2016 Elevator Speech Video Contest winner Stephen DelSignore with his super prize–cool wireless earphones. ASCB photo by John Fleischman


Imagine a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explain your science to someone influential, but you only have 90 seconds…do you know what you would say?

ASCB’s annual Elevator Speech Contest is a video competition where you take a video of yourself “selling” your science in 90 seconds. It’s a great way to practice your science communication skills and get recognized in the process. Looking for examples? See Elevator Speeches from previous finalists.

Three finalists will be given recognition at the annual meeting and the final videos will be placed on the ASCB YouTube channel.


The Elevator Speech Contest awards will be given out at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting. While at the meeting it’s highly recommended that you attend the Advocacy Toolbox session, where you will learn great tips for effective science communication and give yourself an edge above the competition.


To enter the 90-Second Elevator Speech Contest record a selfie video of your speech and and then fill out the form below, with your information and a link to or direct upload of your video. If you want some help making a video, come to Room 103B in the Pennsylvania Convention Center from 5:00-6:00 pm on Monday, Dec. 4.

The first-place winner and first runner-up will receive portable Bluetooth speakers.

Click here to download a shareable PDF flyer

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