1 February 2020
FameLab is an international science communication competition that currently runs in 23 countries all around the world. Contestants have three minutes to present a scientific subject of their choosing. They are not allowed to use a projector. The only props allowed are ones that they can carry onto and from the stage themselves.
28th February - application deadline
7th March - Zlín regional heat
21st March - Prague regional heat
17th-19th April - MasterClass training for finalists
10th May - FameLab 2020 Czech National Final, Prague
2nd-7th June - FameLab 2020 International Final
FameLab was brought to the Czech Republic in 2011 by the British Council and with the kind support of our partners was an instant success. The 2011 national winner Michal Babič went on to win the Audience Prize at the International Final in Cheltenham, England.
How it started
FameLab was developed in 2004 by Cheltenham Festivals in an effort to find new science communicators. After its initial success as a national competition, a partnership with the British Council turned it into an international one, with participating countries ranging from Hong Kong to South Africa to the USA.
FameLab is a unique experience that offers participants the opportunity to share their passion for science with the public, gain new presentation and communication skills, network with well-known people in science and media alike, and meet fellow scientists with diverse research backgrounds.