Speakezee is a searchable database of academic expert speakers. They are a not-for-profit community interest company supported by the University of Bristol and several other partners. It helps speakers engage with their audience and to make it easier for organisers to find relevant experts to talk at their event, whatever the size. It also allows speakers to showcase talks, share materials and collect evidence of impact from the audiences in the form of comments and discussion.
How does it work?
Speakers create a simple profile which focuses on subject expertise and speaking experience. The more complete the speaker profile, the more likely you will be contacted by an organiser.
List a talk you can give or have given in the past. Add materials you might want to share - papers, slides, videos or even a soundcloud podcast.
Event organisers can find and shortlist speakers using a quick and simple search. Once an organiser has found the perfect speakers they can send an invitation to speak at their event.
The best profiles will include recordings of previous speaking events.
If you don't find what you're looking for, drop them a line at adminspeakezee.org and they will see if they can find the right speaker for you.
Collaboration with the Cosmic Shambles network
Their podcast collaboration with the Cosmic Shambles network, is produced by Robin Ince and features contributions from several widely regarded scientists such as Brian Cox, Alice Roberts, Helen Czerski and many others. The Speakezee podcast is a short format podcast featuring three speakers talking about their research in 3 minutes or less. Speakezee is particularly keen on graduate students who participate in one of the 3-minute format competitions and so; Speakezee is co-sponsoring the UK finals of the 3MT competition, which will take place in Manchester this September. However, they are always keen to promote new discoveries or innovations. For the opportunity to be included in one of the future episodes, create a profile on Speakezee and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion.