How can researchers change the world? Only by sharing their ideas with audiences outside of their disciplines. The FameLab competition creates opportunities for researchers to develop public presentation skills. Find out how you can get involved.
“I was very humbled by the opportunity to come here for the very first time in my life to meet wonderful people and extremely good scientists. I got to hear what everybody else in the world is doing. FameLab has been an amazing journey from the beginning to the end.” – Tshiamo Legoale, a South African Geologist at Mintek, winner of FameLab International 2017 (above)
Watch Tshiamo’s winning talk here: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/famelab/famelab-international-2/international-final-2017/
Calling all STEM researchers and institutions!
FameLab SA equips you with communication skills through an engaging and entertaining competition. Learn how to overcome complex language to explain your research with clarity and confidence, boost your national and international profile and meet new people.
Do you have the charisma to win FameLab SA 2018?
Contestants need to clearly convey a scientific concept of their choice in just 3 minutes to a judging panel that includes leading researchers, media personalities, and science policymakers.
Register now: https://www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab
Congratulations to the finalists of the Science Forum South Africa heat held in December 2017:
Khavharendwe Rambau (PhD candidate based at the HySA infrastructure, CSIR)
Darryl Herron (PhD candidate at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute)
Jive Media Africa is excited to provide the necessary training for FameLab SA participants ahead of each heat.
Upcoming Training & Heats
14 February – Tshwane University of Technology – Training
15 & 16 February – University of Limpopo – Training & Heat
20 & 21 February – University of the Free State and Central University of Technology – Training & Heat
28 February – UNISA – Training
1 March – UNISA – Heat
2 March – Tshwane University of Technology – Heat
6 & 7 March – University of Fort Hare – Training & Heat
Register to host a FameLab SA heat: https://www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab
FameLab ® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals. The British Council in collaboration with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and Jive Media Africa deliver the FameLab competition in South Africa. Find out more about FameLab South Africa at www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab