Speaker Information


  • January 31, 2018 – the deadline for applications to speak has now closed
  • February 16, 2018 – Selected speakers notified
  • If you are not chosen, your application will be saved for second round consideration if presentation spots open up
    Scholarship application is included as part of the speaker application – if you need a scholarship please ensure you fill this part out as well
    Scholarships will be awarded only to selected speakers who qualify for scholarship assistance as demonstrated in their application*


  • Speaker registration deadline – Applicable conference registration fees must be paid in full by February 28, 2018 to confirm intent to speak
  • March 9, 2018 – Final review of edited on-line bio and session abstract by speakers
    (The ICT4D Conference Committee retains editorial control over all published abstracts)
  • April 27, 2018 – online submission deadline for presentation and associated materials to conference agenda site. PDF format only
  • Speakers are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and conference fees

Important venue and A/V information

  • All conference rooms will be equipped with display screen, laptop, speakers and wireless internet connection
  • Speakers are responsible for provision of all peripheral equipment including adaptors, convertors and cable connectors for use with any additional equipment
  • All presentations will be pre-loaded onto laptops before start of sessions

Room set-up

  • Training sessions – classroom style
  • Speeches, presentations, demonstrations and panels – theatre style


*A limited number of scholarships are available upon successfully meeting application criteria.