The Association for Science Education

Trailblazers Conference

Date: Friday 8th March 2013

Time: 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Location : Discovery Museum - Newcastle

Cost : £7 per student

Trailblazers Conference

8th March 2013

9.30 to 4.00pm, Discovery Museum

£7 per student, maximum of 10 students per organisation

Trailblazers is an inspiring and exciting conference for 16 to 19 year olds, being delivered to open a major exhibition and engagement programme at Discovery Museum. The conference will focus on current career opportunities and professions in the science, engineering and technology industries in the North East and beyond. There will be an emphasis on increasing the female work force in these industries but the conference is relevant for both male and female students.

The day will include keynote speakers including Professor Isobel Pollock from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Member of Parliament for Newcastle Chi Onwurah, and Baroness Prosser from SEMTA (sector skills council for Science Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies). There will also be a range of practical workshops, demonstrations and careers stall areas from different organisations and businesses representing a wide cross section of science, engineering and technology specialisms.

The ticket price, as well as the talks, workshops and stall areas, includes a delegate pack for each student and lunch and refreshments. Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Students will also receive a complementary invitation to the evening exhibition launch at the museum.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact the Discovery Learning Team on 0191 2772174, email

Our conference sponsor - Semta. Trailblazers is sponsored by SCM Pharma, Semta, Parsons Brinckeroff, Friends of Discovery Museum, Connect through Culture and the Institute of Physics.