Postdoc Slam 2024

Date: 
September 18, 2024
Time: 
4 - 6 p.m. PDT
Place: 
Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay + YouTube live stream

Join us for the 7th UCSF Postdoc Slam competition! Our popular research communication competition for postdocs is back, and we are planning for an exciting event on Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 4-6 p.m. PDT. Seven to ten UCSF postdoc finalists will present their research in three minutes or less, in language accessible to a general audience. It's a celebration not only of the finalists and contest winner, but also of postdoctoral research at UCSF and of scientific inquiry. Postdoc Slam is a featured event in UCSF's National Postdoc Appreciation Week activities.

There will be two ways to attend:

In-Person: Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall at Mission Bay. Advance registration is not required. Please sign in at the check-in table. (UCSF folks, please bring your ID to swipe.) Auditorium doors will open at 3:45 p.m; the program starts at 4 p.m. Be prompt to make sure you get a seat!

Online: The competition will be live-streamed broadly for remote viewers. (Live stream link will be available here at a later date.)

Both in-person attendees and remote viewers will be able to cast a vote for the "People's Choice" award.

Cash prizes of $4,000, $2,000, and $1,000 will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners chosen by the panel of judges. And the audience will choose the "People's Choice" winner, who will receive $750. Finalists who do not win a cash prize will each receive a $100 Amazone gift card.

Read more about the contest.


UCSF is committed to providing accessible and inclusive programming to all participants. To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Melissa Serrano at [email protected] as soon as possible.