Brain Awareness Week

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University of Trieste

Organized by:
University of Trieste

Participating Organizations:
International Sxchool for Advanced Studies Immaginario Scientifico

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

8

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • Press Briefing
  • Radio Show
  • Other: Science cafè
  • Other: Italian Brain Bee

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We organized: 2 conferences: "Somatic symptoms of depression" and "Recent developments in dementia research: diagnosis and prevention" 1 science cafè: "Racial laws, three continents and a happy ending: the discovery of the nervous growth factor" and "Do we really have two brains? " 1 round table: "When words are lost: stories of aphasia" the regional competition of the Italian Brain Bee 1 radio transmission of 2:15 hours 1 day of open labs. Every year we offer a program like this and it is wery well welcome by everybody. As a matter of fact, we are requested to publisch the program in great advance, so that people from outside Trieste can come. Feedback from local media is almost daily and several interviews are done to the speakers.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Media advisory

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 The Brain
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • New Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW is a routine event in Trieste and people really waits for it. Thanks to it, neuroscientist are known and invited to many different events

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www2.units.it/brain/BAW2019/

Contact Name:

Piero Paolo Battaglini

Contact Phone:

39 040 558 8601

Contact Email:

battagli@units.it

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