GFFA event “Think Aloud! – GFFA Science Slam”
A Science Slam will be held for the third time on the occasion of the 13th GFFA on 21 January 2021. Subject and schedule:
The Science Slam is intended to illustrate the scientific spectrum of this year’s GFFA subject: “How to Feed the World in Times of Pandemics and Climate Change”. Therefore, the following questions, in particular, come into consideration:
- How can food systems emerge strengthened from the COVID-19 pandemic?
- How can the agricultural sector contribute to preventing further pandemics?
- How can food systems become more climate-resilient?
- How can food systems contribute to climate change mitigation better than before?
At this entertaining event, four Science Slams lasting 10 minutes at most that relate to the main subject “How to Feed the World in Times of Pandemics and Climate Change” will be presented after a short welcome by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and introduction by the facilitator. The slam presentations must be held in English. Simultaneous interpretation into German will be arranged. In line with the virtual format of the 2021 GFFA, the slammers, facilitator and the audience will be virtually interconnected and the audience will decide in the end in the form of an online vote to whom the BMEL prize will be awarded.
What is a Science Slam?
A science slam is a science flash talk competition where the speakers, within a specified time, present their research topics to a mixed audience. The focus here is on communicating scientific concepts to a non-expert audience. The audience will assess the slams in form of an online vote. Apart from the scientific contents, the comprehensibility and the entertainment value are also rated.