Apply to Present a Stage Program at Seattle Science Festival's Science EXPO Day

(Application deadline has been extended to March 22, 2013)

Science EXPO Day will be held on June 8, 2013 at Seattle Center from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. We are looking for stage programs that will engage people of all ages in a region-wide celebration of scientific wonders, resources, and opportunities by exploring the role of science, engineering, technology and math in Puget Sound and beyond. Stage Programs should be 15-20 minutes in length.

Stage programs will be selected through a curated process to ensure quality and appropriateness. Filters and criteria for selection include:

  • Science-based: Clearly grounded in the scientific habits of mind (problem solving, reasoning, communication, and making connections.)
  • Doable: Deliverable at a high quality within the constraints of time and resources available.
  • Accessible: Engaging, inclusive, understandable to the audience (manner of delivery, academic level of content and logistics).
  • Relevant: Addressing important and timely issues of both today and the future, tied to career opportunities, and connected to our daily lives where possible.
  • Appropriate: Seattle Science Festival is a family-friendly celebration and therefore all materials and activities must be appropriate for a family audience.
  • Wow! Fun, exciting, cool, clever, experiential, and conveying the sense of awe and wonder that is at the heart of scientific discovery and achievement.

To ensure that all stage programs are appropriate and engaging for our audience, all stage program submissions will be reviewed by our Science EXPO Day Task Force. Seattle Science Festival reserves the right to reject or request the revision of stage program submissions in accordance with recommendations made by the Science EXPO Day Task Force. If you would like more clarification on the criteria used to evaluate Seattle Science Festival stage programs, please contact Jordan Adams, Science Festival Event Manager, at (206) 269-2144 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , prior to beginning your application.

There are three ways that you and your organization can participate in Science EXPO Day: host an exhibit, present a stage program, or both. If you are applying to host an exhibit, please complete the separate Science EXPO Day Exhibitor Application.

Important Information to Review

Be sure to download and review the Science EXPO Day Stage Program Terms and Conditions document. You will be required to agree to the Science EXPO Day Stage Program Terms and Conditions before performing on Science EXPO Day.

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Science EXPO Day Stage Programming Application
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  17. Why are you interested in participating in this year's event? (check all that apply)(*)









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  19. Program Name
    Every Seattle Science Festival stage program provider receives a listing in our printed program and on our mobile app. Please enter your stage program name EXACTLY AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR IN ALL LISTINGS. Please check that all capitalization, spacing and punctuation preferences are correctly displayed.
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  20. Science EXPO Day Stage Program Description
    The Science EXPO Day stage program description is used by the Science EXPO Day Task Force to understand and vet your stage program. Please provide a concise description of your EXPO Day stage program and how it will be used to engage visitors of all ages in science and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Please include information such as:
    • -Has this stage program been performed before?
    • -What materials does this stage program use?
    • -How many visitors can interact with your stage program at once?
    • -How does this stage program inspire EXPO Day visitors to become more engaged in STEM?
    • -What makes this stage program interesting and fun?
    Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (206) 269-2144 if you have any questions regarding the Science EXPO Day stage program description. Enter your concise Science EXPO Day stage program description here:
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  21. Science EXPO Day Promotional Description
    The Science EXPO Day promotional description will be used to describe your stage program on the Seattle Science Festival website and in our printed program. This description should summarize your activities and excite your audience! Click here to see examples of interesting, exciting promotional descriptions from some of our 2012 stage program providers.

    Enter your Science EXPO Day promotional description here (your description is limited to 180 characters, including spaces). Please enter your promotional description EXACTLY AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR IN OUR PROGRAM AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS.(*)
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  22. Electricity
    If your stage program requires electricity, please list the items you plan to plug in and their amperage/wattage specifications so our staff can assure we have an adequate amount of power to suit your needs.
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  23. Water
    We will try our best to accommodate your requests for water, however Seattle Center's campus has limited access to water available. If you require access to a water source or waste water outlet, please list the specifications of your program's water use and needs.
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  24. Setup and Tear-down
    Do you plan on having any additional setup/tear-down requirements? These may include:
    • -Need to load directly off a truck
    • -Need assistance moving heavy items
    • -Require additional setup time
    • -Require additional tear-down time
    • -Need dedicated security
    • -Need access to forklift/forklift operator
    • -Etc.
    Please list any foreseen additional setup/tear-down requirements.
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  25. Permits
    Do you plan on having any items in your stage program that may require special permitting? Any stage program providers requiring the presence of open flame, gases, animals, waste water or chemicals must obtain all applicable permitting for their stage program. Please contact the Seattle Fire Department Special Events Division at (206) 386-1450 for more information on obtaining special permits. If you are not sure if your stage program requires a special permit, contact Jordan Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (206) 269-2144 for more information.

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  27. Science EXPO Day Stage Program Terms and Conditions
    Click here to download the Science EXPO Day Stage Program Terms and Conditions. It is important that you review this agreement in its entirety; you will be required to agree to these Terms and Conditions before being allowed to perform at Science EXPO Day.