Speaker Invitation Policy

The conference program committee will ensure the highest quality scientific program, with speakers that represent the broad diversity of our community. We aim to achieve a speaker balance across geography, gender and experience reflecting the make-up of our community, and supporting diversity of thought that will be essential for the growth and development of our field.


We will report statistics on the conference website on the geographic (Asia & Pacific, Europe, Americas) and gender balance of program committee, invited speakers, selected speakers, session chairs and delegates.


We welcome feedback on this policy and how it might be improved for future conferences. We strongly encourage all members of our community to participate in the conference and to contribute to discussions.