We are holding our 2020 San Francisco Summit in the Castro, the city's LGBT district. Our main venue is the historic Castro Theatre.

Our new Summit dates, due to coronavirus risks, are August 6 - 8, 2020. There is a chance we may move Summit to the 5th - 7th, pending city permits, so please hold August 5 - 8. We will know more soon.

RSVP here for Summit, and we will automatically send you all of the registration info. (Please check spam or your promotions folders if you do not receive anything within a few minutes. Sometimes we get stuck there due to our name.)

Early Bird General Admission starts at $499 and ends at $899. We have waterfall pricing, meaning the price increases in rounds as we get closer to Summit. To receive updates about early-bird pricing, be sure to join our newsletter.

Much of our community attends Summit thanks to company support. Check out this customizable template for advice on how to convince your boss to cover your ticket. If you and your coworkers are interested in coming as a cohort, please email squad@lesbianswhotech.org, and we will try to help make it happen. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org.

Yes! Head over here to check out our customizable "Convince Your Boss" letter.

As part of our terms and conditions, we unfortunately do not have the financial resources to accommodate refunds. After you purchase your ticket, we immediately allocate those funds to producing Summit. Additionally, our small team puts in long hours and a lot of hustle to make our Summits happen and offer tickets at a more affordable price for our community, compared to similar tech conferences.

We do, however, offer ticket exchanges up to 30 days before Summit (July 5, 2020). Please email squad@lesbianswhotech.org, with the transferee CC'd so that they can provide information. If your company purchased your ticket through a sponsorship, you must receive approval for a coworker ticket exchange from your company.

We will be announcing speakers and our agenda soon. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, please check out our past agendas from San Francisco and New York.

Due to our date change, we have re-opened our call for speaker applications. Check out our pro-tips here, and then apply as soon as possible.

We accept speakers on a rolling basis and through several rounds. We will be in touch if you are selected as a speaker.

YES. We partner with dozens of tech companies looking to build badass teams. Please check out our Summit tech crawl and career fair, as well as include.io, our new hiring and jobs platform.

Yes to both! Every year, we offer scholarships to a select number of students and bootstrapped techies. Learn more and apply here. We are also partnering with Google on travel scholarships this year.

Before applying for a Summit scholarship, we first encourage our community to ask their employers to cover their Summit tickets and support their career growth. If you're not sure on how to do that, check out our "Convince Your Boss" template to get started.

We offer volunteer opportunities for rockstar folks on a limited basis as well. Learn more and apply here.

We're committed to making our Summits as inclusive as possible. All of our Summit venues are wheelchair accessible. We also have live captions for the main stage, a room to pump, and daycare.

We capture attendee accessibility needs as they register, but please email us at squad@lesbianswhotech.org if you have a specific request, and we will do our best to accommodate.

We'd love to hear from you!

For ticket- and community-related questions: squad@lesbianswhotech.org

For sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@lesbianswhotech.org

For Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship questions: edie@lesbianswhotech.org

For press inquiries (If you are a journalist looking to cover Summit for an outlet, apply here): press@lesbianswhotech.org

For other questions: hello@lesbianswhotech.org

 

Yes. If you have registered already for Summit, no further steps are needed to join us in August. 

As part of our terms and conditions, we unfortunately do not have the financial resources to accommodate refunds. After you purchase your ticket, we immediately allocate those funds to producing Summit. Additionally, our small team puts in long hours and a lot of hustle to make our Summits happen and offer tickets at a more affordable price for our community, compared to similar tech conferences. We're anticipating the impact coronavirus will have on our Summit and on our entire organization, and we are doing everything we can to mitigate that impact to the team and our members. 

We appreciate your understanding of this policy. Please do note that you can transfer your ticket to another person up to 30 days before Summit. (See below.)

Yes, we allow ticket exchanges up to 30 days before Summit (July 5, 2020). Please email squad@lesbianswhotech.org, with the transferee CC'd so that they can provide information. If your company purchased your ticket through a sponsorship, you must receive approval for a coworker ticket exchange from your company.

Yes, we are now extending the deadline. Please submit your speaker applications here as soon as possible.

We are keeping tabs on travel bans for several major tech companies, and we encourage you to reach out internally with any questions. Please email squad@lesbianswhotech.org if your company's travel ban continues to extend into the summer.

There are still a lot of unknowns with the coronavirus, and we're moving the dates as a precaution. If risks associated with coronavirus continue into the summer, we will keep you updated on how this may impact Summit every step of the way.

 

We are pushing back Summit to August 5 - 8, 2020, due to local and global concerns surrounding coronavirus.

We realize this is a tough, unpredictable time. While this wasn't an easy decision to make, we decided it was the only decision that prioritizes our community's health and safety. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

In an effort to remain transparent, here are our guiding principles for this decision:

1. When in doubt, we will always err on the side of our community’s safety. Your health and safety is our top priority. We are making all decisions with our community’s safety in mind.

2. We are centering empathy in this process. We know many of our members are impacted by this in unique and challenging ways. We want to be as empathic as possible to those concerns and in return ask for your empathy as our small team navigates uncharted territory.

3. Sharing Information: There are still many unknowns with coronavirus, and we are actively working on fact-finding as a community as much as possible, so we can share best practices and learn from our brilliant and badass team. Please share all updates with squad@lesbianswhotech.org.

4. Emotional Support Resources: We understand that the uncertainty and ongoing spread of the virus may be causing worry and stress for some folks in our community. These resources from Berkeley have some helpful tips on managing mental health during this time. Seeking professional support can also be helpful.

We empathize with all affected by coronavirus. Our hearts go out to them, and our community’s health and safety is our top priority. Due to risks involved, we have decided to reschedule Summit to August 5 - 8, 2020. We are continuing to actively assess risks associated with coronavirus with local health officials to plan for a safe event. We are also confident that we will have a successful Summit, despite these unforeseen circumstances.

Please take a look at the World Health Organization's recommendations, the City of San Francisco's resources, and information from the CDC.

We encourage following the guidelines set by the CDC, and continue to monitor risks associated with coronavirus. We are working closely with our venues and local officials on this. Our venues will continue to perform routine cleaning of their facilities.

We also recommend that all attendees follow precautions to prevent the spread of any virus, including:

  • Regular hand washing
  • Not touching your eyes, mouth, or nose with unwashed hands
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a cough and/or fever, and seek medical care if you are feeling sick
  • Get your flu shot to protect against symptoms similar to COVID-19