#GoGAIN19: Science Slam

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

Present your research at GAIN19

Welcome on stage: the GAIN Science Slam premieres at the GAIN19! It is all about science communication. Five 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.


We want you! We are looking for five international
researchers to present their findings in the brief
and lively Science Slam format. Any postdoc, early
career researcher in the Bay Area, GAIN Member or
GAIN19 attendee can apply. Only your own research
can be presented. Applications from all disciplines
are welcome!


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


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


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.


Send us an email to GAIN19@gain-network.org and
submit a one-minute video pitching your slam in
English. Deadline: July 15th 2019.

The GAIN19 committee will select five slammers.
They will participate in a workshop on science
communication with GAIN trustee and seasoned
science slammer Martin R. Lichtenthaler in late July.