Future Science Talks Comedy Edition – Adelaide EOI open

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Do you like the idea of making science and research fun? Keen to explore your inner comedian?

Then join the FREE Science Comedy Program by Future Science Talks and the Sydney Comedy School.

Expressions of interest have opened to join the fun, complete the EOI form.  First in, best dressed!

The program, which is funded by Inspiring South Australia, includes 5-sessions where you’ll jazz up a 10-minute science talk, so that it’s 80% science and 20% humour. Example talks are on Youtube here and here.

All program participants will then give their talk at the Adelaide Fringe in late February.

The program is for anyone working in science, research or an adjacent field – particularly those in the early to mid-phase of their careers.  ABC coverage and SBS coverage is here and here.

As part of the program, you’ll partner with a couple of comedians and speechwriters who will guide you on the science of comedy, storytelling tips and tricks, and how to present like a pro.

The program is aimed at increasing the skills of science and research professionals so that you’re more confident when speaking in the workplace, when interacting with funding bodies, and when communicating about your expertise with the general public.

The developers of the program have deep experience in science and health communications, including running media teams at WWF-Australia, Neuroscience Research Australia and the Rural Doctors Network.

There were over 40 people trained in Sydney as part of the 2023 Science Comedy Program.  This is the first time that the Science Comedy Program is being rolled out in Adelaide.

Topics during the 2023 talks included climate change, emojis, health, ecology, engineering, psychology, drugs and many more.

Need convincing? Here are some Future Science Talks testimonials from previous participants.

Check out the Future Science Talks Information Sheet for more details of the program.

To join the fun – complete the Expression of Interest Form.