[ASC-list] Science Cabaret at the Conference !

Philip Dooley phildooley at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 10:08:57 UTC 2013

Reminder to start practicing your act, building your demo, or filming your
video for the conference cabaret ( ok, fancy term for sci com skill share)

> Invitation to participate: Science Cabaret at the ASC Conference
> Inspire and entertain your peers after the conference dinner with a
science demo, story or comedy piece of eight minutes. Anything goes in
Science Cabaret, which allows you to showcase innovative approaches to
communication in front of a friendly audience - a poem, video, song or a
new twist on a traditional presentation.
> There will be an informal audience voting system (with no defined
evaluation criteria.) Both experienced science communicators and novices
are encouraged to take part, and voting will be in separate categories.
> Application will be through the conference registration process:
> you will need to supply a title, a description of your act, genre (demo,
music, comedy, talk, video, story etc), along with a short bio (50 - 100
words) and whether you wish to participate in the novice category.
> Submit expressions of interest by Sunday 8th December via your existing
speaker/producer account or else create a new account if you do not have
one already. Selected participants will be notified before Christmas.
> The fineprint
> - Acts are limited to strictly eight minutes.
> - There are limited slots available on the night: we will do our best to
include as many participants as possible,  selection will be based on
showcasing a range of performances and experience.
> - Available resources at the venue are still tbc, but will most likely
include powerpoint screen Pc/mac, cordless mic, PA system, dimmable lights
> - Participants will need to list any requirements such as AV, power etc
and provide risk assessments before the event. There will be limited help
available for setup and packup, for heavy or complicated equipment so
please byo roadies.
> - Participants must ensure that the stage is clean and tidy for the next
> Start rehearsing now!
> Regards
> Phil Dooley and Rebecca Blackburn
> Session Producers
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