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Your chance to speak at 2020 Asia Savvy Conference

ASIASAVVYx is a new opportunity for a limited number of students to give a short Ted-style talk (8-10 minutes) at the conference on a topic on their own experience of cross-cultural interaction.

This could include situations such as during local/international work experience; being part of a diverse team/club or perspectives from travelling.

The conference will not only provide an inspiring platform for the chosen presenters, but also  students themselves will learn from and be inspired by one another.

All tertiary students are welcome to apply to speak at ASIASAVVYx, by submitting a 2-3 minute video pitch showcasing their speaking skills and a taste of their proposed presentation content.

Four delegates with the most impactful stories will be chosen to speak.

You will get guaranteed entry to conference and dinner.

Submission guidelines:

  • Create a 2-3 minute video pitch telling us why you want to be a speaker at Asia Savvy along with and a taste of your proposed presentation content,  showcasing your speaking skills .
  • Submit your video to YouTube (you’ll need to create a channel if you don’t already have one).
  • Label the file using your full name.
  • Follow the YouTube instructions for uploading a video.
  • Privacy settings: Please be sure to change your privacy settings to ‘Unlisted’ prior to uploading your video
  • Forward your video link with your CV and cover letter to Deepika Jindal, d.jindal@auckland.ac.nz ​​

Applications close 25 August 2020
Applicants will be advised on 30 August 2020



  • Four delegates with the most impactful stories will be chosen to speak.
  • You will receive coaching from staff prior to your presentation
  • You have guaranteed entry to conference and dinner