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Outspoke.in - A Talent Search Engine Focused on Diversity

Let’s create, discover and celebrate conferences that look more like the real world – more like us!

Outspoke.in - A Talent Search Engine Focused on Diversity

Let’s create, discover and celebrate conferences that look more like the real world – more like us!

pledged of $16,500pledged of $16,500 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 9 2017 1:08 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 9, 2017

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About

Why Are We Doing This? 

Finding the talent capable of delivering compelling talks or presentations on any given subject matter is really difficult. There is no single platform dedicated to discovering speakers and thought leaders. Conference curators and meetup organizers must attend events, scour the internet, or leverage their networks in order to discover, vet and coordinate the speakers they need for their gatherings. As a result, and in spite of the enormous effort used to find talent, many event panels and talks feature the same faces, POVs, and ideas because the avenues to find new and diverse voices are quite narrow. Of course, having speakers that span the spectrum of diversity, representation, and ability is a critical aspect of the curation process, but when pressed for time, organizers often find themselves circling back to the same sources they have always relied on. 

What Are We Doing? 

We are creating a dedicated platform for speakers, curators and enthusiasts to find each other. Outspoke.in is a talent search engine focused on diversity and inclusive conference culture. Think of it as an open market where organizers can discover and vet potential speakers and panelists. Most importantly, it will be optimized for those socially conscious curators who are passionate about diversity and inclusion. For speakers, the platform will lend itself as a space for them to showcase who they are as well as present content on topics of interest. Additionally, speakers can work on improving their skills through community feedback, curated advice to improve their presentations, and developing a network for potential conference speaking opportunities previously unavailable to them.

Outspoke.in will make it easy for speakers to showcase themselves and find new engagement opportunities, while providing conference curators with more robust search capabilities and access to a widely-diverse source of talent. Representation is critical. We know if we want to change the world, we have to speak our minds. We have to be outspoken. If you agree, and you’re ready for a change, join us. 

Prototype of website
Prototype of website

What’s in it for me? 

Great question! We’ve all heard the phrase “two heads are better than one,” right? As a potential curator, speaker and/or conference attendee, going to an event that inherently promotes a wide range of voices, perspectives and abilities means you have the potential to be exposed to ideas you may have never had a chance to consider. New experiences may help you push beyond your boundaries and give you the courage to change your circumstances.

Plus, we’ve got some cool rewards lined up including tickets to Outspoke.in’s inaugural online conference. Wait There’s More! We’re gathering resources to help budding thought leaders become the Next Big Deal. We are also developing a guide for curators to help ensure their next event promotes diversity and inclusive conference culture. Additionally, we’re creating a conference directory where you can find exciting events and opportunities that meet your interests. 

Meet The Team

Brian Fountain, Charmel Sippio, Hyojin Yoo
Brian Fountain, Charmel Sippio, Hyojin Yoo

Brian Fountain brings a deep knowledge of narrative, technology and marketing to every aspect of his work. Past and present projects includes transmedia writing, marketing, creative concepting, alternate reality game design and mobile game design. He has over a decade of web development and graphic design experience. 

Charmel Sippio is a brunch-loving techie with a passion for creating beautiful, intuitive, and highly crafted solutions that combine a considered approach with emerging technologies. Her wide range of experience in international business, consulting, communications, marketing, and web development allows her to bring useful digital solutions to life. 

Hyojin Yoo works in the intersection of art, design and technology. As an artist and cultural producer she investigates how identity is constructed within specific cultural and social landscapes. Through her work she aspires to shift or re-frame our way of seeing.

Risks and challenges

Software development can be tricky. Timelines can slip as a team gets deeper into the requirements of the project, but we've taken this into consideration.

The project is being led by Brian Fountain, an experienced software developer and designer with more than a decade of experience managing projects. We are confident we can deliver a great product on our timeline.

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    Attend our online conference featuring some of today’s most engaging speakers. Presentations will address a range of topics of interest to people who follow technology, marketing, business development, or popular culture. Backers will have select access to our online conference sessions including presentation and question and answer period. Backers will also receive a link to the recorded presentation for unlimited on-demand viewing. Plus pre-launch access. Backers at this level are eligible to select 2 of the 6 talks.

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    Demonstrate your organization’s support for diversity and inclusive conference culture. Support the development of Outspoke.in and receive professionally designed and executed advertisement of your company on the Outspoke.in platform for ten days. Company logo and mission must be SFW and do no harm. Includes ten tickets to SpeakUp

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