The 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival will be held in late April 2012 in Washington, DC. The first festival (last mentioned in my Nov. 26, 2012 posting) was held Oct. 23 – 24, 2010 in Washington, DC and attracted an estimated 500,000 people.
The finale event, which includes a book fair, an exposition, and a number of live events runs from April 28-29, 2012 with a number of events being held in the days before. You can go here for a complete calendar of events.
There’s a brief description of what they have planned and some of the special guests on the home page, which I’ve excerpted,
Don’t miss the largest celebration of science in the US: the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival will feature over 3,000 fun, interactive exhibits, more than 100 stage shows and 33 Author Presentations. The finale Expo will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC on April 28-29, 2012. Hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. New this year: the USA Science & Engineering Festival Book Fair, and a Career Pavilion for high-school students that includes a College Fair, a Job Fair and a Meet the Scientist/Engineer Networking area.
Major Science Celebrities including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mayim Bialik from the Big Bang Theory, and Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from the hit TV Series the MythBusters will be performing. The event is open to all ages and FREE of charge.