About ASF – Atlanta Science Festival

About ASF

Atlanta Science Festival

The Atlanta Science Festival returned March 13-27, 2021 with 90+ virtual, self-guided, and outdoor events for curious kids and adults. ASF celebrates the world-class learning and STEM career opportunities in metro Atlanta. The Festival is engineered by Science ATL and 50+ community partners, with major support from founders Emory University, Georgia Tech, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and from sponsors UPS, International Paper, Georgia Power, Cox Enterprises, and Mercer University.

We are committed to expanding access to science learning opportunities for all in metro Atlanta, and our evaluations show that the racial/ethnic diversity among Festival attendees closely matches that of the metro Atlanta region. The Festival reaches a wide variety of ages, with 50% of attendees aged 25-44 (not including those under 14 years old, who were not surveyed). Learn more in our latest report.

Atlanta Science Festival is engineered by Science ATL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people together through the wonder of science. Founded in 2014 by Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Metro Atlanta Chamber, the organization produces the Atlanta Science Festival, The Science Scene public events calendar, the Chief Science Officers leadership program for middle and high school students, a science communication fellowship, and additional public science events and learning opportunities throughout the year, such as the 5K Race Through Space. Learn more about us at ScienceATL.org

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In 2017, Atlanta Science Festival was honored to be recognized by Phi Beta Kappa as one of four organizations building creative exchanges with new and diverse audiences as Atlanta was named as an Arts & Sciences City of Distinction. Atlanta Science Festival is the proud winner of the 2019 Georgia Bio Community Award, the 2015 Technology Association of Georgia STEM Education Award for Post-Secondary Outreach, and the 2014 “Best Public Event” award from Association of Destination Management Executives International.

The Atlanta Science Festival is a proud member of the Science Festival Alliance, a professional community dedicated to more and better science and technology festivals.

Founding Organizations

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