Tips to Make an Impressive GHCI 19 Submission

It is a great experience and learning opportunity to make a GHCI submission for the program content. Here are a few tips to help you make an impressive submission. Good luck!  

Tip 1: Learn all you can about the Grace Hopper Celebration India, the largest technical conference for women in Asia. Check out the GHCI 18 Impact Report and last year’s program schedule, to get inspired by the variety of topics covered at the conference.

Tip 2: View all of the GHCI 19 tracks and decide which track your submission is best aligned with. Ensure your submission focuses on a technical concept, technology and so on. Submissions on specific products/services from a particular organization will be disqualified.

Tip 3: Ensure your submission topic is on a popular current or future technology and is of high interest and exciting for all technologists. The submission should be original, have adequate technical depth and be in alignment for the chosen audience-level. Make it shine!

Tip 4: Once you’ve narrowed down on a track and topic, pick the most suitable session format. Pick the format that fits your topic and the speaking style of the presenters.

Tip 5: Do not submit the same topic or variations of the same topic in different tracks or across different formats. All such entries will be disqualified.

Tip 6: Try and collaborate with individuals outside of your organization for your submission. A submission with representatives from various organizations is more comprehensive and offers diverse knowledge and insights. This specially applies to a panel.

Tip 7: Think hard and come up with a submission title that is catchy.  Put in the same effort in your title that goes into the submission abstract and details, as it is the first thing that attracts attendees to come to your session.

Tip 8: One person can submit only one submission for the conference. The submission can be made as an author, speaker, panelist or moderator.

Tip 9: Do not wait till the last minute to start working on your submission. All submissions have to be made on the online tool – Linklings. Submissions close on June 16, 2019 at 10.30 p.m. IST.