We want you: Participate as a slammer
Present your research in a fun and engaging way to a wide and diverse audience. To participate as a slammer, please contact organiser Tobias Truetsch directly via email. Please make sure to briefly describe your topic / research when contacting him. Of course, participation is free.
What’s a Science Slam?
A “Science Slam” is a short scientific talk tournament based on the “Poetry Slam” concept and similar to “Powerpoint-Karaoke”, in which students and scientists (called slammers) present their own research work to an audience in an entertaining and understandable way and compete against each other in a competition. The aim is not only to convey knowledge to the general public, but especially to present the content in a humorous and descriptive way. The aim is to win the favour of the audience in a given time, whereby the lecture is evaluated by the audience. All aids are permitted for the presentation. Participation is open to all persons regardless of the scientific discipline.
Each slammer normally has ten minutes to present their research work or project to the audience in a humorous and entertaining way. The statements are often supported by unconventional PowerPoint presentations. Each lecture is then evaluated by the audience. Finally, the winner of the competition will be announced at the end and may receive the Science Slam trophy.
Science Slams are particularly popular in Germany and regularly takes place in university cities. In Switzerland, too, such events have already been organised in the cities of Bern, Basel and Zurich. There are countless examples of Science Slams on the Internet.
20:00 - 22:30
KUGL - Kultur am Gleis