FAQ

Festival Delegates

Registration for Science on Stage 2019 will be open from 10th April. The Portuguese festival committee will inform all delegates and send the link to the online registration form, which you should complete as soon as possible and before 15th of May.

If you haven’t received this email regarding the registration and are a full festival delegate, please get in touch with us via festival@sons2019.eu for a link to the form.

  • 1 table (2 m x 0.45 m)
  • 2 poster walls with dimensions (wide x high):
    1.5 m x 1.5 m – back wall
    1.25 m x  1.5 m – sidewall
  • 1 or 2 chairs
  • 220V socket

IMPORTANT: Table protection is required. Delegates must bring their own table cover. 

In June 2019, Science on Stage EU will send to all delegates the poster templates, and useful instructions for the design. In the header of the template you will find the guiding theme of your project.
If you receive a template that does not fit the guiding theme of your project, please let us know immediately.

In order to present the projects prior to the festival in a virtual gallery on this site, please send your project poster as PDF to info@science-on-stage.eu by 1st of September 2019.

You should ensure that any images you submit are cleared for re-use and sharing under a Creative Commons licence.

PLEASE NOTE: You do need to print and bring your own poster to the festival.

You do need to print and bring your own handouts.

The delegate posters will be on display online in the Virtual Fair.

The safety briefing is available online here.

Yes, we will provide free Wi-Fi.

There will be security in the building and the center will be closed, but we can not be held responsible for materials on display.

Yes, we strongly suggest that you bring your regional specialities to the festival. They will be made available in specific spots.

By the end of October and early days of November the weather in Cascais could be unstable. However, as Portugal enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, even the coolest months remain fairly mild. Usually, November sees temperatures drop over four degrees from October’s averages. The average high during the day can reach 18°C and at night can dip down to around 11°C. This time of year, has higher than usual humidity rates, averaging from 68 to 80 percent, so it is advised to have an umbrella with you.

Full festival delegates are selected through national selection processes, but you can still attend the Open Day, on Saturday, 2nd November.

If you would like to attend Science on Stage festivals as a full delegate in the future, please subscribe for the monthly newsletter at www.science-on-stage.eu

If you wish to participate as a paying guest, please contact us at festival@sons2019.eu

Yes. The Venue and the hotel rooms are equipped with air-conditioning.

Additional Paying Delegates

  • Paying Delegates with accommodation (single-room) – 700€
  • Paying Delegates with accommodation (shared double-room) – 550€
  • Paying Delegates  accommodation not included – 400€

Fees include accommodation for 3 nights, 31 of October, 1 and 2 of November, under the specified conditions (except accommodation not included), meals in the program and conference materials.

Please make your payment by Bank Transfer to:

NUCLIO – Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia

Address:
Largo dos Topázios, 48, 3º Frente
2785-817 São Domingos de Rana
Portugal

Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Bank Address:
Av. João XXI, 63
1000-300 Lisboa
Portugal

IBAN: PT50 0035 0379 00001346830 15
BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL 

IMPORTANT: Payment must be made until May 30. You should send a copy of the transfer order to festival@sons2019.eu by the same date.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be held in several hotels close to the festival venue, most of them at a walking distance.

Delegates will stay in shared Twin rooms with free WI-FI and with breakfast included.

For further information please visit Accommodation.

No. Unless you pay the corresponding fee for additional delegates.

If you need to arrive earlier or stay longer you will have to contact your designated hotel. We will inform you at the end of May about your hotel.

The costs depend on the hotel you will be allocated to. We will inform you at the end of May about your hotel. Afterwards you should contact the hotel directly and book and pay for your additional nights.

No. We will try to accommodate delegates from one country in the same hotel. You will receive the information in which hotel you are located by the end of May.

You will be able to give details of any special requirements when registering as a festival delegate, however if you need to make us aware of any other requirements you can let us know by emailing festival@sons2019.eu

Travel

For detailed information, please visit Travel Information.

Open Day

2nd of November is the Open Day of the festival. The Fair will be open from 10:00h – 17:00h (provisional time subject to change).

During the Open Day you will have full access to all elements of the festival from 10:00h – 17:00h (provisional time). You will be able to explore the fair, visit presentations and take part in a range of workshops, experiencing inspiring teaching methods.

Everybody!

Even so, Science on Stage is a festival from teachers for teachers and we want as many people as possible involved in the teaching process to come along. We welcome all teaching professionals, trainees, technicians, curriculum developers and local councillors involved in education. The festival will cover all subjects across Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths from primary to secondary school.

If you can help to inspire children through teaching then we surely want you here!

Presentation, workshop and stall opportunities are only available for full festival delegates.

General

Science on Stage Europe provides a European platform for science teachers to exchange teaching concepts and to share ideas. The ultimate goal is to improve science teaching by encouraging creativity in science teachers. Through this we will encourage more schoolchildren to consider a career in science or engineering by spreading innovative teaching among Europe’s science teachers.

Since its launch in 2000, Science on Stage has reached more than 100,000 teachers and teacher trainers in 30+ European countries, and also Canada, Egypt and Israel.

The festival is in Cascais, Portugal. Estoril Congress Center will be the home of the festival.

Science on Stage festivals happen every two years, in a different country each time, so the next one will be in 2021.

Science on Stage is the largest European event from teachers for teachers gathering some of the most creative and innovative science teachers in Europe. Every 2 years, talented individuals have the opportunity to meet their colleagues in a unique rich environment. The event is completely supported by sponsorship. Do you want to see cutting edge trends in science education changing schools across Europe? Support us in this important mission. Please contact us at festival@sons2019.eu  

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