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Breakout Session Speakers

WE Local seeks speakers to contribute content related to a variety of topics including academia, entrepreneurship, career advancement strategies, DEI, re-entering the workforce, and more.

Those who are interested in being considered should submit a session proposal via the Call for the Participation (CFP) portal of their desired conference. 

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Guidelines, Deadlines and Links

The Call for Participation for the 2023 WE Local conferences is now open and will close on October 17, 2022.

WE Local Detroit, Hartford and SeattleView the CFP Guidelines

WE Local BengaluruView the CFP Guidelines

WE Local Barcelona View the CFP Guidelines


Before you begin your CFP proposal, check out the WE Local Call for Participation Guidelines Overview course. This online course will help you:

  • Recognize your speaking responsibilities.
  • Identify where to submit your proposal and available resources.
  • Recognize general best practices for submitting a proposal.
  • Identify how each proposal submission is scored.

Resources for Accepted Speakers

**Be sure to find your relevant WE Local location below and expand the section to view your resources.**

“When I was asked to consider if I would like to participate in this conference, I thought what a great opportunity to come together with a group of professional women who are aspiring to develop their careers and grow.”

Aisling Hinderliter, Keynote Speaker, WE Local Prague

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Keynote Speakers

Keynotes deliver thought-provoking and motivational content that draws from personal experience. For an example of a past successful keynote address, view Dr. Sonia Rocha-Sanchez’s Keynote

SWE is now accepting keynote speaker nominations for the 2023 WE Local conferences.

If you know a leader who would deliver a great keynote presentation, please nominate them before October 17, 2022. Due to the regional atmosphere, preference is given to keynote speakers who live in, are from, or do business in the region of each conference. The most successful keynote speakers are those who are authentic and engage with the audience.