The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), in partnership with the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), is organizing the 3rd Barcelona Science Slam, which will take place on Thursday 31st May at 8 pm in Bar Mau Mau (Fontrodona 35, 08004 Barcelona). This is also a European Science Slam pre-final and the winner will participate in the European final in Toulouse in July 2018.
This 3rd Barcelona Science Slam encourages PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from all BIST research centres to participate, providing an exciting opportunity to learn about a broad range of scientific fields and to bring their research closer to society. Science Slam is a science communication contest where up to 8 scientists explain their research projects in 5 min engaging, clear and fun talks. You can see some examples of previous editions of the Barcelona Science Slam here.
How can you participate?
Option A: attend a free 2-day science communication workshop, which will prepare you for the slam
In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to communicate your complex research projects to the general public, and practice how to bring your science to life using simple, but strong storytelling techniques like metaphors. The ability to command core science communication tools will leave your audience spellbound; be it when you are giving a talk, or simply explaining your research to your friends or family members. In addition, you will also learn how to deal with a stage fright when presenting to a bigger crowd of people. This very practical hands on training will prepare you how to be a confident science slammer and to be ready to hit the stage without any fear.
Who is the course for?
The course is intended for PhD students and postdocs at the BIST centres
Duration of the course
2 full days (29th and 30th May 2018) from 9:15 am to 5 pm
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Dr. Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona
The number of participants is limited to 25.
Registration deadline: 22nd May 2018
Option B: directly apply for the science slam
You can also directly apply for the science slam (without attending the science communication workshop) by uploading a one-minute video of you describing your research project by 22nd May 2018. You will be notified by 24th May 2018if your slam has been selected for the semifinal European slam on the 31st May 2018 in bar mau mau at 20pm.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org