Call For Speakers


IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group of Bangladesh is privileged to organize “IEEE WIE International Leadership Summit (ILS) 2018” from 12-13 October, 2018 at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka with the theme of “Dream| Believe| Achieve |Empower”. This year IEEE Bangladesh Section is celebrating its 25th anniversary and a celebration evening will be held prior to the Summit. Moreover, to inspire more women and female students to be involved in humanitarian technology-based activities, a WIE Humanitarian project competition is going to be collocated with the summit.

IEEE WIE ILS 2018 Dhaka will be a two-day immersive event dedicated to bring together female students and young professionals as well as academic, corporate, industrial and policy-making and entrepreneurial leaders from Bangladesh and beyond.  With the aim to inspire, empower and accelerate the professional growth of women in STEM fields for taking the initiative, breaking the barriers and leading the Wind of Change they wish to see in the world, the Summit will provide a platform to meet and connect with leaders and motivators as well as get inspired and create opportunities through a series of top quality talks, discussions and panel sessions.                                                                           

We look forward to hearing your stories and talks and learning from you at the Summit!

Speakers Requirement

We are looking for inspiring speakers for our Summit and would like to invite academicians, professionals, entrepreneurs, social leaders from all disciplines to apply. Formats include panels, workshops and presentations. Both individual and group proposals are welcome.

Other Information

Languages: English

Event type: Workshop, panel, keynote talk, presentation.

Audience size: 250-300.

Required Topics

We invite proposals for speakers for panels, workshops, keynote talk and presentations:

  • Innovation

  • Leadership

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Inspiration

  • Empowerment

  • Disruptive Technology

  • Emerging Technology

  • Humanitarian Technology

Virtual Track Information

IEEE WIE ILS 2018 will also have a virtual track session for which we welcome presentations to be delivered by speakers. Select “Virtual Track” under session type in the speakers’ Expression of Interest link.


Speaker Notes

Kindly note that speakers will be provided with complimentary registration to the conference, local accommodation and transport (for international speakers). International speakers are responsible for international travel and other expenses.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline       

August 31, 2018

Acceptance Notification

September 15, 2018

IEEE WIE ILS Summit Date

October 12-13, 2018


Contact information

For any inquiry, contact us:




How to apply:

Prospective speakers are requested to submit their Expression of Interest through the following link.