Welcome to Science Slam!
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the upcoming Science Slam on Thursday, March 28th, 2019.
Before you begin the application, let’s be sure you know what you’re getting into. If your application is successful, you will be competing against up to 6 other applicants for the honour of becoming Edmonton’s best science communicator!
Science Slam is based on the format of a poetry slam. In the first round, you will have 5 minutes to present the science topic of your choice. Whether it’s your own scientific research or just an aching curiosity, this is your chance to share it with a live audience. You can rap, do an interpretative dance, a skit, a song – whatever! No slideshows are allowed, but props and creative presentation styles are encouraged. Competitors are judged based on communication skills, audience engagement, and scientific accuracy.
TELUS World of Science – Edmonton’s previous Science Slams have seen everything from rapping about gravity waves, to clowns teaching science safety, to ukulele ballads about robotic limbs. Check out science slams on YouTube for videos of previous slams!
The second round is an improvised slam – you can choose whether or not you’d like to participate. The audience will be asked to contribute items, draw pictures, and write down ideas, and then each speaker has 3 minutes to present an improvised slam based on random items/audience ideas. This round is solely for fun and is not judged.
If you have any questions, or want to run an idea by us, please email Cate Collins.
Please apply by Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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