Event Date and time: Thursday 2nd March 2017 | 14:30 – 16:00
Venue details: Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre auditorium, Old Moka Rd, Port Louis, Mauritius
Organisers: The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) | The British Council | The State House
Event website: Take part in FameLab 2017
Event cost: Free
The British Council, the State House and partners are launching FameLab in Mauritius this week. We hope you can join us at this 90 minute event on 2 March, where we can introduce you to FameLab and tell you more about how you can engage and how you and your organisations can benefit from participating in FameLab. Professor Lewis Dartnell, who has participated in FameLab in the UK will give a 3 minute FameLab performance and share his personal experience from the project.
What is FameLab
FameLab is an international competition designed to engage and entertain by challenging scientists to communicate science ideas to a public audience through a 3 minute presentation.
FameLab talks are fun, make science relevant to everyone and are judged on content, clarity and charisma. FameLab will help participants to communicate science, to pitch ideas to sponsors and to communicate their research. The project will also introduce participants to a vibrant, active and growing network of scientists.
All participants will receive communications training and finalists will receive masterclass training from a world leading science communicator. There are cash prizes, including Rs 25,000 for the national winner. The winner will also receive an all expenses paid trip to the UK to participate in the International FameLab finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June.
So if you can excite, intrigue and entertain with a concept in science, mathematics, engineering or technology, FameLab is for you!
FameLab will run in Mauritius through April and May 2017, with the international finals on May 2017. The competition will be open for applications online from 1 March to 3 April. To attend the event, please email tris.bartlett@britishcouncil.