So you want to start a Science Café?
Anyone can start a Science Café! Some café organizers are associated with universities, museums, or professional scientific societies. Others organize a café because they see a need for one in their neighborhood, or they enjoy talking about science, or because it’s a fun way to combine science and socializing.
Organizing a Science Café doesn't take an enormous effort or a big budget. In fact, large, complicated, or high-profile events can detract from the casual, intimate café atmosphere. While attendance at a café meeting may range from only 20 to 80 people, the experience is far more personal and often more meaningful than that of a crowded lecture hall or stuffy speaker series. Often the success of one Science Café leads to an ongoing series of cafés.
For access to the "Grow a Café" section of this site, which contains additional tips, advice, and materials for both beginner and experienced café organizers, register your café.