Voice of the Future 2017

14:00 - 17:00

Voice of the Future 2016
Voice of the Future 2016 Royal Society of Biology

How will the Government make sure UK science thrives after Brexit? How do Ministers use scientific advice? Voice of the Future offers young scientists the chance to put their burning science policy questions to key political figures, through a unique opportunity in Westminster.

Organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community, Voice of the Future 2017 will reverse the format of a Parliamentary Select Committee, giving a panel of early career scientists the opportunity to question senior figures from Parliament and Government on issues that matter to them.

Leading decision-makers set to appear in front of the panel include the Minister of State for Universities, Science and Research, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, and members of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.

Apply Now

We have six places available for BES members to take part in Voice of the Future 2017. Four participants will be invited to ask questions and two will be invited to attend as members of the audience. Applications are open to all members aged between 18 and 35.

To apply, please email Ben Connor, Policy Manager at ben@britishecologicalsociety.org with:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your current place of employment or study
  • Up to three science policy questions that you would like to ask. Questions should be no more than 50 words.

Applications must be received by 9:00 on Monday 13 February. We are able to cover reasonable travel expenses within the UK

Further Information

Please note: If you are selected to represent the BES, you may not get to ask the exact question you submitted due to time restrictions and potential repetitions.

Find out more about previous Voice of the Future events