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Applications Open for Soapbox Science Toronto 2023

The annual #SoapboxSciTO event celebrates women in STEM
January 30, 2023

We are excited to announce that the call for speakers to take part in Soapbox Science’s 2023 events is now open!

Speaker Applications Open

To apply as a speaker for the Toronto event  (google form) please fill out this form (external link, opens in new window) . For more information about other international Soapbox events please see the central Soapbox Science website (external link, opens in new window) . We ask potential speakers interested in the Toronto event to use our local sign-up form to apply to speak instead of the central form.

Soapbox Science Event in the UK
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2023

Speaker Eligibility

  • Identify as a woman, gender queer or non-binary individual
  • Have your PhD or be studying to obtain your PhD
  • Be engaged with research in the sciences, technology, engineering, maths and/or medicine.

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.

For the past 5 years, SciXchange has hosted the annual Soapbox Science Toronto event. With support from the founders of Soapbox Science in the U.K., we have trained over 80 female-identifying researchers from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. Our speakers are given a platform (literally) to share their work with the public in a fun and non-traditional venue.

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 has been burning to ask.