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vGHCI FAQs and Policies

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Below are Frequently Asked Questions grouped by topic

General FAQs

Registration FAQs

Speaker FAQs

  • Who is considered a speaker?

    Speakers are those whom we accepted through the formal Call for Submission (CFS) process, including panel moderators and panelists, people making presentations, workshop facilitators, tech meetup facilitators, mentoring circle mentors, and poster presenters.

  • When can I submit a proposal for vGHCI?

    Our CFS (Call for Submissions) process is closed for vGHCI. To participate in our future GHCI, we urge you to stay tuned to any of our social media platforms for regular updates on events and timelines.

  • If accepted, what benefits are given to speakers?

    If accepted, speakers receive complimentary registration for all four days of the Celebration.

  • Are men able to submit proposals for vGHCI?

    Of course! While vGHCI is a celebration of women in computing, we do not restrict who can submit proposals as long as the submission format and requirements are followed. vGHCI is inclusive of all gender identities. However, our CFS (Call for Submissions) process is closed for vGHCI.

Career Fair FAQs

Terms and Conditions for vGHCI

Terms & Conditions for vGHCI

Ticket purchases are transferable prior to February 3, 2021 only.

Refunds will be provided only within the following timeframes:

  • Cancellation on or before January 17, 2021 = 100%
  • Cancellation between January 18, 2021 and February 3, 2021 = 50%
  • Cancellation after February 3, 2021 or no participation/no show/no login = 0%

Refunds shall be made only to the ‘Source of funds’ used while registering for the event. Refunds to source reflect within 30 to 45 working days after a request for refund is approved. No cash refunds will be provided under any circumstances.

ANITAB WOMENS TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES will have full power in any matter of interpretation, amendment, and/or enforcement of these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to change our terms and conditions without notice.

Event Terms & Conditions

These Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration India Participant Event Terms and Conditions (“vGHCI Event Terms”) apply to all events at vGHCI. As a condition of registration and participation, attendees, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, organizers, venue staff, media, exhibitors, vendors and other guests, (“Participant” or “you”) are required to acknowledge and accept these vGHCI Event Terms. Participants are also expected to be respectful to other Participants, event staff and contractors, and to abide by the vGHCI Code of Conduct and incorporated herein by reference.

The Anita Borg Women’s Technology Programmes Ltd (“AnitaB.org India”) reserve the right to change these policies from time to time, at any time, with or without any notice. Any changes will be made with the utmost care for the purpose of creating a fair and enjoyable conference experience. Such changes will be effective immediately upon publication, on a going forward basis.

Registration and Payment

All Participants must register to attend vGHCI. Individuals with incomplete registrations will not be able to attend the Celebration.

Granting Participant Registration and Admission

AnitaB.org India or their officially designated event management (together and individually, “Event Staff”), in their sole discretion, reserve the right to accept or decline an individual’s registration. Further, Event Staff reserve the right to prohibit entry or remove any Participant or other individual, whether registered or not, whose conduct, in their sole opinion is not in keeping with the Code of Conduct, these vGHCI Event Terms and the character and purpose of vGHCI. Without limiting the foregoing, Event Staff reserve the right to remove or refuse entry to any Participant who has registered or gained access under false pretenses or provided false information. Unauthorized solicitation anywhere at vGHCI is prohibited and may be grounds for removal.


To verify registered Participants, Event Staff might ask for the Unique ID provided at the time of registration and any other valid government-issued photo ID. Participants may not have another individual participate in their place at any vGHCI related activity without Event Staff prior approval.

Access to Events at vGHCI

All Celebration sessions and networking events require valid vGHCI proof of ticket purchase for admission. Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed at vGHCI.

Personal Data Privacy

AnitaB.org India does not share personal data about Event Attendees with sponsors or other attendees unless: (1) you specifically opt into such sharing via an event registration form; or (2) you attend an AnitaB.org India event and share information voluntarily on your profile; or (3) you provide information at a career fair stall. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may choose not to do so at any of these points. If you choose to share your information in the manners described above, your information will be subject to the business partners’ or sponsors’ respective privacy statements.

How AnitaB.org India will use your personal data: We ask for a variety of demographic information during the registration process. The data collected is used strictly for our impact report and attendance reporting, and personal information is never shared except as described above. We also may use your contact information to send important updates related to the mission of AnitaB.org or to AnitaB.org events, including vGHCI. If there is not an opt out link included in the email, simply send an email to IndiaQueries@AnitaB.org to inform us of your wishes.

Export Laws. You represent that you have no intent, knowing or unknowing, and will make commercially reasonable efforts to avoid, to make the Services available to, the resident of any embargoed country or a prohibited person under any export control or anti-terrorism law, regulation or list. You agree to comply fully with all applicable export laws and regulations to ensure that neither the Service nor any technical data related thereto are exported or re-exported directly or indirectly in violation of, or used for any purposes prohibited by, such laws and regulations.

Recordings by Participants

Recordings by a Participant of any kind are prohibited without prior written consent of the Participant being recorded. Participants may not capture or use the materials presented in any meeting/session room or in session notes on display without written permission. Individuals not complying with these requirements will be asked to surrender their recording media and may be asked to leave the Celebration.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Payment is accepted by Debit and  Credit Card onlyVisa, MasterCardDiscover, or American Express. Unfortunately, we do not accept payment by Corporate Cheque nor Wire Transfer. 

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