Science Slam! 2017

Back for EAB 2017, the Science Slam was an evening of ecological comedy, creativity and costumes.

Everyone is used to the more traditional methods of presenting science, and there were posters and talks galore at EAB2017 – but at the Science Slam we look for different ways of showing off your research.

Compared by Jovanka Steele, who brought an American-gone-Belgian take on science slams, world events and cats, six EAB attendees strutted their scientific stuff on Tuesday 12th December.  Each one amusing, entertaining and (even) informing a crowd of nearly 100 ecologists who joined us in the moodlit Zaalverhuur room of the historic Geuzenhuis in central Ghent.  We even had a bonus poetry reading to kick everything off!

Cheers from the 2017 winner Katharina Brinck Katharina Brinck

The event was filmed, and the performances will be hosted here – so if you didn’t have a chance to attend, watch this space.  You can still check out previous years:

Kirsten Parris – 2016 winner, with the trials of Russel the growling frog .

Rose Woodroffe – 2015 winner, some wee observations on the oft-confusing concept of scientific ‘controlS’.

Watch all the 2016 videos

Watch all the 2015 videos

Look back on the the conference conversation on Twitter with #EAB2017.