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Speaker Grants

BOB is pleased to announce our first round of Speaker Grants to support speakers from groups under-represented in technology. We specifically seek women speakers and speakers who would not be able to attend the conference for financial reasons. The goal is to make BOB a more diverse, useful and enjoyable event.


Speaker Grants are available for all speakers accepted at BOB 2017 from under-represented groups in technology.


Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of Michael Sperber, Active Group, and Stefan Wehr, factis Research, and will be accepted based upon need and impact. All information will be kept confidential by the committee.



We currently have six Speaker Grants available that will cover reasonable travel costs, travel assistance and accommodation for the nights before and after BOB - i.e. from Feb 18, 2017 to Feb 20, 2017. Note that recipients of Speaker Grants will - like all speakers - enjoy free registration at BOB 2017.


Send e-mail to diversity at bobkonf dot de identifying your talk submission and briefly state your reasons for seeking a grant.

All conference attendees are expected to respect the BOB policies.

If you have any questions, please contact diversity at bobkonf dot de.

Application Close: October 30, 2016 (i.e. the deadline for call for contributions)

Notifications: Recipients will be notified along with their talk acceptance by November 15, 2016.

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Active Group GmbH



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