Apply to speak at Soapbox Science 2024

Soapbox Science’s 2024 speaker call is NOW OPEN! 

Apply online here!

Deadline 29th February 2024

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  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 2500 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 2024:

Tucumán- April 5th

Brisbane- August
Melbourne- August 16th
Sydney- August 10th

Brussels- June 29th

Maceió- date TBC
Recife- date TBC
Rio de Janeiro- date TBC
Salvador- August 31st please apply here

Montreal- June 15th please apply here
Halifax- date TBC
Hamilton- early September
Kamloops- June
Québec- June 8th please apply here
St John’s- September 7th
Toronto- September 28th
Waterloo- date TBC
Winnipeg- date TBC

Berlin- June 8th please apply here
Cologne- June 29th please apply here
Munich- July 6th please apply here

Dublin- June 15th
Galway- September 14th

Maastricht- May 25th please apply here


Lagos- 22nd August

Coimbra- date TBC

South Africa:
Cape Town- September/ October

Ponferrada- date TBC

Gothenburg- 18th & 20th April please apply here
Stockholm- date TBC

Arusha- date TBC

Belfast- June
Bradford- June 8th
Brighton- June 1st
Edinburgh- June 1st please apply here
Exeter- June 22nd
Liverpool- July 20th
London- May 25th
Milton Keynes- July 6th
Nottingham- July 13th
Plymouth- date TBC
York- early June

New York- August 17th

The deadline for applications is 29/02/24

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

Or download the application form and return to 2024 Soapbox Science application form