Elevator Speech Contest

Explain Your Science in 90 Seconds

You need to be able to explain your research to everyone–to the public, to your grandmother, to politicians–and do it with flair.

ASCB’s annual Elevator Speech Contest is a video competition in which you take a video of yourself explaining your science in 90 seconds. It’s a great way to practice your science communication skills and get recognized in the process.

We encourage applicants to inject their personality into the videos and use easy-to-understand language (avoid jargon), so the video is accessible to a broad audience. Have fun telling people what you do, why it’s important, and why you love it.

We highly recommend that you attend the Advocacy Toolbox I session at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting, where you will learn great tips for effective science communication and give yourself an edge over the competition. Looking for examples? See Elevator Speeches from previous finalists on our YouTube Channel.

Three finalists will be given recognition and prizes at the ASCB|EMBO meeting and will be referenced later on the ASCB website. Winning videos will be placed on the ASCB YouTube channel.

How to submit

More information for 2019 submissions will be available soon.

When are winners announced?

The winners will be announced at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting.

The views and opinions expressed in these videos are the views of the individuals and do not represent the official policy or position of ASCB.