International FameLab 2020

The 2020 International FameLab semi-finals and final will be taking place online this year. Czech Republic will be represented by the Runner-up Joshua SMITH as the National Winner Jana Pilátová cannot take a part (medical reasons – operation). 


Facebook events for the FameLab International Final:


  1. Semi final 1:  - Wednesday 11/11/2020 - live stream starts at 6pm (UTC 5pm+1)

  2. Semi final 2: - Thursday 12/11/2020 – live stream starts at 6pm (UTC 5pm+1)

  3. Announcement of finalists:  - Monday 16/11/2020 at 2pm (UTC 1pm+1)

  4. International Final:  - Thursday 26/11/2020 – live stream starts at 6pm (UTC 5pm+1)


More information about the online competition and the links to the livestream can be found here​. 


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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. 

Why participate?

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.


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