Biosciences Area’s Anne Villacastin, winner of both the 2023 Berkeley Lab Research SLAM and the 2023 Bay Area Research SLAM will represent Berkeley Lab at the inaugural National Lab Research SLAM on Nov. 15. 

Gather with colleagues on Nov. 15 to show your support for Anne and for all 17 National Lab finalists. SLAM watch parties will take place in two locations:

Joint BioEnergy Institute party:

  • Emerystation East Conference Room
  • Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. 
  • The event runs from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT 

Berkeley Lab hill site party:

  • Building 50 Auditorium. 
  • Doors will open at 1:00 p.m.  
  • The event runs from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT 

If you can’t take part in the onsite gathering, tune in and show your support for Berkeley Lab by joining the livestream at You can also follow real-time event conversation and updates on X, formerly Twitter, @ENERGY and from our partner labs. 

You’ll have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice winner, to be selected by the in-person and virtual audience. Winners will be announced following today’s event. 

The National Lab Research SLAM is a competition where contestants present flash-talks of their research, highlighting the breadth of basic science and breakthroughs at DOE’s national laboratories and the innovations that advance discovery. The event will occur in front of a live audience and a panel of judges in Washington DC.

For more information or questions, visit

See you there.