We had 120+ speakers comprising scientists, researchers, educators, science communicators, public engagement journalists and writers.
100% of our speakers wanted to be a part of the festival once again and looked forward to engaging in an offline, in-person medium.
60+ sessions of talks, discussions, workshops, roundtables and games covering space, health, robotics, sci-comm, policy, art and history
65+ sessions of talks, discussions, workshops, round-tables, games, competitions and demonstrations.
100+ global speakers, and 20,000+ session views over a month.
Participation from India, US, UK, UAE, Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Norway, Africa, Australia…
20,000+ session views across a month

Attendees were primarily motivated to attend the festival because they wished to learn something new. The ease of access due to the online nature of the festival enabled more attendees from all across the globe to experience our events.

"It covered diverse topics, was engaging and involved people from across the globe. I like that part. Few events like that of comms in research institutions could have included public engagement practitioners or science communicators who have worked with institutions for some time/tears rather than scientists. Moderators were polite, guidelines to the audience were clear. I liked how there was a separate session for QnA after each workshop/talk. This gives people more time for questions."

"On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed the festival. The sessions I attended were really engaging and interesting. Zoom fatigue was a real issue, but apart from that, there is very little that I'd change about the festival program. I really liked that there were events planned for different age groups. Further, the different kinds of sessions ensured that not a single day was monotonous."

The diversity of the events really caught my eye. I really liked the fact that the speakers came from varied backgrounds and countries. This made for interesting events and different perspectives, many of which I would not have been exposed to otherwise. Further, while I did not attend all events personally, it was nice to see events aimed at different age groups. Oftentimes when we speak of science communication and outreach, it is limited to a specific audience in mind. While there is nothing wrong with such an approach, I do believe that there is something to be gained by having some overlap, which was exactly what the Festival did.”

"I loved that the festival did different kinds of sessions for different age groups and for the scicomm professionals. There is no one else doing it for the scicomm professionals - so, there is definitely merit in the SciComm Huddle. Also, I hope the age-definitions of the sessions helped in getting more interested and engaged audience."