September 26, 2017

Call for Presentation – Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology

Submission Deadline: 25th July

Showcase your work at the 2016 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology, taking place September 13-14th in Accra, Ghana.

The summit is a great opportunity to join leading African women in technology and ICT policy to debate solutions and contribute to the policy processes that will bridge the digital gender gap in Africa.

We are looking to feature women-led initiatives that address at least one of the summit’s focus areas: affordable broadband, women’s rights online, digital education and skills, and digital entrepreneurship. You may propose a presentation in the format of a lightning talk, demo, or poster.

Submission Categories

You may propose participation in any of the following formats:

LIGHTENING TALK: Short talk or video vignette highlighting fresh and thought­provoking ideas, ongoing projects, research, or personal stories that address the realities of African women and girls in technology. Talks should be relevant to the summit focus areas. In your application, specify your target audience and the main takeaway for summit participants. Show us your passion; the floor is yours for four minutes!

DEMO: Interactive demonstration of new technologies and online platforms designed by and/or for women, providing an opportunity for participants to get to know you and your creative innovations. Demos should be hands­on and allow participants to try it out! Poster: Participate in a gallery presentation of technology research or projects designed by and/or for African women and girls. Be creative—your poster may include infographics, photographs, and other methods of presentation.

POSTER: Participate in a gallery presentation of technology research and projects designed by and/or for African women and girls. Be creative—your poster may include infographics, photographs, and other methods of presentation.

To prepare the best application, learn more about the summit and view detailed call for presentations (PDFs). Any one individual or organization may submit up to three proposals. Girl-led initiatives are highly encouraged.

Complete the application today or pass along this opportunity