New era of FameLab in the Czech Republic...
FameLab in the Czech Republic (and another 7 countries: UK, Italy, South Africa, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand) goes on.
The original team of organisers would like to thank all of the participants, judges and collaborators for all their support of the past 11 years of FameLab in the Czech Republic and wish the new team all the best in continuing FameLab's story and positive impact!
In the Czech Republic, the organisation of FameLab is being taken over by Charles University in Prague.
The new manager of the project is Lucie Válová.
More info available here:
Welcome to FameLab
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.
In the Czech Republic
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.