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Science Slam YVR
April 10, 2019
April may bring showers, but it’s also a great time for a mini Science Slam! Science Slam YVR is excited to host this event at Storm Crow Alehouse, and we can’t wait! Also, it’s free – can you ask for anything better?
For those of you who have never experienced the wonder of Science Slam, welcome! We are Vancouver’s most epic science showdown. Watch as our competitors battle to share science with their captive audience. What’s on the line? Pride, fame, eternal glory, and occasionally a prize or two.
What exactly is a science slam? Based on the format of a poetry slam, a science slam is a competition brings together researchers, students, educators, artists, and communicators to share their science with you – the audience. Competitors have five minutes to present on any science topic without the use of a slideshow and are judged based on communication skills, audience impact, and scientific accuracy. Props and creative presentation styles are encouraged!
If you’re interested in competing, please apply using the following link: https://forms.gle/4VQM4dQnXgBQUK7u5 or email us at scislamYVR@gmail.com. If you’re not sure about an idea, just ask!
Doors open at 7pm, event begins at 7:30pm. As this is a mini-slam, admission is free! Space is limited, so attendance to this event will be on a first come first in basis.
Science Slam acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Squamish, Sto:lo, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh Nation. Many of our attendees, Science Slam included, are are guests of these territories and must act accordingly.
Science Slam is an inclusive event, and as a result hate speech and abuse will not be tolerated. This includes anti-blackness, anti-indigenous, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, islamophobia, xenophobia, fatphobia, ableism, transmisogyny, misogyny, femmephobia, cissexism, and anti-immigrant attitudes.