Important Dates:

SLAM Workshops

SLAM Alumni Panel              

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM    

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The SLAM live event:

The SLAM live event will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2024, from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm in Building 50 Auditorium. We invite the lab community to join us at the reception which will be held at IGB Patio (Building 91) immediately following the SLAM. Winners will be announced on the patio by 5:00pm. The slam will be live-streamed, but only those in "virtual" attendance can participate in the People's Choice voting. 

What is the SLAM?

The SLAM is modeled after 3 Minute Thesis and Grad Slam. The SLAM is a competition where contestants are challenged to present a compelling three minute presentation of their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

Who is Eligible to Participate?  

Any current Berkeley Lab employee who will be in an active appointment through October 2024 and has received their PhD between January 2017 - June 2024.

Why Should You Participate? 

How to Enter? 


You may email questions to Meg Rodriguez, Postdoc Scholar & Early Career Enrichment Program Manager at