FameLab National Final, Perth

Thursday 05 May 2016 -
18:00 to 20:30

Over the last few months, we've been scouring the country to find Australia's most charismatic early-career researchers. From 50 dynamic presentations, the judges have selected Australia's 12 very best science communicators. 

Join us at the FREE national final at the Western Australian Museum in Perth on Thursday 5 May to see these passionate scientists live on stage as they present their short, sharp tales of science, battling it out to become the FameLab Australia winner for 2016!

Robyn Williams AM – Living National Treasure and acclaimed broadcaster and journalist from the The Science Show on ABC RN – will host the evening and introduce the young researchers who will explain their complex concepts in just three minutes, armed with only their wits, charisma and props. Join us as the contestants explain concepts such as the effects of rising blood sugar levels on our brains, how silk could be used to restore eyesight, and how a puff of breath could be used to detect diseases such as lung cancer, diabetes, breast cancer and schizophrenia. 

Presentations will be judged by an esteemed panel of media professionals and public figures according to FameLab’s 3Cs: content, clarity and charisma. And as an audience member you'll not only witness the best in Australian science communication, but you will also be given the power to vote for your favourite contestant in the Audience Choice Award!

The winner will be announced on the night and will go on to compete in the world's largest science communication competition - the international FameLab final - at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK in June.

Tickets are completely FREE but must be pre-booked in advance. Click here to reserve your seat at the event!