Speakers Step-by-step Guide for GHC 18

So, you’re interested in speaking at GHC 18. What should you do? We’ve created this guide to help you through the process.

First steps…

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

Step 2: View all of our tracks and decide which one you’re most interested in. GHC 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. You may only submit one proposal per session type.

Step 4: Apply to speak. Applications close March 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. PT.

Step 5: Wait to hear from us. We expect to announce accepted speakers on May 16, 2018. Learn more about our review process here.

For accepted speakers

Step 6: Congratulations on being accepted as a GHC speaker! Confirm your participation to speak at GHC, and submit stage 2 of the Call for Participation application.

Step 7: Register to attend GHC 18. We offer speakers a complimentary three-day pass for the celebration. Please check your acceptance email for more details on registration.

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

Step 9: Submit your slides using the AnitaB.org templates. Track Session Speakers will need to use the 4:3 ratio template, while Featured Speakers will use the 16:9 ratio templateYou must upload your slides to the Speaker Ready Room system at least four hours before your session.

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 Mentoring Circles (formerly Student Opportunity Lab) and Poster Presenters