FameLab was set up in 2005 by Cheltenham Festivals in partnership with the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) to find and nurture scientists and engineers with an interest in communicating with public audiences. Since 2007, via a partnership with the British Council, FameLab has gone global, with competitions now held in 20+ countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North America. Globally more than 4000 researchers have taken part. The result is a vibrant network of exciting scientists and engineers engaging international audiences but also engaging with each other, broadening each other’s views of what it means to be working in science right now.
Regional Heat #5 will be held at AbSciCon15 in Chicago from 13th – 15th June 2015.
For more information, visit the FameLab site here.