The FameLab is an international science slam competition for young researchers, which has been established and is supported the British Council. FameLab aims to find the new voices of science and engineering across the world.
FameLab encourages young scientists to inspire and excite public imagination with an enlightened vision of science. It searches for the new faces of science and supports these young scientists to develop ideas and presentation skills for a TV and non-specialist audience. The goal of the FameLab competition is to impress the judges by giving an entertaining and original 3-minute talk that is scientifically accurate but also engaging to a non-scientific audience. The winner of the national competition represents his country in FameLab International at the Cheltenham Festival in June in England.
The first FameLab competition took place in Switzerland in 2012. Since then, LSZ has been involved in organising «FameLab Switzerland» with various partners.
The following FameLab events are taking place in Switzerland in 2019:
- 1 March 2019, semifinal in Basel, organized by the Science Slam Club Basel
- 7 March 2019, semifinal in Lausanne, organzied by the BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL)
- 23 & 24 March 219, FameLab Masterclass for the finalists, organized by CERN
- 4 April 2019, Swiss final in Bern at PROGR Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Waisenhausplatz 30, 7 pm, organized by LSZ in collaboration with BSNL, the Science Slam Club Basel and with support of reatch - research & technology in Switzerland and Science et Cité
Register now for FameLab Switzerland 2019 here!