Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
MARCH 9: "The Quest for Consciousness" - Lecture by Christof Koch, Allen Institute MARCH 14: "Brain Fair" - Interactive day-long event for grade/middle school kids/families March 27-28: "Society for Neuroscience Oregon Chapter" - professional meeting/symposium MARCH 31: "Alzheimer's Disease is a World Affair" - Lecture by Nicolas Bazan, Louisiana State University APRIL 4: "Teacher Workshop" - Lectures by Sarah Lytle, Univ. of Washington and Kent Thornburg, OHSU MAY 11: "Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain" - Lecture by Patricia Churchland, UC San Diego MAY 18: "Breaking the Brain: The Impact of Concussion at Any Age" - Lecture by Robert Stern, Boston Univ. JUNE 1: "Art and the Learning Brain" - Lecture by Mariale Hardiman, Johns Hopkins. The goal of the public events was to educate the community and professionals on current research and developments in neuroscience and engage their interest in the topics. The professional SfN meeting aimed at collaborating with neuroscientists across the state to keep informed of research. We feel our objectives were reached based on the participation levels and feedback.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: K-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
By linking our organization with BAW, we were able to remind the public of our relationship with Dana, the national "parent." The community especially appreciates being able to take home informational brochures on topics of interest. We already have people inquiring about next year's events.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
We learned after the first lecture to bring lots more Dana materials, as we quickly ran out!
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):
"Very informative, well-organized, entertaining, super lecture!"