Famelab Ireland: Dublin Heat

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00
Studio 1

Get involved in FameLab Dublin!

Held annually in over 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States, the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals have teamed up to bring FameLab to Ireland again in 2017.

Armed only with their wits and a few props, the newest voices from the world of science in Dublin will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

This is your chance to witness the forefront of scientific research, amaze friends with surprising facts and interact with the people in Dublin responsible for tackling some of the biggest scientific issues in the world today. As an audience member you will also be involved during the show, with the power to judge the contestants along with an esteemed panel of scientists, media professionals and public figures.

The winner of the FameLab Dublin Heat will then go onto the National Final, where Ireland's best will compete for the chance to represent their country at the International Famelab Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2017. There are also fantastic prizes up for grabs, with the National Winner receiving €1500 and the runners up taking home an iPad Pro and a €200 voucher. The top three national finalists also win an all-expenses paid trip to a UK Science Festival.

If you want to get more involved and think you could be the one to entertain and enthuse our audience, details and application forms for the competition can be found at http://www.britishcouncil.ie/famelab/enter-competition/apply. Go on, you know you want to!