Wham, Bam, Science Slam!

It’s Science Week and Startup Tasmania hosted a fast and furious science slam on Thursday 20th August in place of its regular Northern Tasmania networking session. Lightening Shots challenged participants to give a 5 minute talk with no props and no powerpoints about a project they were working on that had some link with science – no matter how long a bow it was.

Nat_Grifin.jpgEleven punters out of a crowd of thirty stepped up to the soapbox stage, and talked about topics as diverse as fish poo, biophilia, taking out the trash, electronics manufacture, philanthropy and women entrepreneurs, fire prevention, salmon farm futures, the science of beer and how museums and art go hand in glove with science.

Amongst some courage inducing beverages and some fat laden carbs, the evening was spent slamming, chatting, laughing and hanging with a bunch of super interesting people in one of Launceston’s oldest and most iconic buildings, the QVMAG Art Gallery.

Science and Startup Tasmania was the winner on the night, thanks to all the participants who gave it their all on a cold winter night, and showed that the magic of passion and storytelling is alive and well in a sea of social communication.

Afterwards the audience were able to enjoy a glow-stick lit tour of the Art Gallery, seeing things in a very different light. 

(Pictured Nathaniel Bott and Grifin Brooks slamming about their GovHack project -- totally science related… avoid the psychological trauma of missing bin day… oh and GPS… "science!")


Check out the Night @ the Art Gallery, and keep watching to see the fun we had with Lightning Shots!

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