American Society of Naturalists

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Listen to Diverse Scientists Tell Their Stories--Story Collider 2019

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Links to the SoundCloud Stories

This was a moving, edifying, and entertaining evening. As Samuel Scarpino said on Twitter: "The @storycollider x @Evol_mtg crossover was by far the best conference event I've attended.  It was inspiring, humbling, and emotional.  I can't recommend listening to these scientists tell their stories enough."

The Idea of the Show

Stories are powerful. Whether hilarious or heartbreaking, subversive or soothing, it matters who takes the stage and what stories are told. On June 23, 2019, The Story Collider hosted a live show at the Evolution Meetings in Providence. This event is co-organized by the Diversity Committees of the ASN, SSB, and SSE with the goal of highlighting the diverse voices of evolutionary biology!

The Process of Developing Their Stories

The Story Collider producers and event organizers worked with the volunteers who offered stories: about almost anything—an important experiment, a rough day in the field, misadventure, love, loss, and more; but it must be about you. Our format does not include slides or props.It’s about lived experiences. Exotic locations and exciting action never hurt, but what we care about is how you’ve grown as a result of the events in your life. If you’re selected for the show, experienced Story Collider producers will work with you for more than a month to help you prepare.