About the Diversity Charter

We care about diversity at conferences and events because we want them to be better for everyone.

Sign the diversity charter to show that you care too.

All too often we see conference and event lineups full of the same or similar people, we don’t want that anymore. We want diversity.

Diversity refers to a wide range of visible and non-visible characteristics; it’s about valuing variety, welcoming a range of backgrounds and opinions and embracing the benefits that differences bring. We believe that a diverse set of people on stage and in audiences will improve events and will ultimately change the industries they represent for the better.

We know that it takes more effort to increase diversity at events and we will show our commitment to making that happen by signing this charter.

This charter is for event organisers, speakers, individuals, employers, sponsors and venues. By signing this charter, you are committing to highlighting where there is a lack of diversity at events and doing what you can to make things better.

Event organisers

You can make better events for your participants by working harder to create a more inclusive environment. By signing this charter, you are committing to seeking ways to create better events by increasing the diversity of the people on stage as well as in the audience. You can use these ideas to help you. Once you sign the charter, you’ll get a logo to add your website to show your commitment to diversity.

Event speakers, individuals, employers, sponsors and venues

Influence diversity at conferences by being mindful of who is speaking and what the conference is doing to promote diversity. By signing this charter, you are committing to encouraging event organisers to consider making events diverse, highlighting when they aren’t and helping where you can. (We encourage giving people the benefit of the doubt and working with them rather than calling them out publically)


Choose not to speak at events that will not commit to creating diverse events.


Choose not to attend and/or fund events that will not commit to creating diverse events.


Choose to not send employees to as audience members, speakers or panel members to events that will not commit to creating diverse events.


Choose not to fund events that will not commit to creating diverse events. You make sure you have a diverse range of people representing your organisation at events you sponsor.


Work with event organisers to ensure you are meeting diverse needs. Choose to not host events that will not commit to creating diverse events.


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The most recent signatories

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Ruby Sinreich

Serving on the leadership team of the Drupal diversity and inclusion working group, trying to address similar issues in the open source Drupal community. http://drupaldiversity.com

Malcolm Smith FRSA



Supporting Diversity and Inclusion for over 50s within Aviva

Leanne Page


Agile in Covent Garden

Have a diverse set of speakers, to support new comers on the speaker scene and to actively work with the people to drive ideas and create thought leadership in our events.

Ricardo Vercesi

I will always have a neutral stand. I believe I should defend the rights of every human being, regardless of gender, race, lifestyle, religion of political views - if they do not offend or attack others. Other from that I believe that being diverse means being all the same. One should not make a fuss about it and just live equally among everyone and everywhere. In order to fulfill my place in this world I have to be in peace with myself and others.

Emma Martin


Intermesh Creative

Rob Walters


Intermesh Creative

Oscar Menéndez García


alavistastudio s.l

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