SSP respects the individual nature, character and traditions of each science fair. The diversity of our fairs in the audiences they reach, the territories they cover and their management and organizational structure enriches the global network of science fairs.
However, although we celebrate our differences, fairs also have many elements in common. It is our goal to create a resource for fairs that will help in the management of their own fairs.
SSP has begun the dialogue with the Science Fair Standards that have been developed over the last few years with consultation from many fair directors. In these conversations, it became clear that fairs are eager to share best practices, to learn how others manage common activities – to affirm how they manage or to consider how they might improve.
Beginning with the standards, SSP will continue to gather and share what resources we have. We are also partnering with the Intel ISEF Advisory Council to ask their aid in soliciting and reviewing documentation from fairs throughout the network to share with the community.
It is our goal to build a resource that shares the best fair management practices, policies and procedures from around the world built on the spirit of collaboration and community to the betterment of the science fair experience for everyone.