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The I Love Science Festival is coming to Brussels Expo

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From 15th to 17th October

After the success of previous editions, the I Love Science Festival will be returning to Brussels. From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 October, Hall 11 of Brussels Expo will become a large science town with animations, workshops, exhibitions, VR experiences, labs and much more. Admission is free.

This is the third edition of the I Love Science Festival, which was created in 2018 by Innoviris, at the initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region to introduce visitors to the wonderful world of science and new technologies. The second edition, one year later, featured no less than 204 activities.

Since then, the I Love Science Festival has attracted some fifty institutions, associations and universities each presenting fun and educational activities. The aim is to shine a light on science in a playful way. At the I Love Science Festival, scientific discoveries aren’t just demonstrated, they’re tangible. Visitors of all ages will discover fascinating experiments and activities.

From an introduction to drone flying and a virtual dive into the heart of nature, to learning to code to create your own video game. There is something for everyone.

A hybrid event

This year’s festival will be held as a hybrid event. In addition to the on-site activities, many activities will be offered online. In Brussels Expo’s Hall 11, there will be nine different spaces divided into themes, from art & history, to nature, to the science trucks area. The online section will also be divided into themes. The online part of the event was made possible thanks to a cooperation with Technopolis, who took care of the entire online part via HYBR, a brand-new platform for hybrid events. Technopolis was also involved in the communication of the event, which aimed to encourage the widest possible target audience – including, of course, young people – to participate.

Schools Day

The first day of the I Love Science Festival is dedicated to schoolchildren. Classes can book their visit at www.ilovescience.brussels. This Schools Day will take place on Friday 15 October.

A unique and completely safe experience

The I Love Science Festival has been awarded the Brussels Health & Safety Label. Participants will be asked to observe strict hygiene rules. Groups and schools are, of course, welcome, provided they book in advance. Needless to say, the festival will follow the health regulations in force at the time of the event. So, please bear in mind that these can still change. Please check www.ilovescience.brussels for the latest info.

Press information

The I Love Science Festival is an initiative of Innoviris and visit.brussels for the Brussels-Capital Region.

Press contact:

Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Scientific Research Barbara Trachte: Nicolas Roelens +32 485

89 83 95, nroelens@gov.brussels

visit.brussels: Jeroen Roppe, +32 476 61 60 99, j.roppe@visit.brussels

Innoviris: Sophie Messens, +32 2600 50 62, smessens@innoviris.brussels

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