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London.AnitaB.org presents HopperX1 – Speakers

June 15, 2018 · 8:00 am - 7:00 pm BST

Call for speakers

Hopper x 1 (formerly known as GHC/1) is organised and sponsored by AnitaB.org. Inspired by the world’s largest gathering of women technologists called the Grace Hopper Celebration, the London conference in June is powered by the community for women in tech at every stage of education and career.

Are you interested in speaking at the HopperX1 London 2018? Our tracks offer a wide-range of opportunities for women technologists. The conference will cover three tracks and we invite speaker and workshop proposals to create a day of education and empowerment. We encourage you to submit intermediate and advanced level content.

Conference Tracks

Community Track

Technical Track

Professional Development Track

This track focuses on joining up female initiatives.

Example themes:

How do we build a strong community, make connections?
Synergies between the many different women in tech communities
What does your community do to promote diversity?
Supporting STEM education
Tech for social benefit

 This track is designed to showcase innovation and provoke discussion on the Future of Technology 

Topics include but not limited to:

Creative Tech ( Retail, Arts, Fashion)
Emergent Tech (IoT, ML, VR, AR,  Blockchain)
Data Science ( AI, Machine Learning and NLP)
Enterprise Technology
 Data Management
Cyber Security
Software Engineering

This track focuses on topics that offer skills and discuss issues for professional development

Proposed sessions include:

Tech Program management 
Leadership skills
Breaking the glass ceiling
Advancing a Management Pipeline for Women in Tech



  • Eligibility criteria: Doctoral students and subject matter experts from industry, academia, or government labs.
  • Presentation Time: Plan on 25 min for a lightening talk or 40 min for a long talk, including Q&A.
  • Submission template:  You can submit a 500 char short abstract for your talk or you can use the Presentation Starter Template and submit up to 3 page extended abstract. Take a look at these examples of highly rated GHC submissions from previous years for inspiration – the Technical Presentation Example and Career Presentation Example. 


  • Eligibility criteria: Subject matter expert from industry, academia or government labs
  • Number of presenters: one to three facilitators
  • Presentation Time: 45 minutes for a short workshop or 90 min for a long workshop.
  • Submission template: Short 500 char abstract is acceptable, however it would help if you give us more information about your workshop proposal using this  Workshop Starter Template. You can look at two of our highly rated GHC submissions from previous years for inspiration – the Technical Workshop Example and Career Workshop Example.

Submit your proposal here:  Participation Application Form  

The call for participation is open until April 23, 2018


June 15, 2018
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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