“Think Aloud! – GFFA Science Slam 2019”

“Think Aloud! – GFFA Science Slam 2019”

When: Friday, 18 January 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Where: fair grounds Berlin, BMEL hall 23 a, International Green Week 2019
During the 11th GFFA, a “Science Slam” will be organised for the first time thus linking the GFFA on “Agriculture Goes Digital – Smart Solutions for Future Farming” with the BMEL Special Show at the International Green Week 2019.

 

Following a short welcome and introduction by a facilitator, a maximum of five slam presentations related to the GFFA focus issue of “digitisation” of no more than 10 minutes each will be presented on the BMEL stage by various scientists from BMEL departmental research facilities and relevant universities at this entertaining event. The audience in the BMEL exhibition hall 23a will be the jury and will decide who the winner is to be awarded a special BMEL prize.

 

A science slam is a scientific talk competition where scientists present their research work within a given time frame (usually 10 minutes) to a mixed audience. The focus is on communicating scientific concepts to a non-expert audience. The presentations are evaluated by the audience (e.g. via score boards). Apart from the scientific contents, the comprehensibility and the entertainment value are also rated. Because of its innovative combination of scientific technical presentation, sporty competitive nature and entertainment features, the science slam is a hybrid format of scientific communication.