Famelab Midlands region heats

Want to see what happens when you give scientists and engineers just three minutes to share their topic? Want to hear them present without slides or graphs, and with only the props they can carry on stage? Three science communication experts will be sending winners through to the regional finals. Local science performer Jon Wood will be your compere for the evening.

The Midlands region is holding Famelab 2017 heats on Monday 13th February 2017, from 18:30 in PureCraft Bar, Birmingham. FameLab is an international competition that challenges scientists to communicate their knowledge in short three minute talks. The University of Birmingham had a UK finalist in 2016. You can watch Alex’s performance for inspiration. It would be brilliant if we could repeat that success.

Arrive at 18:30 for a 19:00 start. You can order food and drinks at the kitchen bar. Audiences can book free tickets here.

If you want to take part in the competition, check out the full details on the website. You’ll have three minutes to share your topic with a public audience. Remember, you cannot use slides and only use the props you can carry on stage. Entrants must be 21 years old or older, studying or working in science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics. Full registration is here.

Sign up to perform your three minutes as soon as possible as spaces are limited.  Email Jon if you want posters to print for colleagues and students.