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Oct 7-8

Calling all speakers

Affect is looking for candid talks and perspectives about working or designing in social good. We are defining social good as "related to an action or service that benefits the general public."

You do not need to have previous experience speaking, as we are particularly interested in boosting underrepresented voices.

The talk should be about 20 minutes long. You can submit multiple proposals, but each person is limited to one speaking slot. There will be eleven talks at Affect, with eight spots saved for submissions.

Need some inspiration?

Here are a few wishlist topics to get you started:

  • Measuring for social impact
  • Creating a social movement
  • Coping with compassion fatigue
  • Designing initiatives for good while avoiding harm
  • The middle ground between runaway success and abject failure

What you'll get

Speakers will receive reimbursement for domestic travel to and from the conference plus up to three nights of hotel accommodation. If reimbursement is a hardship, we can assist with the booking process.

As a token of appreciation, speakers also get an $100 stipend.

Call for speakers status: closed

Stay tuned as our content committee goes through all the proposals. We'll announce the full lineup of speakers on April 29!