Speaker’s Rider

I am always happy to give a talk, but after seeing things go wrong and speakers taken advantage of, I now require hosts to agree to a few things in advance.

This rider is derived from the one written by Tatiana Mac.

Inclusivity

No Support for Hate

Strictly-enforced Code of Conduct

Representation

Content

Intellectual Property

Formatting

Costs

Reporting

Travel expenses

Lodging expenses

Speaker honorarium

Ticket to full event

Logistics

Physically accessibility

Safety and security

Gender neutral and accessible bathrooms

Self-identification

Scholarship program

Stage setup

Presentation computer

Force Majeure

Please note that I have never had to exercise this clause, but my experiences with Shopify and DataCamp have made me realize that tech will only get better if those in power believe that the rest of us will sometimes take a stand.