The upcoming 6th Munich Science Slam scheduled on April 3rd is postponed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) until further updates
What we’re about
Raising Awareness About Effective Oral Science Communication
Researchers and scientists are passionate about their research topics and spend plenty of time, effort, heart and soul in their research. They should be able to clearly and precisely communicate their findings in order to advance their personal careers, scientific knowledge and increase public awareness to support informed decision- and policy-makers. However, they often struggle to present their research to the broader scientific community.
This is where the Munich Science Slam helps!
The Munich Science Slam is a fusion of a presentation skills workshop, a rehearsal and a main science slam event. We provide a platform for scientists to improve their communication skills and make their research more visible. The audience mostly consists of scientists from various fields but also includes people not working in science, who are curious to learn about the research that is going on in their hometown. This increases the event’s training value for both the speakers and the audience and, at the same time, makes the event more enjoyable.
- Presentation Skills Workshop: in this pre-slam workshop, we provide the speakers with a toolbox of presentation techniques, from mind-mapping to design processes. We go all the way from “what are you passionate about?” to “what do you want to share?”
- Pre-Slam Rehearsal: in the science slam rehearsal, we give the speakers the opportunity to practice presenting their research. They receive extensive and personal feedback to help develop the talk to be more informative and inspiring.
- Science Slam Main Event: finally, on the science slam event day, the speakers share their research with the public! The slam takes place in a relaxed atmosphere, but nevertheless, the speakers are forced to step out of their comfort zone. What makes the Munich Science Slam special is Active Audience Participation. The audience members provide real-time feedback by online rating and even give short and spontaneous talks themselves.
Join us in an open, relaxed and pleasant atmosphere where we will practice giving appealing scientific talks that are passionate and engaging!
"I liked that we were put on the spot right away, forcing us to get out of our comfort zone."
"I really enjoyed the practical working and critiquing of the talks. I felt my talk and that of others improved a lot in the short time span."
"I enjoyed the workshop a lot, it helped me to develop a nice concept for my presentation and to structure my ideas.""
"The speakers clearly demonstrated the importance of their goal of the study!"
"I found the workshop very stimulating!"