Step-by-step Guide

So, you’re interested in speaking at GHC 2016. What should you do? We’ve created this guide to help you through the process.

Applications to speak at GHC 2016 are now closed — if you applied, we’ll update you on your status June 1. You can still nominate individuals for ABIE Awards, which close April 20.

First steps…

Step 1: Learn all you can about the Grace Hopper Celebration. Check out last year’s schedulesponsors and our award winners for inspiration.

Step 2: View all of our conference tracks and decide which one(s) you’re most interested in. Our conference is built around different tracks, which are thematic areas with dedicated chairs and committee members.

Step 3: Once you’ve chosen your track, it’s time to pick a session format. We offer a variety, so you can choose one that fits your speaking style and topic.

Step 4: Apply to speak. Check out our tips for applying to help create the perfect submission.

Step 5: Wait to hear from us. We expect to announce accepted speakers on June 1, 2016. Learn more about our review process.

For accepted speakers…

Step 6: Congratulations on being accepted as a GHC speaker! Confirm your participation to speak at GHC by June 27.

Step 7: Register to attend GHC 2016. You will need to use the link provided in your acceptance email. Speakers are offered a one-day pass for the day they are speaking. If you would like to attend all three days, you will have a discounted registration.

Step 8: Review our rules for speaking to ensure you’re prepared and know our expectations.

Step 9: Submit your slides (using the template) to our speaker ready room system, available starting in the summer.*

Step 10: Attend and speak at GHC! Don’t forget to visit the Speaker Ready Room in person at least four hours before your scheduled session.


*Excluding SOL and Poster Presenters