The Big Ethical Question Slam is an ideal event for members of organizations and groups of friends (ages 21 and over) who want to participate in a different kind of competition. It is that rare event--which challenges us to think out loud and together with other community residents--about ethical issues.
Forming a team for the Slam is straightforward. The Slam welcomes teams of 2 to 6 people. Most teams come from workplaces, including community nonprofits and local businesses. It is also possible to create a team of neighbors, family and friends.
Using the Slam for Team-Building and Learning
The event spaces for the Slam comfortably accommodate six teams. Based on experience from many previous Slams, here are a few suggestions to consider in creating your Slam team:
Team Names and Introduction
Please feel free to give your team a name for everyone to remember you by. Among our favorites:
Kant Touch This
We Nietzsche To Buy Us A Round
You may also decide to have a team uniform or start a new ethical fashion. As a matter of fact, in the 2022 Ann Arbor Slam edition--you are encouraged to have a costume...one with an environmental twist.
Finally, if you are representing an organization, you are welcome to bring some literature to give to the audience about your organization.
Once you have formed your team, it is easy to enter and register. The team registration fee is $35.00. (Scholarships are available, just ask about them).
Slam registrations for the year are generally open until a few days before the event. For Slams in which more than six teams entered, we conduct a random selection by drawing them from the Philosopher's Hat. If your team is not selected, your registration fee will be refunded. For Slams that are more than one year old, A2Ethics reserves a place for the previous year's winning Slammers.