Technical Executive Forum FAQs

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 5, 2017.

Where is the TEF held?

The TEF will be held during the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Further details about location will be sent to TEF attendees as the event gets closer.

Participate

How do I attend?

The Technical Executive Forum is by invitation-only for C-level technical leaders from the Anita Borg Institute’s Partner companies. This year, each Anita Borg Institute Partner company has the option to nominate a D&I C-level executive as one of their TEF nominees but not as the primary TEF nominee. Additional details are provided in the nomination form.

Each Anita Borg Institute Partner company has the opportunity to submit two (Supporting-level Partner) or three (Pioneering-level Partner) senior executive-level nominations.

Learn more about the Nomination Process here.

Where can I find travel information?

Learn more about GHC 17 travel information and conferences services here.

2017 TEF

Who organizes the TEF?

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

A full list of the 2017 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 2017 to grow to 18,000 attendees, a 20% increase from 2016. Find all the information related to the GHC including registration, conference highlights, travel information, and more here.

2016 TEF

Who organizes the TEF?

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

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

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

Check out the 2016 TEF agenda here.

How many people participated in the 2016 TEF?

122 participants, from 74 organizations, including CEOs, CTOs and other senior executive-level technical executives, participated in the 2016 TEF.

What companies and organizations participated in the 2016 TEF?

You can find a list of 2016 TEF participating companies and organizations here.

Confidentiality

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

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