Global CFP Diversity Day

Overview: Global CFP Diversity Day

A collaboration to bring you a day of interactive workshops and talks to help you submit your CFP idea.

Vessy Tasheva
All Levels
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Zendesk, 55 Charlemont Pl, Saint Kevin's, D02 F985 Dublin, Ireland
Sat Mar 2, 2019 (11:00) - Sat Mar 2, 2019 (14:30)

More info Global CFP Diversity Day

A collaboration to bring you a day of interactive workshops and talks to help you submit your CFP idea.

Are you a member of an underrepresented or marginalised group?

Have you always wanted to become a tech conference speaker?

Let 2019 be the year that you make that dream a reality!

✌️In a partnership with Intercom, Zendesk, and Voxgig

❗ Sign up both for drinks (March 1st) and workshop (March 2nd). All mentors and participants are welcome to both!


Date: March 1st Time: 7pm Location: Intercom HQ Address: 2nd Floor Stephen Court, 18-21 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 N960

  • 7pm - How to prepare & deliver a conference talk by Evelyn Clinton, Editor & Content Producer, Intercom who prepares Intercomrades who speak at Inside Intercom!
  • 7:20pm - Drinks - people can meet and get to know each other, so that they feel more comfortable on the next day during the workshop & mentoring πŸ’–


Date: March 2nd Time: 11am Location: Zendesk HQ Address: 55 Charlemont Pl, Saint Kevin's, Dublin, D02 F985

  • 11:00 - Registration + β˜•
  • 11:15 - Welcome note by Sheeka Patak, Senior Software Engineer, Zendesk
  • 11:20 - Success Story: last year's mentee Luminita Birnicu & her mentor Vessy Tasheva
  • 11:40 - Picking the subject of your talk
  • 12:10 - Writing a talk proposal for conferences' CFP (Call For Speakers)
  • 12:40 - Lunch break
  • 13:20 - How to craft your bio by Vessy Tasheva, Founder of & Author of "2019 Diversity in the Workplace Report" (followed by brainstorming session)
  • 13:40 - Panel discussion: how to prepare for your talk + Q&A
  • 14:30 - End

Why join the workshop?

The workshop will have experienced speakers on hand to:

  • give you a warm, inclusive welcome in a safe space (check out our Code of Conduct which all participants must adhere to)
  • mentor you with your proposal
  • provide speaking advice
  • and share their enthusiasm to get you to the stage!

Why mentor?

Probably the best way to champion Diversity & Inclusion - by empowering people, encouraging them to speak up! πŸ—£

  • Help people grow into influencers and leaders by becoming speakers
  • Empower people from underrepresented groups by sharing your experience as a speaker
  • guide them and boost their confidence to speak up and do so in front of a big audience!

Frequently asked questions

Additional info for this workshop

Who are the mentors?

More about Global Diversity CFP Day:

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Here's some info about our awesome mentor(s).
🌈 Vicky Twomey-Lee

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).

🌈 Serena Fritsch

Web Frontend Developer at Storyful

General software developer with a strong interest in data analytics, data visualisations and data science. Strong work ethics combined with highly developed skills working in small teams.

🌈 Vessy Tasheva

Founder of β€’ Author of "2019 Diversity in the Workplace Report: β€’ Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

🌈 Sheeka Patak

I'm an engineer at Zendesk and I'm really passionate about promoting minorities and tech.

🌈 Lumi Birnicu

Software Engineer @ Zendesk

🌈 Ntsoaki Phakoe

Highly motivated, determined and experienced Career Coach. Worked in healthcare, education, coaching, recruitment, training, HR, leading and communication. Passionate about personal development, psychology, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, women empowerment, diversity and inclusion.

🌈 Allen Thomas Varghese

Experienced software engineer with experience in healthcare, innovation, e-learning and community engagement. Speaker at technology events, organises workshops for promoting Python programming and supports community events around entrepreneurship & idea generation. Learning junkie and productivity addict.

Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?
YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at
More info about our supporters
Zendesk -
#### Our Company At Zendesk, our goal is to help bring companies and their customers closer together. We know that communication is the key to happy relationships, so we build cloud-based customer service software that makes customer conversations easy and more productive. #### Our Product Zendesk is a beautifully simple customer service platform. It enables companies to provide great customer support, scale with self-service options, and differentiate with proactive engagement. The result is customer relationships that are more meaningful, personal, and productive β€” all at a lower cost.
More about the organiser
Vessy Tasheva
Founder of β€’ Author of "2019 Diversity in the Workplace Report: β€’ Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
If you have any other general questions:

🌈 A huge thanks to our supporter(s) and partner(s) 🌈


πŸ’– Our Sponsor/Partner(s)

A huge thanks to following sponsor(s). If you like to support us, get in touch with us.

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