global diversity CFP day

Have you always wanted to become a tech conference speaker?

Let 2018 be the year that you make that dream a reality!

Save the date - Saturday 3rd February 2018

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Saturday 3rd February 2018

On Saturday 3rd February 2018 there will be numerous workshops hosted around the globe encouraging and advising newbie speakers to put together your very first talk proposal and share your own indivdual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech.

Each workshop will have experienced speakers on hand to:

  1. give you a warm, inclusive welcome in a safe space (check out our Code of Conduct which all participants must adhere to)
  2. mentor you with your proposal
  3. provide speaking advice
  4. and share their enthusiasm to get you to the stage!

Subject Matter

These workshops have no specific language, framework or process as a focus. Even if your talk isn’t even related to tech we want to hear from you too! In short, if there is something that you want to shout to the world we're here to help you get there regardless of the boundaries of technology or communities.




  1. Bangalore organised by Siddharth Kshetrapal


  1. Singapore organised by Wei Lu



  1. Brisbane organised by Ash Kyd



  1. Amsterdam organised by Paul Verbeek-Mast, Stephanie Nemeth & Jalkanen Dina Solveig


  1. Zürich organised by Martin Splitt

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  1. Bristol/Bath organised by Jaycee Cheong
  2. Edinburgh organised by Maria Gutierrez
  3. Glasgow organised by Caroline Kirkhope
  4. London organised by Kimberley Cook
  5. Sheffield organised by Katie Fenn

North America

United States of America

  1. Atlanta organised by Kim Crayton
  2. New York organised by Sam Canvin
  3. San Diego organised by April Wensel
  4. San Francisco organised by Jem Young
  5. Seattle organised by Katie Kurkoski
  6. Washington, DC organised by Valerie Woolard Srinivasan


  1. Remote workshop organised by Anna Ossowski

What do you need to do next?

Currently we're looking for people excited about this idea to organise workshops in their city. Above you can see the locations already lined up!

Once the workshops have all their details confirmed we'll be releasing tickets. If you'd like to be notified about this please sign up to our mailing list.

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There have been many diversity outreach efforts in the past, and we are still on the long journey to achieve equality in tech. Please join us on Saturday 3rd February 2018 to take that first step to bring your unique voice to the stage.