1. Economics Slam of the RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University's first-ever Economics Slam took place in the KHG Aachen building on May 6! The event attracted about 180 enthusiastic students and staff members of the University's School of Business and Economics. The moderators during the evening were Hannah Ziemons, who is a member of the School's "Fachschaft" student representative body, and Robert Böhm.
The session consisted of four exciting and entertaining Slam presentations. The presenter of the first one was Peter Bußwolder. Peter is a doctoral student with the School's Chair of Controlling. He explained to the audience how a business and economics "Superhero" can be of assistance during the ramp-up of new product lines. He was followed by Jan Wilhelm, a doctoral student with the the School's Chair of Organization, who described the biases that he - and presumably other people too - is subject to. Christian Oberst,who is a postdoc with the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN) elucidated on how space can be integrated into economics analyses. The final presentation was given by Christian Hopp, who is a Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship in the School. Assisted by his doctoral students, he demonstrated why business plans are still relevant.
Two entertaining hours later, Jan Wilhelm was nominated by the audience as the winner of RWTH Aachen University's First Economics Slam.The prizes for the evening had been kindly donated by the Association of Friends and Supporters of the School of Business and Economics. Everybody present at the event agreed that they had had a great evening and are already enthusing about next year's Slam!
You can watch the video of Robert Böhm's warm-up presentation here (in German):