Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, all FameLab Ireland regional heats will take place online in 2021. There will be four heats in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick and we would ask you to register for the regional heat closest to you if at all possible.
What to Expect - Heats
- After you fill in the application form, FameLab team will get in touch to confirm the application and advise the next steps.
- To ensure all entrants have a level playing field, you will upload your recorded 3 minute talk before the regional heat. See advice on submitting your 3-minute talk below.
- Each online regional heat recording will run like a live event. Your talk will be played in order and the judges will ask you questions afterwards and will also give feedback where possible.
- Each regional heat will be broadcast to public audiences online (Facebook/Youtube) within two days of the recording. All participants will be encouraged to join and interact with viewers via the chat function. Tickets for heats are available here.
- Winners who proceed to the national final will be selected and announced by the judges. Viewers will also vote for a special audience prize.
- For all heats, a short sci-comms training session will be offered free to presenters beforehand. Information on these will be provided when you apply.