates STEM and occurs during April 2024, please go to step 2
    Events that occur at other times of the year may be added to the NC STEM Center Calendar.
  2. Prepare your event details, including date, time, venue, parking, etc.
  3. Draft an event description of 100 or fewer words. (Tip: Make it sizzle! This description will be visible to people looking for events)
  4. Click Submit Your Event to complete the submission form.
  5. Check your email inbox for a confirmation email. (check spam filter!) Verify the information in the email. Festival staff will review your submission and notify you of the status of your event.
  6. If your event is selected to be included in the Festival, congratulations! Use our news release template and your customized Festival Event URL to promote your event.
  7. Events submitted by 1/14/2024 will receive a free Festival event host kit prior to the Festival.
  8. Enjoy the North Carolina Science Festival!
  9. Respond to the post-event email with attendance and staffing data.
  10. Complete the event host evaluation survey.
The event submission form is now closed. Please contact ncscifestevents@unc.edu if you'd like to add and event to this year's calendar.