Apply to speak at Soapbox Science 2021

We are excited to announce that the call for speakers to take part in Soapbox Science’s 2021 events is NOW OPEN! 

Apply online here!

Or download the application form and return to Soapbox Science application form

Deadline 28th February 2021

Are you a woman, non-binary or genderqueer person 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.

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


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

COVID-19 information: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some events will be running online only. These events are noted below. Some events may move to an online format or cancel if they are unable to run live. Local Organisers will keep the selected speakers updated, should plans change.

Some events which had to cancel in 2020 are running with the same speakers in 2021 and so will not open a speaker call.
If you have any questions, please contact

Application are open for the following Soapbox Science events in 2021:

Armidale- August

Brussels- June 26th

Maceio- November (online)
Salvador- date TBC

Halifax- date TBC (online)
Hamilton- October
Québec- June 5th
Toronto- date TBC
St John’s- September 4th
Vancouver- date TBC
Winnipeg- August

Berlin- June 26th
Cologne- August 21st
Munich- July 24th. Please apply via this form

Cork- June
Dublin- July 3rd
Galway- September 4th

‘s-Hertogenbosch: date TBC

Ilorin- date TBC
Lagos- August
Lagos- November (online)

Country-wide- date TBC (online)

South Africa:
Cape Town- date TBC

Bristol- June (Online)
Edinburgh- date TBC (Summer)
London- June 23rd (Online)
Liverpool- date TBC
Milton Keynes- October 16th (Online)
Plymouth- May 8th (Online)
Swansea- date TBC
York- June 12th

Boulder- August/ September
Denver- August/ September

The deadline for applications is 28/02/21

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