This year, Affect will take place on Sept 15 and 16. As you might guess from our name, we look for stories and perspectives that affect us in some way, which could mean sharing personal experiences from working/designing in social change or challenging people’s current understanding about social issues.
We’re particularly interested in boosting underrepresented voices and you do not need to have previous experience speaking. Unfortunately, because of potential travel issues this year, speakers will need to be U.S. residents. Also, while previous speakers are welcome to submit, content selection will skew in favor of voices we haven’t yet highlighted.
The talk should be about 20 minutes long. You can submit multiple proposals, but each person is limited to one speaking slot. There will be twelve talks at Affect, with ten spots saved for submissions.