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I am delighted to announce that we have RAISED THE FUNDS required to help cover out-of-pocket costs for our first new speaker!

thank_youWhat am I talking about?

Well, while seeking research experts for a track of new conference speakers, I encountered an unfortunate problem numerous times. I found lots of people working on very cool, innovative research tech but they didn’t have any financial support to get to events where they could share their work. Some of these lost speakers were solopreneurs barely scraping by. Others worked for non-profits or government organizations that don’t have any budget for conferences. Our industry loses out when these people can’t get present their innovations. And THAT is how this GoFundMe campaign came to be. Please, donate now!

For this new speaker, your donations covered half of her out-of-pocket costs and she is covering the other half. Here’s a personal note from her. You can tell just how excited and thankful she is.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated or taken any action to support the new research speakers track. It means a lot to see all your encouragement, particularly as someone just starting out! Everyone’s enthusiasm and passion for the field is infectious, I look forward to getting to meet some of you, and to learn more about the industry!
I cannot wait to pay this forward and create more opportunities for other new research speakers to be supported, mentored and encouraged!


I will continue to collect these funds so that we don’t lose all of these speakers. You can help by donating $1 or $5 or even $1000. You’re more than welcome to donate $1000.