General Questions

What is the TEF?

It is a key program that provides C-level executive participants a forum to connect, share experiences and drive action in diversifying their workplace to better leverage diversity for innovation.

When is the TEF?

This year’s TEF is a full day event that will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Where is the TEF held?

The TEF will be held during the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Further details about location will be sent to Tech Exec Forum attendees, as the event gets closer.


How do I attend?

The TEF is by invitation-only for C-level technical leaders from the Anita Borg Institute’s (ABI) Partner companies.

Each ABI Partner company has the opportunity to submit 1 (supporting level) or 2 (pioneering level) senior executive-level nominations. Nominations are now closed.

Where can I find travel information?

Learn more about GHC 2016 travel information and conferences services here.

2016 TEF

Who organizes the TEF?

The TEF Organizing Committee is composed of senior executive-level technical leaders from ABI Partner companies, leaders from the Quotidian Group, and ABI members.

A full list of the 2016 Organizing Committee can be found here.

What is this year’s TEF agenda and who is speaking?

Agenda details and speaker profiles will be posted in late summer and updated periodically as the event gets closer. 

Where can I find information on the GHC?

We expect GHC 2016 to grow to 15,000 attendees, a 25 percent increase from 2015. Find all the information related to the GHC including registration, conference highlights, travel information and more here.

2015 TEF

How many people participated in the 2015 TEF?

In 2015, 104 participants, from 56 organizations, including CEOs, CTOs and other senior executive-level technical executives, participated in the 2015 TEF.

What companies and organizations participated in the 2015 TEF?

You can find a list of 2015 TEF participating companies and organizations here.


Is what we discuss in the TEF disclosed to the public?

The TEF is media-free. Conversations that take place during the TEF are confidential. However, participating executives may share distilled insights more broadly with teams from their company.

Will my company’s participation in the TEF be public?

We post the participating companies and organizations of the TEF on our website but do not disclose the names of the executive participants.

More Questions?

Contact orgtransformation@anitaborg.org to submit a specific question about the TEF.