Let’s have an all-female-speakers conference next year.
I’d have many ideas.


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  1. Indra Kupferschmid
    Posted 23. July 2015 at 17:08 | Permalink

    An even better proposal from Amy:

    Here’s an interesting idea, a main stage with three “tracks”:
    – speakers that come from a blind / peer-reviewed call,
    – speakers that are invited by a diverse panel of industry leaders / students / educators / newbies,
    – and a track of new voices, people that are new to the field / new to speaking …
    I don’t know, maybe even a “surprise” guest speaker.

    I feel like [a conference] needs to start differentiating itself from the quickly crowding pool of type conferences.

  2. Nora
    Posted 24. July 2015 at 17:10 | Permalink

    Ich bin dafür. Ausschließlich Frauen. Ich höre zwar schon wieder das Gekreische, dass das völlig unnötig sei und man dann wieder beginnen würde, auch die Männer auszugrenzen. Mag sein. Für die gibt es aber ja schon Rampenlicht in Hülle und Fülle, die dürfte das gar nicht tangieren.

  3. Posted 24. July 2015 at 18:16 | Permalink

    I don’t know Indra. The whole “Women of Design” thing feels a bit condescending to me. The importance of your voice has very little to do with your chromosomal makeup. ;)

  4. Indra Kupferschmid
    Posted 24. July 2015 at 19:22 | Permalink

    What’s condescending about having a conference with female speakers? I find the token woman thing more condescending.

  5. Posted 26. July 2015 at 19:10 | Permalink

    I think it’s a great idea. The people who speak at one conference tend to get invited to speak at additional conferences. An all-female ATypI (or TypeCon etc) would influence the speaker line-up at all type conferences for the next year or so afterwards.

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