AlterConf's mission is to provide paid opportunities to marginalized people in the tech and gaming industries. You do not have to be an experienced speaker; your voice is valued here!
You should be a member of a marginalized group in tech or gaming. This includes, but isn't limited to:
We're looking for local speakers to critically analyze tech and gaming in relation to any aspect of diversity or inclusivity.
Your talk can:
Don't know what to talk about? Check out our wishlist for talks.
Marginalized people often aren’t given the same opportunities as their less-marginalized or non-marginalized counterparts. You might not have as much experience speaking publicly and that can be stressful.
We want you to succeed and so does everyone in the audience at AlterConf. This may be the most welcoming crowd you ever face!
We want to make everyone, regardless of experience or level of knowledge, comfortable submitting a talk and presenting at AlterConf.
We're happy to help, including:
Because it'd be silly to pay to attend an event where you'll be speaking. You'll have full access to the conference, including a healthful meal and other amenities.
Speakers are gifted an honorarium. As we're a local-centric conference, we do not cover travel or lodging expenses.
If you require accommodation beyond a sign language interpreter, live captioning, accessible seating, or childcare, let us know. We'll make the event accessible, comfortable, and safe for you.
If you consent to your talk being recorded and/or photographed, your talk will be published on the internet for free along with captioning/transcripts, your slides or other materials, tweets about your talk, photos, and blog posts people may have written about it. It is our policy to disable comments on the video and talk page on the AlterConf site.
We promise to present you and your talk in a positive light so you can share your talk with friends, colleagues, and other event organizers you submit talks to. You're welcome to embed the video on your site.
You retain all rights to your slides and materials. We'll never sell your talk video, photos, or materials you supply to us.
We explicitly ask for permission for AlterConf to record or photograph you separately from asking on behalf of attendees. We are happy to honor and enforce your wishes.