[Linux-aus] National Science Week 2004

Jacqueline McNally j-conversations at decisions-and-designs.com.au
Fri Feb 6 15:16:02 UTC 2004

If you are thinking of activities that are to be national, for example, 
installfests and roadshows. A good marketing strategy is to use existing 
promotional avenues. Also, they are often free, as in beer :)

National events that may be appropriate for LA are Adult Learners Week 
(http://www.adultlearnersweek.org/) and National Science Week 
(http://www.scienceweek.info.au/). Both are heavily promoted using 
various media including radio, www, and direct marketing to target 
groups with printed material (brochures and posters). I'm not sure about 
TV as I don't have one.

There are federal grants for National Science Week, but they closed at 
the end of January :( Some States offer grants. Here is the link for 
Victoria: http://www.innovation.vic.gov.au/programs/program.asp?id=220 
You may not need a grant to put up an activity, particularly if you were 
going to do one anyway. But it's nice to know they are there.

National Science Week this year is 14 – 22 August 2004. But there is a 
lot of promotion leading up to the event. So getting in early, leverages 
the opportunity. Note: Schools get heavily involved in National Science 

There are usually competitions during National Science Week. I know one 
year I entered a competition on Triple J. First prize was a day on radio 
with the Sleek Geeks (Dr Karl and Adam Spencer). I didn't win, but 
second prize was goodo - three Dr Karl books :)

All the best
Jacqueline McNally

Community Contact, Australia/New Zealand
OpenOffice.org Marketing Project

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