ECSS Science Slam

presented by the ECSS and the Ruhr University Bochum

Time: 19:30
Place: Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Science Slam is a communication format whereby young scientists have 10 minutes to explain their research projects in an understandable and entertaining way. This presentation format encourages young researchers to explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. It also encourages young scientists to engage the audience, as following the presentations, the audience will get to vote for their favourite Science Slam.

Live demonstrations with props and creative, visual presentations are encouraged to allow the audience to experience a fully interactive event, which is unlike the typical conference presentation.

Entry criteria

  • you are 35 years of age or younger at the time of ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017
  • you have to send your Science Slam Submission Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 20th May 2017 and apply for the "ECSS Science Slam at ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017"


  • A jury from the local scientific committee will evaluate all Science Slam submissions and select 5 candidates (or groups) to present their performance on stage
  • The audience will form the jury and define the winner