A Call for Science Slammers

Calling all Science Slammers!

Do you love science? Do you love TALKING about science? Do you like figuring out the science behind the fantastical things that exist in the worlds of speculative fantasy?

Well then, we are looking for YOU (that is, people who love to share their love of science and speculative fiction) at a VCON Science Slam on Saturday, October 6 at 5:00 PM!!!

Science Slam is a science communication competition similar to a poetry slam, but focused on science and featuring a wide range of speakers and styles. The Science Slam team has been running slams in Vancouver for the past three years, and there have also been slams in Ottawa and Edmonton. Competitors, including students, educators and general Science enthusiasts, have 5 to 10 minutes to present on any Science topic and are judged based on communication skills, audience impact, and scientific accuracy.

For VCON, they would like to gear the topics towards the Science of Speculative Fiction: What is the reproductive cycle of Godzilla? Which animals inspired the movie Alien? How are dragons evolutionarily related?

These are the kinds of things you could share, whether it’s your own passion or a scientific interest, this is your chance to share it with a live audience. No slideshows are allowed, but props and creative presentation styles are encouraged.

If interested in participating as a Slammer, please contact: scislamyvr [at] gmail [dot] com

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