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, experiences 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)

Speakers

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

Individuals

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

Employers

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

Sponsors

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.

Venues

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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Dan Ashby

Joan-Llorenç ALBA

From:

Valuo Desarrollo

I facilitate teams and business to achieve the best products ever. Not only the results but how we get there is relevant. In this endeavour, we all discover and learn from other team members, and grow personally as well as in our relationship being a team.
I founded and learnt working with people the need to have very diverse people, roles and cultures in the team. Many years working in multicultural environments like United Nations, have provided me the essence to be a diversity agent.

Anneke Schoonjans

From:

EventSourcing

We have a values page on our website where we post all our efforts and we continuesly try to improve. https://eventsourcing.live/2021/diversity

George F. Simons

From:

GSI

We deliver games on culture, diversity and inclusion and are conducting regular online open gamified meetings as well as conference events that discuss diversity and cultural issues and connect people for collaboration and synergy.

Carsten

From:

DevOpsDays Zürich

At DevOpsDays Zürich we don't want to be a tech-Conference only -- instead we want to be a conference focusing on knowledge, networking and a connecting atmospheric vibe, welcoming a range of backgrounds, experiences and opinions. We dedicate a considerable amount of time and passion to improve continuously and are happy to welcome you at the conference and see for yourself.

Carola Frisch

From:

Frisch Search

I champion diversity and inclusion through Modern Leadership https://modernleadership.net/ – a platform I have created to build a community of progressively minded established and emerging leaders and leadership experts.
Modern Leadership is teaching us how leadership is changing, recognising the growing importance of human values-led leadership, especially with regard to diversity and inclusion, sustainability, social justice, workplace change and business transformation.

Angela Chen

From:

UCL

Having been bullied viciously for my race when I was in high school by white teachers and students, I am keen to do my part to stop racism and bullying. Solidarity with the BAME community.

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