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DPWIT/DEI Mental Health and Wellness Day

event date

5 May 2023



We are the team that is behind Every year since 2020, we have been hosting a virtual event during Spring called 'Mental Health and Wellness Day'.  This year we are partnering with our friends at to run this event. 

The past year has been challenging as the post-pandemic era slowly kicks off. Many people have lost their jobs. Inflation is a serious problem. Travel is still challenging. The tech world is changing rapidly, and many struggle to find a new footing. This is to share our challenges and how we cope with the community - to offer support/solidarity and, of course, the affirmation that we are still a community despite all this.

Anyone is welcome to submit. - no gender barriers or any other restrictions.

Our Code of Conduct and DEI Policy can be found here.

A playlist of a similar, previous event can be found here.

Who we are as organizers can be found at bottom of the page here (DataWIT team) and here (DataDEI team).

We can be reached at dataplatformwit at gmail dot com.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

27 Feb 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

14 Apr 2023

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We have not defined timings on this event - we keep it flexible to accommodate as many speakers as we possibly can. Please specify what timing will work for you on the submission, we will do our best to accommodate you.

What it is about -

1 Sharing personal experiences during this time. We welcome experiences related to

  •     Coping with job loss
  •     Finding new career paths
  •     Gender/LGBTQ-related challenges
  •     Being a person of color
  •     Being an ally to lesser advantaged folk
  •     Neurodiversity related challenges
  •     Worry/Anxiety/Depression and other mental health challenges
  •     Dealing with sensory and physical handicaps
  •     General health and well being

2 Offering helpful/straightforward suggestions for people to cope.

3 Good humor/positivity of any kind.

What it is NOT about -

  • Offering medical diagnosis or advice of any kind.
  • Severe trauma or other triggering conditions.
  • Self Promotion/Marketing of services and/or products, however relevant

Anyone is welcome to submit. - no gender barriers or any other restrictions.

We have 3 kinds of talks you can submit for -

  1. Lightning talks - 15 mins,
  2. Hourly presentations - lasting 45 mins to an hour with standard slide decks if you choose to, 
  3. One hour Panel discussion (Bring your own friends or we can find people to make up the panel).

No formal presentation material is necessary.

Maximum of 3 submissions per speaker.