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Our Mission:

The mission of the World Science Festival 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.

About Us:

The World Science Festival is a multimedia organization producing original content straddling science, the arts, journalism and education. Founded in 2008, WSF is viewed by many as the premier platform bringing the most transformative ideas at the forefront of discovery to mainstream audiences. With formats spanning innovative works of theatre, film, dance and music, immersive live and virtual experiences, as well as riveting discussions and debates, WSF is lauded globally for its groundbreaking live and digital content featuring world renowned scientists, artists and intellectuals, shifting science to the cultural center. Based in New York City, WSF is distinctive in its commitment to the highest of editorial standards and production excellence, providing worldwide audiences an exciting and impactful view of the near and far future.

Widely known for our annual week-long festival placing science at the cultural core of New York City, WSF’s expanding live events have reached over 3.5 million visitors worldwide, and our digital, educational and broadcast programming has garnered over 250 million views.

In 2016, WSF launched the annual World Science Festival Brisbane, hosted by the Queensland Museum Network.

World Science U, the education platform of the World Science Festival, offers in-depth explorations of science guided by Nobel Laureates, renowned researchers, and master educators.

The World Science Festival is a production of the World Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.

Our Team: