A 4-day gathering to help you navigate grief, find joy, and embrace your unexpectedly childless life.

December 2 - 5, 2023

Call for speakers

Interested in speaking at the summit? 

Read through the info on this page and apply by September 30 to be considered.

your topic should fit one of our daily themes

Finding Healing

Understanding how grief and loss show up throughout our childless experience; and sharing tools to help us heal.

Making Connections

Identifying ways we feel disconnected and how we can reconnect. To parts of ourselves, relationships, support, and community.

Next Chapter

Envisioning our next steps, exploring our identities, finding meaning, and embracing joy.

session guidelines


Presentations are typically 20-30 minutes long. Longer sessions will be considered based on format.


Presentation; Interactive Webinar; Workshop; Panel Discussion; Interview (or suggest a different format).

Pre - Recorded

Most sessions are pre-recorded and submitted in advance of the summit. Live sessions will be considered based on format.

speaker compensation

Pace Yourself Pass

All speakers will receive an All-Access Pass for a full year of access to all summit presentations.


Speakers receive $200 for their participation.


Speakers have the option to participate in an affiliate program to receive a portion of All-Access Pass purchases referred by them.

what we're looking for in our speaker lineup

  • Speakers who are childless or childfree and no longer pursuing parenthood.
  • A mix of previous and new speakers.
  • We are committed to a speaker lineup that reflects the diversity of our community and strongly encourage applications from BIPOC applicants, those in the LGBTQIA+ community, people living with disabilities, those who are single, or otherwise have experiences or identities that are underrepresented in the childless community.
  • We also set aside funding for professionally translated subtitles for those who would like to present in a language other than English. For additional information, email Katy at 
  • Previous speaking experience not required. We can offer guidance and support to new speakers.

final notes

  • We’ll notify applicants on whether they have been selected as a summit speaker by October 15.

  • Due to the large number of submissions and limited spots, even submissions that meet all criteria may not be selected.

  • Speakers are selected based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: alignment of topic to summit themes; feedback from previous summit attendees; ensuring diversity within the speaker lineup and topics; maintaining a mix of new and previous summit speakers; prioritizing topics that have broad interest in the childless community or that speak to an underrepresented experience or identity within the childless community.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out at