GAIN19: SCIENCE SLAM

Friday, August 23rd | 6:15 PM
Great Ballroom, Westin St. Francis San Francisco

Scientific Stand-up at GAIN19

Welcome on stage: the GAIN Science Slam premieres at the GAIN19! It is all about science communication. Seven international researchers from various fields will present their findings in a ten-minute pitch in front of the GAIN19 audience. The objective is to impart current research results to a diverse audience in an understandable and entertaining way. Various presentation digital media are allowed, e.g. PowerPoint presentations, live demonstrations or other requisites. The GAIN audience is also the Science Slam Jury.

Science Slams started in German university towns in the mid-2000s: Darmstadt, Braunschweig, Hamburg. Today, Science Slams are held all over Germany on a weekly basis. For GAIN19, it makes perfect sense to merge American storytelling, elevator pitches and German science communication on the GAIN19 stage.

THE SLAMERS:

Seven researchers from the Bay Area and beyond will present their science slam pitch touching on topics such as water cycles, gravitational waves, fecal molecules and much more.

THE AUDIENCE:

The GAIN annual conference is the largest German
science and research career fair in the US with over
500 participants, ranging from early career
researchers to representatives of 100 German
universities, research institutions and funding
agencies. The GAIN19 audience will vote the winner.

WHEN AND WHERE:

The GAIN19 Science Slam will take place on
Friday, August 23rd at the Great Ballroom,
Westin St Francis starting at 6:15 PM.

THE GAIN SCIENCE SLAM AWARD:

Every slammer will receive a professional YouTube
recording of their performance. A significant
differentiator for any CV. The best slammer will
additionally receive a cash prize of $1,000.00!
The prize will be proudly presented by Elsevier.