Apply to speak at Soapbox Science 2020

We are excited to announce that the call for speakers to take part in Soapbox Science’s 2020 events is NOW OPEN! 

Apply online here!

Or download the application form and return to soapboxscience@gmail.com:SOAPBOX SCIENCE application form 2020

Deadline 10am 2nd March 2020.

Are you a woman* who works in science and who is passionate about your research? Are you eager to talk to the general public about your work in a fun, informal setting?  If so, then Soapbox Science needs YOU! We are looking for scientists in all areas of STEMM, from PhD students to Professors, and from entry-level researchers to entrepreneurs, to take part in this grassroots science outreach project.

*Soapbox Science uses an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and welcomes applications from Non-binary and Genderqueer speakers.

What is Soapbox Science?

Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Our events around the world transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists. No middle man, no PowerPoint slide, no amphitheatre – just remarkable scientists who are there to amaze with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions the public have been burning to ask.

Why should you apply to be a Soapbox Science speaker?

  • Help us improve the visibility of women and underrepresented genders in science
  • Make valuable connections with other scientists
  • Engage with people who might not otherwise encounter science
  • Publicise your work through blogs and other media opportunities

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What other benefits will you gain from taking part?

  • Training at one of our bespoke Soapbox Science workshops
  • Chances to meet other fantastic women in science and join our growing Soapbox Science Alumni community of over 1500 inspirational speakers
  • Join the conversation about equality in science and highlight your ideas of how best to increase the visibility of women in science

Soapbox Science will be running in the following cities in 2020:


Argentina:
Tucumán- 12th September

Australia:
Brisbane- 8th August
Armidale- August
Sydney- 15th August

Belgium:
Brussels- 27th June

Brazil:
Maceio- 22nd November
Rio de Janeiro- 18th July
Salvador- 5th June

Canada:
Calgary- 2nd May
Halifax- July
Hamilton- Date TBC
Ottawa- 19th September
Québec- 6th June
Toronto- 27th September
St John’s- 5th September
Vancouver- June
Waterloo- 13th June
Winnipeg- 17th May

Germany:
Berlin- June
Bonn- May
Düsseldorf- 25th July
Munich- 27th June

Ireland:
Dublin- Date TBC
Cork- 13th June
Galway- 4th July

Nigeria:
Lagos- August
Lagos- 7th November

Malaysia:
Kuala Lumpur- April

Portugal:
Lisbon- 19th Sept

South Africa:
Cape Town- September

Sweden:
Uppsala- 16th May
Gothenburg- 24th April- Closing date 31st January

Tanzania:
Arusha- 8th August

UK:
Aberdeen- 30th May
Birmingham- Date TBC
Brighton- 30th May
Bristol- 4th July
Cardiff- 30th May
Edinburgh- 2nd May
Exeter- June
Keswick- 26th May
Leicester- 6th June
Leeds- July
London- 23rd May
Milton Keynes- 27th June
Newcastle- 20th June
Nottingham- Date TBC
Plymouth- 30th May
Stoke-on-Trent, Date TBC
Swansea- Date TBC
York- 13th June

USA:
Boulder- 26th April
Denver- Date TBC
Detroit- September
Philadelphia- 18th April

The deadline for applications is 02/03/20 at 10am GMT.

Are you interested in taking part? Apply for one of our events here