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2020 Leadership Summit FAQs

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How can I register for the virtual 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit?

Register here for the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit.

Please register as a General Attendee if you are an adult attendee over the age of 25. If you are under the age of 25 please register as a Youth Attendee.

What platform will the 2020 Virtual Girl Up Leadership Summit be hosted on? Do I need to download anything?

The Summit will be hosted in the VFairs virtual event platform. You will only need access to a web browser and internet to attend the Summit. No downloads are necessary.

I registered for the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit before it turned virtual, will I be refunded?

All registrants should have received an email announcement about the shift to a virtual summit that included information on refunds. If you did not receive that email, please reach out to info@girlup.org.

Program Section:

When will programming begin and end?

The schedule for the virtual Leadership Summit is as follows:

July 13, 2020 & July 14, 2020

10:00 – 10:50 AM ET Inspire Sessions (girl-led discussions in breakout rooms)

11:00 – 12:00 PM ET Live-hour of programming

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Workshops

2:00 – 2:50 PM ET Inspire Sessions (girl-led discussions)

4:00 – 4:50 PM ET Inspire Sessions (girl-led discussions)

8:00 – 9:00 PM ET Live-hour programming

9:30 – 10:30 PM ET Workshops

*Program schedule for the Day of Action on July 15th will be provided to those that register for those sessions.

The Summit is too early, or too late for me, how do I still participate?

All Virtual Summit live content will be available on demand after the sessions end.

What languages will programming be available in?

For the live hour programming on Monday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 14th interpretation and captioning will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and English.

When will the program agenda be available?

We will share the finalized program as the event draws closer! Stay tuned for special speaker announcement.

How do I get information on sponsoring this event or partnering with Girl Up?

If you or your company is interested in partnering with Girl Up on this event or future projects please contact us at partnerships@girlup.org.

What are the Safety and Security measures Girl Up is taking for this virtual Summit?

All registrants for the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit are required to agree to the Girl Up’s Safety & Security policy and Code of Conduct.

Virtual Programming Safety & Security Guidelines

The safeguarding of all participants, especially youth, is Girl Up’s top priority for all virtual and in-person programming. In order to ensure the safety and security of all youth participants during virtual programming, Girl Up staff will adjust settings of virtual platforms such that there is no opportunity for unmonitored interaction between panelists and the audience, or amongst the audience.

To do this, Girl Up staff will adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All questions/comments/chats will be moderated by Girl Up staff;
  • No private information about an audience member (including their name, photo and/or video) may be made visible to any other audience member or even panelists;
  • Reminder of Girl Up Safety & Security policies will be added to registration, on the virtual Girl Up Summit homepage, and included in key locations within the virtual event platform.
  • All participants will be prompted in the registration process for this event to agree to the below Code of Conduct highlighting a policy of zero tolerance and no cyber bullying or inappropriate content.

Participants can report any concerns or inappropriate content or behavior to Girl Up at security@GirlUp.org and they will be immediately addressed.

Code of Conduct

The expected behavior outline below details the expectations for all event attendees and participants. Cooperation is expected from everyone, and organizers will actively enforce this code throughout this event. Violations will be taken seriously and Girl Up reserves the right to remove participants from the virtual event and ban them from future online engagements if they breach the Code of Conduct.

Expected Behavior

You will behave in a way as to create a safe and supportive environment for all Girl Up virtual event participants (including Moderators, Speakers, and Attendees).

You will not engage in disruptive speech or behavior or otherwise interfere with the virtual event or other individuals’ participation in the event.

You will not engage in any form of discrimination, bullying or harassment of any kind, including online, emotional or sexual harassment; hate speech; or rude behavior of any kind. Girl Up has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination or harassment. Any participant who does not follow these guidelines will be removed from the event. 

You will comply with the instructions of the moderator and any Girl Up virtual event staff.

You will comply with all applicable laws.

Girl Up’s Commitment to Inclusion

All Girl Up programs are open and inclusive of any youth regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, political belief, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability, religion, or any other identity. Respect, tolerance and understanding of others’ backgrounds and beliefs must be exemplified at all times.


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