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Science Slam YVR

October 11, 2022, 2022

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For those of you who have not yet experienced the wonder of Science Slam, welcome! We are Vancouver’s most epic science showdown. Sit back, relax, and watch as our competitors battle to achieve science communication fame and glory.

What exactly is a science slam? Based on the format of a poetry slam, a science slam is a competition where speakers gather to share their science with you – the audience. Competitors have five minutes to present on any science topic without the use of a slideshow and are judged based on communication skills, audience impact and scientific content. Props and creative presentation styles are encouraged!

Whether you’re a researcher, student, educator, artist, or communicator, our stage is open to you. If you’ve got a science topic you’re researching, or just a topic you’re excited about, send in an application! If you’re not sure about an idea, just ask us at!

Application link:

We will be accepting applications until September 23, 2022 and will be notifying our potential Slammers by September 30 to give enough time to prepare!

As this event is held in October, feel free to be inspired by the Halloween season, although this is certainly not necessary to apply.

YouTube channel (for creative inspiration):

Doors open at 7pm, event begins at 7:30pm. General admission $15, first 50 tickets sold get the $12 early bird rate!

See you there!

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The venue is wheelchair accessible. The main cabaret room is accessible through a ramped entrance. We also have a wheelchair accessible washroom in the space as well.

Venue is a 19+ venue with non-gendered bathrooms.

Masks are not required but they are encouraged.

Costumes are also not required, but feel free to embrace the Halloween vibe by breaking out your costume early.

Science Slam acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Squamish, Sto:lo, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh Nation. Many of our attendees, Science Slam included, are guests of these territories and must act accordingly.

Science Slam is an inclusive event, as a result hate speech and abuse will not be tolerated.


Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street


Science Slam Canada