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famelablogoThe CCSTI Cran Gevrier,  LAPP, and  LAPTh teamed up  for the organisation of one of the four regional finals of FameLab on 17 april 2014 in Annecy. FameLab is an international contest in scientific communication, which was created in 2005 at the Times Cheltenham Festival, and which involves each year more than 5000 young scientists and engineers from more than 20 countries. This year, the first French edition of this contest will take place, organised in collaboration with AMCSTI, CNES, CERN, INSERM, and Cheltenham Festival.

The candidates for FameLab France have to

  • be older than 21 but less than 40 years,
  • work or study in exact sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics in France
  • sign up before 28 february at the address http://www.britishcouncil.fr/famelab

Each candidate has exactly three minutes to present in French or in English a scientific topic to an audience of non-specialists. While using accessories as a support is allowed, presentations in the form of PowerPoint are not accepted. The presentation is evaluated by a comittee, which includes specialists in science and in communication.



  • 28 february: Registration deadline
  • March/april: Regional finals
    • 8 march: Regional final Lille
    • 17 march: Regional final Paris
    • 1st april: Regional final Toulouse
    • 17 april: Regional final Annecy
  • 27-28 april: MasterClass in Geneva (CERN)
  • 30 april: National finals at Université Paris Diderot - Sorbonne Paris Cité
  • 5-8 june: International finals at Cheltenham in England


What can you win?

The winners of the regional finals win the participation in a masterclass of two days in scientific communication at Geneva (CERN), where they work with specialists in scientific communication as well as French and British media, in order to develop their communication and presentation competences before the national finals in Paris.

The French finalist will assist to the International Science Festival of Cheltenham in England, and will participate in the international FameLab finals in june 2014. For this finals, the presentation have to be in English.

The winners obtain different prizes, which are delivered at the regional and national finals.

Each candidate will have the possibility to exchange with other passionates of science and will have access to the network of the French FameLab candidates as well as those of the other 24 participating countries.


Useful links:

Find this event also on famelabfrance (Facebook) and @FameLabFrance (Twitter).


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