Key Information

When: 16 August 2018, 9am to 3pm

Where: The Burwood Campus of Deakin University

  • Goal: To better inform, educate and inspire female students on the wide range of careers available within the IT industry
  • Participant demographic: Girls in years 5 - 12 from regional and metropolitan schools
  • Cost: Free for participants. Travel grants are available for regional and disadvantaged schools
  • History: First run in 2001 at Monash University; subsequent events have been held at Deakin University every 2 years since 2006.

Why volunteer as a speaker?

Volunteering as a speaker is an opportunity to reach out to the next generation and inspire them to pursue a career in technology. It is a chance to share your story, your achievements, the lessons you've learned and, most importantly, your passion for IT.

It's also an opportunity to share what's new and what's hot in your industry. Think about drones, 3D printers, phones, blogs, music, apps and games - the opportunities are endless! Put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself, 'what is so interesting about IT?'

What is required of speakers?

Firstly, we will need you to commit to a half day to full day (3-6 hours) at Deakin University on the day of the event, Thursday 16 August. You will have the support of the dedicated Go Girl representatives throughout the entire journey! We're here to support you leading up to the event including helping you prepare your presentation, and we'll coordinate your schedule on the day.

Sponsorship levels

Your level of sponsorship will determine the type of event speaking opportunities you have.

Platinum Sponsors are guaranteed 1 x key note speaker slot, 1 x super workshop and 1 x workshop, and will have priority repeat sessions.

Gold Sponsors are guaranteed 1 x super workshop and 1 x workshop and will have priority repeat sessions.

Silver Sponsors are guaranteed 1 x workshop and may be allocated a super workshop if available

Bronze Sponsors are guaranteed 1 x workshop

Friends of Go Girl are eligible to apply for a workshop

Partners of Go Girl are eligible to apply for a workshop

Please note that repeating sessions can be offered and will be allocated as per availability and sponsorship level.

See Session Types and Tips for more details.

The Deadlines

To help everything run smoothly here's a few key dates to be aware of:

Friday 6th July 2018

Final date to submit your abstract (1 paragraph summary) for your presentation this may be used in promotional material.

Friday 27th July 2018

Final presentation due, no changes can be made after this date. Advise the Program Committee of any additional resources you’ll require, freight items you will ship to Deakin or any visual aids/gadgets you will be using on the day.

Thursday 16th August 2018

Arrive at Deakin University at least 45 minutes before you’re allotted time slot and make your way to the Speaker Registration desk.

Thank you for volunteering your time and energy to the Go Girl, Go for IT event 2018 - we look forward to working with you to make this event the best one yet!


Please direct any questions to the Program Committee: