Apply to speak at Soapbox Science 2023

Soapbox Science’s 2023 speaker call is NOW OPEN! 

Apply online here!


Deadline 28th February 2023

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

Application are open for the following Soapbox Science events in 2023:

Adelaide- August
Melbourne- August

Brussels- June 24th

Salvador- September

Hamilton- date TBC
Montreal- June 17th please apply here  
Quebec- date TBC
Toronto- date TBC
St John’s- September 2nd
Vancouver- date TBC
Winnipeg- August

Berlin- date TBC please apply here 
Dresden- date TBC
Düsseldorf- August 5th
Munich- July 1st please apply here 

Dublin- date TBC
Galway- September

Lagos- August

Coimbra- date TBC

South Africa:
Cape Town- date TBC

Ponferrada- date TBC

Gothenburg- April 20th please apply here
Stockholm- June 3rd

Arusha- date TBC

Aberdeen- date TBC
Brighton- April 23rd
Bristol – July 15th 
Edinburgh- date TBC
Exeter- June 10th
London- May 27th
Milton Keynes- June 10th
Newcastle – July
Plymouth- April 2nd
York- date TBC

Calexico- date TBC

The deadline for applications is 28/02/23

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

Or download the application form and return to 2023 Soapbox Science application form