Call for Submissions: Women Deliver 2019 Power Talks

The Speakers’ Power Stage will host 5-minute Power Talks designed to inspire and inform. Located in the heart of the Fueling Station, Power Talkscomplement the panel conversations happening in plenaries and concurrent sessions through another powerful format – the single speech.

In order to build a diverse Speakers’ Power Stage program, we will choose a variety of presentation formats and topics each day – personal journeys, research findings, announcements, award ceremonies, innovations, and more. At least 20% of selected speakers will be young people under the age of 30.

Power Talk Guidelines

Each Power Talk must be compelling, short, and presented by a single person, but we welcome a wide variety of subject matter and format. There is no limit to your creativity, except the 5-minute time limit! Women Deliver will provide the microphone, stage, and A/V set-up for minimal slides or multimedia you may have.

Power Talks can take the form of:

  • Announcement of a new publication
  • Honoring a person (e.g., award ceremony)
  • Personal story related to women and power
  • Research findings
  • Innovative solution
  • What I believe (inspirational talk)

Power Talks may be on any of the following topics:

  • Understanding Gender and Power
  • Political Participation
  • Education
  • Economic Participation
  • Work and Home
  • Girls’ and Women’s Sports
  • Media, Arts, and Pop Culture
  • Meaningful Youth Engagement
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Comprehensive Health
  • Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices
  • Nutrition
  • Partnerships
  • Advocacy and Accountability
  • Humanitarian and Fragile Settings
  • Environment/Climate Change
  • Rural and Urban Issues
  • Religion and Faith
  • Resources: Land, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Financing for Development

Power Talk submissions will open Monday, 29 October 2018 and close on Friday, 30 November 2018.

Submission Opens: Monday, 29 October 2018
Submission Deadline: Friday, 30 November 2018
Selected Speakers Announced: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Live Power Talks: Tuesday-Thursday, 4-6 June 2019


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