You’re good at math. You’re great at chemistry. But how’s your ability to sell your science to a captive audience during a one-minute virtual elevator ride? It’s an essential skill for mid-21st century biologists. Fortunately you can pick up the basics and possibly win high-tech bling in San Diego by entering ASCB’s 2015 onsite All-Video, Mostly Selfies, 60-Second Elevator Speech Contest.
The premise is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience a U.S. senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Go for it! Sell your science in 60 seconds. In San Diego, the Public Policy Committee’s Advocacy Toolbox Workshop on Monday, December 14, 10:30 am–noon, will teach you the essentials of elevator talking.
To enter the Elevator Speech Contest, take a video of yourself and then upload it to YouTube or Vimeo. Then go to www.ascb.org/elevatorspeech and fill out the form with the link to your uploaded video. Don’t have the means to record your video in San Diego? Come to the Public Information Committee’s (PIC) Elevator Speech Contest Video Collection Point at the ASCB Booth in the Learning Center on Tuesday, December 15, 10:00 am–12:00 pm. A camera awaits you. All entries must be in by Tuesday at 1:00 pm. The winner and runners-up will be shown at PIC’s 2015 Celldance Video Ceremony that afternoon at 3:00 pm in the Learning Center Theater 1.
Want to see what it takes to win the ASCB Elevator Speech Contest? Check out last year’s winners at http://bit.ly/1MFwFEK.