For organisers

Considerations for event organisers
A checklist of what to consider to create more diverse conferences and events

Code of conduct
Creative commons code of conduct template

Code of conduct 101
Comprehensive guide on codes of conduct

Diversity policy
Creative commons diversity policy from Dream Width

Diversity Scholarships
An example of a diversity scholarship and why to have them

Do Better at Conference Diversity
Some tips from the Hopper Fund, which exists to help under-represented minorities attend technical conferences, training, and other technical industry events

Diversity Tickets
We help events reach a more diverse audience. And we help you to find these events.
Because diversity is what makes communities whole.

Female / Non-Binary Speakers ListA list of design / UX people from Ladies that UX

For speakers

Introduction to Public Speaking online course

Personal Impact and Influence and Rapport open courses at the National Theatre, London, UK

3oo Seconds
Giving the digital community, and in particular women, a means of gaining confidence and experience in speaking in public

Speak Easy
A voluntary program designed to increase diversity in tech conferences through dedicated conference spots, mentoring and events

Women Experts Available for Speaking Opportunities
A public list that women can add their names to

Conferences and events displaying the diversity charter logo

1st Conference, Australia
Access Conference, Canada
Agile Cymru, UK
Agile Cambridge, UK
Agile in Leeds, UK
Agile in the City Bristol, UK
Agile Manchester, UK
Agile on the Beach, UK
Agile on the Bench, UK
Agile in the City Birmingham, UK
Agile in the City London, UK
Agile Practitioners, UK
Agile testing days, US
Agile testing days, Sweden
Agile Yorkshire, UK
CMDU, Spain
Deliver Conference, UK
Driodcon, Austria
Droidcon Boston, US
LAST conference, Australia
Northern UX, UK
Open Fsharp, US
Quality Software, Australia
SAFe Leadership retreat, UK
Scrum Event, UK
Service Design Fringe, UK
Service Design in Business, UK
Service Design in Government, UK
Service Design in Health, UK
Test Engineering alliance, Australia
Tutors Collective, UK
UX Cambridge, UK
UX in the City, UK
UX Scotland, UK
UXSG, Singapore
World IA day, UK
Wuthering Bytes, UK

Networks and projects

Articulate network
Raising the profile of women speakers in tech & creative industries, through advocacy, training & access to speakers

Stages and platforms are not as diverse as they could be and many people are scared of being on stage in front of an audience. #upfront seeks to address this by inviting audience members to share the stage during a keynote.

Women in Education network
Connecting existing + aspiring women leaders in global education

Project include
Project Include is an open community working toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for tech companies.

The mission of CallbackWomen is to radically expand gender diversity at the podium of professional programmers’ conferences. It’s about all genders underrepresented in tech, including non-binary, gender non-conforming, trans women, trans men, cis women, and more.

The Pledge – I will not be part of male-only panels
At a public conference, I won’t serve on a panel of two people or more unless there is at least one woman on the panel, not including the Chair

Panel Pledge Toolkit
Gender balance at every forum toolkit

EU Panel Watch
A campaign from a growing frustration with the persistent lack of diversity of speakers at events in Brussels, the heart of the European Union.

a social enterprise whose primary aim is to educate and empower young women of colour in Britain by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of British women from all ethnic backgrounds

Because men are an important part of the GenderAvenger mission to ensure women are always part of the public dialogue.

Speaker Diversity
The speakers that sign will not appear on any panel that comprises solely of men.

50 percent
“50 Prozent” is a project that wants to document how much women* are misrepresented as speakers at conferences, on panels, in talkshows and many other public events. At each event, we count male and female speakers and publish the percentage of each – with your help!


Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers

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