SciFest 2017 – science and technology creatively together
SciFest® is an annual international festival of science and technology held in Joensuu, Finland. The festival engages children and youth in science and technology and inspires them to see research as a career of the future. The theme of SciFest 2017 is “On the Road”.
SciFest popularises science bringing together universities, scientific institutions, companies and organisations to work in collaboration with children and youth. Science and research are also made easily accessible and interesting to the general public.
The travellers who walk along the path of science carry different ingredients in their backpacks. These together create the programme of the whole science festival during SciFest.
The main target group of travellers is children and youth, but visitors from different generations ranging from kindergarten to seniors are also welcome. The expected number of participants on the road is about 15 000.
The festival has been organized since 2007. It is a forum of science, environment and technology education that is both locally and nationally significant.
11-13 May 2017, Joensuu