Step 1: Gather speaker nominations from organizers, community advisors, and global board (2 weeks)
At this time, we are collecting names and keynote topic directions. It’s not yet expected that people confirm their interest and availability, but it’s okay if you get in touch with them. We want to know who you think might be a good keynote speaker.
Step 2: Determine a short list (week of Sept 12)
The global planning committee will review the keynote candidates during board meetings in mid-September and come up with a shortlist.
We will contact the shortlist of speakers to confirm their interest and availability. If they are interested, the shortlist of keynote speakers will also submit a talk proposal at this time.
Step 3: Identify the global keynote speaker (early October)
The global planning committee will have a vote on each of the keynote candidate’s talk proposals and vote on the proposal’s impact, value, and relevancy.
A global keynote should be announced publicly by early November.