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FameLab is an international scientific talks competition designed to nurture the communication of science via new ways of engaging with society involving all those working in the field in one way or another, so as to find the new voices of science worldwide.
The project began in 2005 at Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK and has quickly become established as an international benchmark, now being held in more than 25 countries round the world thanks to its partnership with the British Council.
FameLab is intended to inspire and motivate young scientists and engineers to actively popularise their fields of work via an innovative format – stand-up talks, in direct contact with the public.
The Spanish FameLab competition, being held here for the nineth time in our country, is a joint initiative by the British Council and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).
Videos will be sent in, after which an initial selection will be made of participants to go on to the second phase based on their video performances.
An online meeting will be set up for selected participants in the first stage. At this first meeting participants will have the opportunity to get to know each other as well as perform their monologues in front of peers.
Those selected at the first phase will receive personal training during a weekend working session in Madrid.
At the second session participants will perform their monologues in front of a designated jury. This jury will select the participants who will continue to the next stages.
The chosen finalists of FameLab España 2021 will take part in a two-long masterclass given in English by experts in communication techniques to improve their speaking technique and enhance their communication skills.
The national final will be held in Madrid in September 2021 with a public talk given live in front of a jury. The jury will select the three best participants and the best of them will represent Spain in the international final at Cheltenham Science Festival.
The Spanish representative will participate in the FameLab International final at Cheltenham Science Festival (Autumn 2021).
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