Brain Awareness Week

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University of Bucharest

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University of Bucharest

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

Around 1500 people of which around 1400 followed our event and around 400 attended the event.

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The third edition of My Curious Brain was a successful event. This international event was hosted by the Faculty of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Bucharest. The event brought together specialists from various fields (psychologists, actors, researchers, experts in neuroscience and biology). My Curious Brain was organized on three levels dedicated to (a) cognitive science, (b) neuroscience and (c) arts. The variety offered by the event attracted about 400 people. Thus, My Curious Brain has achieved its goal of bringing information about the most important advances in cognitive science and neuroscience. It was visible online via its dedicated Facebook page – totaling 1469 likes & 1467 followers. News about the event were promoted on the radio (ex: www.rfi.ro), on the web page of the University of Bucharest and the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology. The materials provided by the www.dana.org were used as template for the event’s promotional materials. Given the increasing visibility of “My Curious Brain” from the first to the third edition, we can definitely state that the participants have a better understanding of what FENS represents. Pictures from the event can be accessed on the event’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/constientizareacreierului/)

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The most successful was the Facebook page dedicated to the event. First of all because it is an all year round active page with news from neuroscience and our followers (right now approximately 1500) could get the most recent notifications about the event. Second, our main audience, though not exclusively, was comprised of students and young individuals from the general population to whom Facebook is more accesible.

Resources

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

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The University of Bucharest is at the stage where it prioritizes cognitive sciences and neurosciences. Hence, the possibility to host the event is in line with the organizations' scientific goals and its values of making scientific information widely accessible to a large and heterogeneous community.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

The information provided on Facebook was a good starting point for the newsletter on our Romanian Facebook page dedicated to the event.

Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

BAW Website:

www.facebook.com/constientizareacreierului/

Contact Name:

Podina Ioana

Contact Phone:

+40746367186

Contact Email:

ioana.r.podina@gmail.com

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