Berlin Local Organising Team

Soapbox Science Berlin

Berlin is a hub of knowledge and culture. There are a lot of different research institutes focussing several different fields. The cultural diversity is immense, still when it comes to women in science Berlin has a surprisingly low percentage. The idea that we could make difference in increasing that percentage by using this unique platform brought us together.

Read the blog about bringing Soapbox Science to Germany!

The Team










Carolina Doran, Postdoc: Team leader

Constance Holman, PhD candidate: Social media management

Jenny Fabian, PhD candidate: Event advertisement

Robert Nikolaus, Research assistant: Event logistics & Health and Safety

Gabriela Pimenta

Marta Alirangues

Ana Alonso

Betty Noriega

Franziska Stressmann



Soapbox Science Berlin Facebook: @soapboxscienceberlin

Soapbox Science Berlin Twitter: @berlin_soapbox




These founding sponsors are the reason Soapbox Science now has the opportunity to grow not only in Berlin but also throughout Germany. Without their support and belief in this cause, we would not have been able to reach so far.


It would not have been possible to organize the Berlin events without the support of the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure and the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin. Their substantial financial contribution allowed us to invite speakers from different parts of Germany through travel reimbursements and the organisation of a post-event networking dinner. Both of these are crucial for promoting good scientific discussion across different STEMM fields. We are particularly grateful for their availability in working closely together with the team and providing indispensable support throughout the organisation process.


The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries (IGB) has been a tremendous supporter of Soapbox Science Berlin since the beginning. IGB is a research institute with a highly interdisciplinary profile, researching questions of high scientific and/or societal relevance, such as those related to fish behaviour, freshwater quality and the effects of climate change on both. By providing substantial logistical and financial support, the IGB contributes to the success of this initiative.



Additional Event Sponsors

Grün Berlin association is responsible for the management of various public spaces in Berlin, creating opportunities for the public to participate in several cultural and outdoor activities. In line with its purpose, Grün Berlin is contributing to our event by providing a fantastic location for this event to take place as well as helping with advertising it.

Thanks to the creativity and professionalism of the Hellweg team, Soapbox Science Berlin has four beautifully made and very robust soapboxes. Hellweg provided all the materials and constructed the soapboxes targeting our very unique needs. Our speakers will definitely present their work with a lot of style! Soapboxes were built in such a fantastic way that we can easily store them and keep on using them for many years to come.

We would finally like to thank the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) for providing T-shirts for our event. The IZW has knowledgeable staff working with public relations, who are always ready to help events like ours.




Past events

Find out about past events and speakers in Berlin:

2017 Summer

2017 Autumn