We’re very close to making the Articulate Speaker Directory public and we want to let everyone who’s signed up know what’s going to happen to their information.
Lanyrd, the social conference directory, has a new speaker directory feature, which highlights interesting speakers and helps event organisers find exciting and relevant talent for their events. We’re really pleased to say that Lanyrd is supporting Articulate, and will soon be hosting the first public version of the Articulate Speaker Directory.
This means that at the end of August, we’re going to import the entire directory into Lanyrd. If you already have a profile there, you will be flagged as a member of the ‘Articulate Network’. If you don’t, a new page will be created for you, and you’ll get the chance to add more information about yourself. Speaker pages look like this; you’re contact information won’t be publicly available and only information about your speaking experience and interests will be listed.
If for any reason you don’t want to be listed, then let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 August with the subject line “Remove me from the directory”. After that date, you will able to remove your profile from the live speaker directory or otherwise change or update your details.
Getting the directory out in the open will allow us to concentrate on the next and most important bit: getting conference organisers to widen their net and find more diverse, interesting and relevant speakers. We’re looking for advocacy and engagement partners too, so if you’re interested in getting involved, let us know at the above address.