The format originally comes from the USA, where poets and storytellers have been demonstrating their art with an interactive audience at so-called poetry slams for over 25 years. The most successful variation on a poetry slam is the science slam started by the Haus der Wissenschaft in Braunschweig. The format has been particularly successful in cities like Hamburg and Berlin, but is also a crowd puller elsewhere. Each scientist has ten minutes to present their topic and infect the audience with his enthusiasm. It is not just about the scientific value of the presentation but also about making the talk as interesting and audience-oriented as possible. The passion for scientific knowledge should spread to the audience. The audience acts as the jury in deciding whether or not it works. The audience can award marks between 0 and 10 to decide on fame or failure for the speakers.
Anyone who wishes to present his or her own scientific work on stage can enter.
We are not just addressing professors, students or scientists. Also anyone else who has new, innovative ideas, or start-up enterprises with creative and innovative concepts and ideas are also welcome to take to the stage.
The rules for the competition to win the audience’s favour are really quite simple:
The audience is also an important part of the science slam: as the jury it is they who decide which speaker gets fame and who is a failure.
Combine the New Energy Science Slam with a visit to New Energy Husum 2014.
Registrations are being accepted as of now!
Tel.: +49 4841 902 - 492
Here is a report from the Husumer Nachrichten of 19 March 2012.