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Soapbox Science

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.

Soapbox Science is coming back to Edinburgh this year on the 1st of June! Want to take part? Apply now before the deadline of the 11th of March.

Please fill out the form below with your details.

Date: 1st June 2024
Location: The Mound, Edinburgh

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

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