Speaker Guidelines

Each speaker will be assigned a classroom that they will address. Speakers may be partnered if they indicate on the sign-up form they are open to teaming up. Speakers are invited and strongly encouraged to attend an optional lunch and school tour prior to speaking to the students.

      11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch & School Tour (optional)
      12:30pm: Arrival Time (if not attending lunch)
      12:30-12:45pm: Speakers escorted to classroom, set up slide presentation (if applicable)
      12:45pm-1:45pm: Speakers present to classroom

Speakers should arrive no later than 12:30 pm so they are in the classroom and ready to begin by 12:45pm.* Speakers can refer to the Study Guide for the movie CODE  when preparing their talks. Talks should include:

    • Speaker’s experiences as a woman in tech
    • Discussion using Study Guide questions (high school (p. 26) or middle school (p. 28))**
    • Q & A

* Speakers must finish by 1:45pm due to class scheduling and may leave earlier if their talk has wrapped up.
** YWPA is an all-girls school, so please ignore or revise study guide questions related to male classmates.

Location & Parking

Location: The school is located at 1150 SW 1st Street, but you enter from the south side (parking lot side) on SW 2nd St. between SW 11th Ave and SW 12th Ave.

Parking: The parking lot is located on 2nd Street between SW 11th Ave and SW 12th Ave. (The sign says Riverside, but it is YWPA parking.)

There is plenty of free parking in the school lot for all guest speakers.