global diversity CFP day
Are you a member of an underrepresented or marginalised group?
Have you always wanted to become a tech conference speaker?
Let 2021 be the year that you make that dream a reality!
Sign up for a workshop in your region on Saturday, February 20th 2021.Celebrate Your Talk being Accepted 🎉
Global Diversity CFP Day Rescheduled to February 20th 2021
During the organisation of Global Diversity CFP Day 2021 there have been a few difficulties around making the event as awesome as it needs be.
The good news is these difficulties have been resolved, however the event has been rescheduled to achieve these high standards set by the team.
Now Global Diversity CFP Day will take place on February 20th 2021 and we hope you can still make it!
We appreciate this is a huge disappointment especially so close to the event and apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment.
All of the speakers and organisers are still excited to get your speaking journey moving, to see your future talks and learn from you.
We look forward to meeting you on February 20th👋
See you soon,
Team CFP Day
Call For Proposals (CFP)
Events or conferences looking for speakers start a process called "Call for Proposals". This is an invitation for anyone interested in taking part to submit their idea for a talk or workshop. Proposals are an outline of what you'd like to talk about and helps organisers choose talks for their events.
global diversity CFP day is here to help you craft that proposal and reduce any worry you may have when submitting.
Saturday, February 20th 2021
On Saturday, February 20th 2021 we will host the fourth edition of global diversity CFP day - this time online!
There will be 6 streams 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 stream will have expert speakers sharing their experience of:
- putting together a talk proposal
- creating that all important biography
- planning and structuring your talk
- delivering your talk
- and a load more tips and advice!
These sessions have no specific language, framework or process as a focus. Even if your talk isn’t even related to tech we want to support 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.
Australia / Oceania led byBook your free ticket
Bio: Amy is a freelance developer, who spends her time volunteering at various community events in Perth, works as an evangelist for YOW! and is a Twilio Champion and Microsoft MVP. In her spare time she blogs about tech, the web and life and speaks at various conferences all over the world.
Asia led byBook your free ticket
Bio: Chen Hui Jing is a self-taught designer and developer with an inordinate love for CSS. Reducing lines of code in her web projects makes her extremely happy. She used to play basketball full-time and launched her web career during downtime between training sessions. Hui Jing is currently a web developer at Shopify.
Africa led byBook your free ticket
I can't wait to welcome you all to CFP Day 2021
Bio: Oliver is a Software Engineer who currently specializes in creating resilient web services. He has a working understanding of modern software engineering and always looking for better principles and practices to design software. Apart from his professional career, Oliver actively participates in the development of the Ghana Developer Ecosystem.
Europe led byBook your free ticket
Hi! Whether you're trying to find a topic for your next tech talk, or want to submit your first conference talk proposal, we've got actionable advice for you. I look forward to welcoming you to the first online Global Diversity CFP Day on Saturday 20th February 2021!
Bio: Suze Shardlow is a software engineer, coding instructor, event MC and writer who has spoken at tech conferences and meetups in several countries. She loves crafting and running and is currently trying to improve her 5k and 10k times.
North America led byBook your free ticket
Hi!! I've loved seeing new speakers take the stage after participating in CFP Day. I can't wait to hear what you have to say!
Bio: Aisha is a champion of feedback, a fierce accessibility advocate, and a steward of strong teams. She's the creator of <title of conf>, a musical tech conference. She also co-organizes self.conference and Detroit Speakers in Tech. A theatre kid turned tech community leader, she uses speaking and teaching to help others shine as brightly as they can. In her spare time, Aisha sings karaoke and pets dogs.
South America led byBook your free ticket
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 in 2021 to take that first step to bring your unique voice to the stage.