Call for Speakers: 2024 Disruption Initiative Now Accepting Submissions

Then mark your calendars for TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 happening in San Francisco from October 28–30. Then choose your preferred presentation format:Breakout session: Take the spotlight with up to four speakers, including a moderator. Each speaker will lead one breakout session during Disrupt. Roundtable discussion: Lead an engaging 30-minute interactive discussion with an intimate audience of up to 40 attendees. We’ll publish the selected topics, descriptions, and speakers online, where TechCrunch readers — and your followers — can vote for their favorite sessions.

Are you passionate about technology and have a desire to make an impact? Then make a note in your calendars for the highly anticipated TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 event, set to take place in San Francisco from October 28-30. We are seeking dynamic and knowledgeable speakers like you to provide valuable insights at our event. Apply to speak by April 26 to secure your spot.

Here’s your chance to become a speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt:

If you are a trailblazing startup founder, a smart venture capitalist, or an industry expert, we want to hear from you. Share your expertise with fellow founders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the startup landscape.

In your application, present your topic with a catchy title and a compelling description. Then choose your preferred presentation format:

  1. Breakout session: This option allows you to take the spotlight with up to four speakers, including a moderator. Deliver a 30-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute Q&A session with a live audience of up to 100 attendees. You will have the chance to showcase a presentation and utilize limited AV capabilities. Each speaker will lead one breakout session during Disrupt.
  2. Roundtable discussion: Lead an engaging 30-minute interactive discussion with an intimate audience of up to 40 attendees. There will be no presentation or AV – just pure, organic conversation. You will host your roundtable discussion twice during Disrupt.

Here is the timeline for our call for speakers:

The deadline for Audience Choice applications is April 26. Finalists will be announced no later than May 3. From May 13 to May 24, Audience Choice voting will be open. We will publish the selected topics, descriptions, and speakers online, allowing TechCrunch readers – and your followers – to vote for their favorite sessions.

Curious about the popular topics at Disrupt? Get a sneak peek at the featured subjects from the Disrupt 2023 agenda.

Do you have the drive to take the stage at Disrupt? Don’t hesitate – apply by April 26 and show us what you are capable of.

Does your company want to be part of the Disrupt action as a sponsor or exhibitor? Contact our sponsorship sales team by filling out this form.

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Max Chen

Max Chen is an AI expert and journalist with a focus on the ethical and societal implications of emerging technologies. He has a background in computer science and is known for his clear and concise writing on complex technical topics. He has also written extensively on the potential risks and benefits of AI, and is a frequent speaker on the subject at industry conferences and events.

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