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 2020 be the year that you make that dream a reality!

Sign up for a workshop near you on Saturday, January 18th 2020.

Celebrate Your Talk being Accepted 🎉

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, January 18th 2020

On Saturday, January 18th 2020 we will host the third edition of Global Diversity CFP Day following the success of the 2019 event where 81 workshops took place!

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.


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.

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 2020 to take that first step to bring your unique voice to the stage.