The Science Slam is back at ICWSM!

The fourth ICWSM Science Slam is currently slated to take place at the Dutch Goose ( on Monday 25 June, 2018 at 20:00.
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What is a Science Slam?

A Science Slam is an epic scientific event where scientists compete with short talks on their research. It's just like a poetry slam, but with science instead of poems. Slammers are completely free to do whatever they want on stage, everything is allowed including slides, games, the more creative, the better! The only two rules are:

 The topic of the slam has to be related to social media or data science
 Presentations should not take more than 8 minutes

Why should I attend?

• Because you will never have a better chance to listen to the most engaging talks at ICWSM
• Because you get to choose the winner
• To check out the great presenters below!

Who is presenting at the Slam this year?
  • Claudia Flores-Saviaga - Mobilizing the Trump Train
  • Pablo Aragón - Data Science in the Era of Fake News
  • Keith Austin Burghardt - Stop That: When Going On Is Helpful And When It Is Not
  • Alireza Karduni - Let's Play a Game: Are You a Fake News Pro?
  • Timothy Graham and Marian-Andrei Rizoiu - Whose Retweet Is It Anyway? Bots During #DebateNight 2016! 
Why should I participate?

• Because people will think you are awesome
• Because there will be lots of beer to fuel the brain of your audience to help them deeply engage in your research
• Because you could become the epic winner chosen by the audience! 

I'm in! What do I have to do to participate?

Send us an email to with a short proposal of your topic for the slam and we will contact you.
We still accept proposals until 
June 8th (extended), 2018!
We will choose the best slammer candidates, based on (i) the scientific quality, on (ii) the novelty of the topic, and on (iii) the potential for giving an engaging talk.
Who is respondible for this crazy idea *this year*?
• Fabian Flöck@ffloeckResearcher, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Cody Buntain@codybuntain. University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).

Prior Luminaries, without whom the Science Slam wouldn't exist:
David Garcia
Aniko HannakIngmar Weber

David Garcia. @dgarcia_eu. Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zürich
Ingmar Weber. @ingmarweber. Qatar Computing Research Institute.
Aniko Hannak. @ancsaaa3. College of Computer & Information Science, Northeastern University.
Robert West. @cervisiarius. School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL.

Where is The Dutch Goose?
In Menlo Park:
How to reach it from the conference? 10-minute drive (2.8 miles) from the Stanford Visitor's Center

Dutch Goose

How funny are the ICWSM Science Slams?
Kiran Garimella (@gvrkiran) won the 2017 Science Slam for "How Your Relationship Break-ups Look on Social Media"

The 2017 finalist slams by Kiran Garimella (@gvrkiran, and WINNER!), Johannes Kiesel (@KieselJohannes), and Eryk Kopczyński (@zenorogue) & Dorota Celinska (@tehorarogue).

The 2016 finalist slams by Jérôme Kunegis (Winner), Nabil Hossain and Taha Yasseri

Jérôme Kunegis: It's Really about Hamsters


Nabil Hossain: Spirit in the Bottle


Taha Yasseri: Desperate for love? What happens after you both swipe right

The 2015 winning slams by Bob West and Jahna Otterbacher

Robert West: Destroying Jokes to Learn about Humor


Jahna Otterbacher: Stereotyping Through Linguistic Bias