FameLab – Talking Science
FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. It spotlights the science communicators of tomorrow, who can show off their area of expertise in a truly engaging way.
Communicating science is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. By making complex ideas accessible and attractive to the public they inspire future generations of scientists, increase general understanding of science and its role in society, and generate support and funding for their work.
Cheltenham Festivals launched the first FameLab in 2005, and in 2007 partnered with British Council to take the model worldwide. Since then more than 9,000 scientists have participated from all around the globe.
FameLab in Hungary
The first ever FameLab in Hungary in 2018 is being co-organised by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the British Council. By downloading the FameLab app, you can stay up to date with the events of the competition, find all relevant information, submit your registration and vote on your favourite speaker at the final.
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Finalists will join an exclusive two-day masterclass led by expert UK trainers, building their skills in communication. National winners then travel to Cheltenham Science Festival for the FameLab International Final.
The competition is open to those 18 years or older who are studying or working in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
Participants have three minutes to win over the judges and public with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma.
Applications open on 20 February 2018. First round heats will take place in Budapest on 5 April 2018, with the National Final on 14 May 2018.
You can apply through the app and the www.mta.hu/famelab website.