Who’s looking forward to CFP day on Saturday? 🤓 adactio.com/journal/13373
Global Diversity CFP Day—Brighton edition
There are enough middle-aged straight white men like me speaking at conferences. That’s why the Global Diversity Call-For-Proposals Day is happening this Saturday, February 3rd.
The purpose is two-fold. One is to encourage a diverse range of people to submit talk proposals to conferences. The other is to help with the specifics—coming with ideas, writing a good title and abstract, preparing the presentation, and all that.
If you’ve ever thought about submitting a talk proposal to a conference but just don’t know where to start, or if you’re just interested in the idea, please do come along on Saturday. It’s starts at 11am and will be all wrapped up by 3pm.
But … looking at those locations, I want to ask, is it diverse enough? Looking at the list of cities in the USA, I see the same set of places — large cities on the East and West coast dominated by financial and tech industries. Given what I think we learned about our country from the 2106 presidential election, the middle of the country doesn’t feel like their voices are being heard.