What is FameLab?
FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. Participants have just three minutes to win over the judges and crowd with a scientific talk that excels for its content, clarity and charisma. If you are a scientist, researcher or univerisity student and would like to put your talent as a communicator to the test, then take part in FameLab.
As with all talent shows, contestants are judged by a panel of experts from the fields of science and communication. The winners of each of the national competitions travel to the Cheltenham Science Festival for the FameLab International Final, which takes place in June 2018.
Perugia Science Fest FameLab came to Italy in 2012, thanks to the collaboration bewteen the British Council and Psiquadro. It attracts a growing number of partners.
Famelab is an event created by Cheltenham Festivals and promoted by the British Council in 30 different countries.
FameLab Italia 2018
In Italy the event is organised by Psiquadro, in collaboration with British Council Italy.
The FameLab Italia competition consisted of local heats in 9 cities, from which 18 finalists were chosen to take part in the FameLab Masterclass, a workshop about science communication.
This year, the local heats took place in the following cities: Ancona, Catania, Foggia, L'Aquila, Modena, Napoli, Padova, Perugia, e Trieste.
The finalists competed at the National Final, that took place on 20 April 2018, at Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, won by Riccardo Impavido, student of Physics at the Università di Padova.
Riccardo will compete against 30 other contestants from around the world at the final in June 2018 at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
Contestants who come first and second in each of the local heats will take part in the masterclass. Attendance of the masterclass is compulsory and only in exceptional cases and with approval from the competition organisers can a contestant take part in the final without having been to the masterclass.