Voice of the Future 2012
Start/Finish date: 14th March 2012 9:00am-12pm
Location: Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Member Price: £0.00
Non-Member Price: £0.00
Event type: Meeting
The Society of Biology is organising Voice of the Future 2012, an event that gives young scientists and engineers the opportunity to participate in a Science Question Time with Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science; the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee; and Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation and Science.
The Society of Biology is organising, on behalf of the science and engineering community, Voice of the Future 2012. This is an unique opportunity for young scientists and engineers, including A-level students, to participate in a Science Question Time with Members of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science & Technology.
Voice of the Future 2012 will be taking place during National Science and Engineering week on Wednesday 14th March 2012 in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons.
On the day, the normal select committee format will be reversed. In the surroundings of a committee room in Parliament, young scientists and engineers will sit in the seats normally reserved for MPs. The MPs, including the Chair, Andrew Miller MP, will appear before the ‘committee’ as ‘witnesses’ to answer Questions from the scientists.
The event will also feature the Minister for Universities and Science, Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, and the Shadow Minister for Innovation and Science, Chi Onwurah MP, who will also be questioned by the audience of young scientists and engineers.
So that you can stay in tune with the discussion, the event will be broadcast live on the BBC Democracy Live website. More Information about the event and ways you can get involved, including the opportunity to submit your own questions, will be available here shortly.
Young biologists - submit your questions
The Society of Biology would like 6 representatives to attend the event at the Houses of Parliament in London on 14th March.
To choose these representatives we would like you, our members, to submit questions. If your question is selected then you will be invited to attend the event and put your question to the MPs.
The event is about ‘Young Scientists and Engineers’ to be eligible to be a representative for the Society of Biology you must be:
1. A member of the Society of Biology at any grade
2. Aged between 16-35 years old
If you are not a member of the Society of Biology or over 35 years old you can still submit questions which may be put forward to the MPs or you can tweet your question live to the event by using the hashtag #VOF2012.
How do I ask a question?
You need to email your question to the following email address with the following details by the 1st March deadline. Ensure you use the correct Subject line for the email: VOF2012 Question. Also include your name, date of birth, contacts details and occupation. If your question is specifically directed towards either Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, the House of Commons Select Committee, or Chi Onwurah MP then please state this in your email.
• Email: email@example.com
• Subject of Email: VOF2012 Question
• Your Question
• Your Full Name
• Your Date of Birth
• Email address
• Phone number
• Your Occupation e.g. PhD student at University of Durham
We are grateful to our funding group for our parliamentary affairs for their support:
We are also grateful to the following organisations for their involvement with this event:
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