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 individual 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. Accra organised by BROU YANNICK-NOEL AKA

South Africa

  1. Cape Town organised by CTFEDs



  1. Sylhet organised by Mijanur Rahman


  1. Bangalore organised by Siddharth Kshetrapal
  2. Hyderabad organised by Santosh Viswanatham
  3. Jaipur organised by Ram Dayal Vaishnav
  4. New Delhi organised by Trishul Goel


  1. Singapore organised by Wei Lu



  1. Brisbane organised by Ash Kyd
  2. Melbourne organised by Amanda Dean



  1. Sofia organised by Maya Nikolova


  1. Paris organised by Gerard Sans


  1. Berlin organised by Stefan Judis


  1. Dublin organised by Sheeka Patak


  1. Amsterdam organised by Paul Verbeek-Mast & 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


  1. Vancouver organised by Kriszta Matyi

United States of America

  1. Atlanta organised by Kim Crayton
  2. Austin, TX organised by Cecy Correa
  3. Boston organised by Andy Haskell
  4. Detroit organised by Aisha Blake
  5. Ft. Lauderdale organised by Loi Laing
  6. Los Angeles organised by Megan Speir
  7. Minneapolis organised by Sarah Olson
  8. New York organised by Sam Canvin
  9. Omaha organised by Nick Nisi
  10. Philadelphia organised by Karin Wolok
  11. Phoenix organised by Dylan Schiemann
  12. San Diego organised by April Wensel
  13. San Francisco organised by Jem Young
  14. Seattle organised by Katie Kurkoski
  15. Washington, DC organised by Valerie Woolard Srinivasan

South America


  1. Buenos Aires organised by Evangelina Ferreira


  1. São Paulo organised by William Oliveira


  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.