Introduction. Can leadership skills raise a major science event for the community? What are the qualities needed to develop such an event that aims to become a tradition in a unfriendly society as the romanian society? Financial skills, credibility and communication are just a few of the leadership issues identified as important in successfully implementing a major scientific event.
Aim of the study. The paper describe leadership qualities identified as important by stakeholders of a major science event. This study is based on findings from seven years of practice in science events area. SCIKIDS Science Festival, is the largest youth science festival in Romania, celebrating 7 editions. The inaugural event was held on October 2013. In 2019 SCIKIDS Science Festival celebrated seven edition accumulating over 50.000 visitors.
Keywords: leadership, organization, leader,communicate, science event.