Tokyo, Japan

11:00 AM till 16:30 PM March 2nd 2019

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Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 6-10-1 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo

Workshop Information


** Workshop: Speaking at your first tech conference **

Global Diversity CFP Day is a global event happening in more than 70 countries at the same time, with the goal to help increasing the diversity of tech conference speakers. If you are part of an underrepresented group in tech and would like to change this situation by speaking at your first tech conference, this workshop if for you.

The workshop will cover topics like:

1. Choosing the perfect topic for your talk
2. Writing a talk proposal and self-introduction
3. Structuring your talk's content
4. Slide design
5. Tips to nail on the day of the talk

We will have experienced speakers as mentors for this event.

This is a bilingual workshop and we will have English and Japanese tracks, so please choose your preferred language when registering for this event on the Connpass page.

** Who can come to this event? **

This workshop is not specific to any programming languages or frameworks, we welcome people from all backgrounds related to tech, including design and management. Skill level and years of experience are also irrelevant, so please don't worry about it.

"Diversity" includes various aspects such as religion, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, body shape, nationality and ability.

Japanese nationals are also considered are minority at international conferences, as well as foreign nationals are minorities in Japanese conferences. So we also welcome those who have experience speaking in Japanese conferences but would like the challenge of speaking in English at international conferences (or vice-versa). Even if you are not confident in your English/Japanese proficiency, our bilingual mentors will help you.

** Agenda **

11:00 - Arrival & Check in
11:15 - Welcome & Announcements
11:30 - CFP Advice by Mentors
12:00 - Finding A Topic
12:20 - Proposal Writing
12:40 - How to Craft Your Bio
12:45 - Writing Your Bio
14:15 - Caring For Your Audience
14:30 - Your Perfect Tech Talk
14:45 - Proposal Writing (cont.)
15:15 - Slide design
15:25 - The Day of Your Talk
15:40 - Proposal Writing (cont.)
15:55 - Presentation of Proposals
16:10 - Group photo and closing

* Some contents of the schedule are still subject to change

** Code of Conduct **

All attendees, workshop organisers, facilitators, mentors and venue staff involved in Global Diversity CFP Day are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Workshop team members will enforce this code of conduct throughout the event.








Access Information

Getting to the venue

Public Transport

Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes


Hibiya or Oedo metro line: Roppongi Station (Roppongi Hills exit)

Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes

Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? No

Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? Yes

Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes


How close is parking to the venue?

Are there costs associated with parking?

Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes

Is the parking lot gated? Yes

Is the parking lot guarded? Yes

Accessing the venue

Is there any building security? Yes

What is the process for entering?

Find the event reception on the Lower Lobby of Mori Tower building. They will check your ID and guide you to the 30th floor.

Are there steps going into the building or space?

Are there ramps or elevators?

Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?

Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?

The Venue

Is there a quiet room? Yes

Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? Yes

Is the venue safe for small children? No

Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? No

Do chairs in the venue have arms? No

Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes

How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?


How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?


How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?


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