Articulate aims to raise the profile of women speakers in the technology and the creative industries by offering public speaking training, developing partnerships with event programmers, and giving better access to talented female speakers.
We believe industry conferences and events would be more interesting, relevant and challenging if they reflected the diversity of their audiences. Gender balance is just one element of this diversity, but it’s an important one that we’re able to change.
Sign up to the speaker directory or encourage others to do the same.
Contact us on email@example.com if you’re a conference organiser interested in supporting and working with Articulate.
We already have almost 500 women signed up to our informal Speaker Directory. If you’re a self-defined woman who is interested in speaking at industry events, add your details to the Google form. We’re working to make this public in 2013 and will be in touch with everyone who has signed up before then.
We’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign at the end of October to raise funding to turn the Speaker Directory into the best and most useful resource it can be.
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It doesn’t matter how many great women speakers are listed in the directory if there aren’t events for them to speak at. Our goal is for the ratio of male to female speakers at creative and technology conferences to reach 50:50. We believe this will result in more interesting, challenging and engaging events that give more value to both conference organisers and attendees, and which – ultimately – inspire us all to work in better and more interesting ways.
As such, we’re committed to helping event and conference organisers widen their networks, think about new formats and attract a diverse range of speakers.
If you run a conference and would like to be a part of the Articulate network, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Are We?
Articulate is run by Caper and Mudlark. We’re doing this because we felt it needed to be done. Mudlark organise the Playful conference, and the Speaker Directory began in response to conversations that happened online after Playful in 2011. Caper is a creative agency. We run innovation programmes and create digital campaigns, strategies and prototypes for a range of clients, including cultural organisations, media companies and brands. Mudlark is a digital production company that makes life playable. We create good digital things with stories, games, data, and user experience design.
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