Apply to speak at Soapbox Science 2022

We are excited to announce that the call for speakers to take part in Soapbox Science’s 2022 events is NOW OPEN! 

Apply online here!

Or download the application form and return to 2022 Soapbox Science application form

Deadline 28th February 2022

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 and non-binary 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 scientists 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 and underrepresented genders in science


COVID-19 information: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 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 or 2021 are running with the same speakers in 2022 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 2022:


Adelaide- date TBC

Melbourne- August

Brussels- June 25th


Maceió- November (online)
Rio de Janeiro- date TBC
Salvador- September (Portuguese application for Salvador here )

Hamilton- date TBC
Ottawa- September 24th

Quebec- date TBC
Toronto- date TBC
St John’s- September 3rd
Vancouver- date TBC
Winnipeg- date TBC


Berlin- June 25th

Bonn- August

Munich- July 23rd  Please apply here 


Dublin- date TBC
Galway- August /September

Lagos- August

Uppsala- May 21st
Gothenburg- May


Dodoma- August 8th

Aberdeen- March

Belfast- date TBC

Brighton- May 21st

Dundee- March 12th (Deadline 31st January)

Exeter- June 11th

Leicester- date TBC

London- May 28th
Milton Keynes- June/July
Newcastle- date TBC

Nottingham- July 16th  
Plymouth- May 28th 

Boulder- April 24th 

Denver- date TBC


The deadline for applications is 28/02/22

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