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About the World Science Festival
The World Science Festival offers an unparalleled opportunity for an entrepreneurial and creative individual to contribute to a dynamic and growing live events and digital media production organization.
The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.
The World Science Festival’s signature event is an annual week-long celebration and exploration of science that launched in 2008. Hailed a “new cultural institution,” by the New York Times, the Festival has featured such luminaries as: Stephen Hawking, E.O. Wilson, Sir Paul Nurse, Harold Varmus, Eric Lander, Steven Chu, Richard Leakey, Sylvia Earle, Yo-Yo Ma, Oliver Sacks, Mary-Claire King, Chuck Close, Philip Glass, Charlie Kaufman, Glenn Close, Anna Deavere Smith, Bobby McFerrin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liev Schrieber, John Lithgow, Bill T. Jones, John Hockenberry, and Elizabeth Vargas. The annual Festivals have drawn more than 1.3 million visitors since 2008, and millions more have viewed the programs online. The World Science Festival also produces year-round programming throughout New York City, nationally and internationally.
WorldScienceU.com is the Foundation’s online education website where students and lifelong learners can find clear answers to complex questions, and explore the wonders of science guided by world renowned scientists and educators.