Coolest Projects, our world-leading technology fair for young people, takes place in seven countries this year: Ireland, the UK, USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania and Milan in Italy. If you are outside one of these countries, we would love to support you.
Teams of marvellous volunteers organise and run the events in Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Milan! They are doing incredible work to give children in their regions the chance to present their tech creations and be celebrated for their skills and creativity.
And we want to support you in our global community to do the same: organise your own regional Coolest Projects events, wherever you are, so that young people near you can showcase their work and be inspired by others’ inventions.
So we’ve put together a free Coolest Projects Regional Handbook that walks you through everything you need to organise your own Coolest Projects event!
The benefits of running a Coolest Projects event in your community:
- Celebrate the creativity of young creators
- Grow your local coding and volunteer community
- Engage parents and educators with technology
- Develop connections with local businesses
- Build the worldwide network of Coolest Projects participants, partners, and volunteers
Your regional event does not have to be large or formal — it can be as big or small as your community’s volunteers want it to be, and tailored to your community’s needs and interests.
Like the volunteer teams who already run regional Coolest Projects, you too can run your own event — with our handbook as guidance.
We’ve made it simple for you with the Coolest Projects Regional Handbook
Our brand-new handbook brings together everything you need to plan, prepare for, and host your own regional Coolest Projects event. It includes practical advice on:
- Building your Coolest Projects team
- Managing an event budget
- Choosing a venue
- Sponsorship and partner management
- Communications and marketing
- Coolest Projects licensing
For more Coolest Projects Regional resources, please see our extended list of appendices links, which are available here.
We’ll help you form a Coolest Project team. If you’re interested in bringing Coolest Projects to your community, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect you to other volunteers in your region who have expressed their interest to us! Letting us know you want to be involved will also enable us to give you more support while you’re getting started.