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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Maél (Colombia)

From:

DRAMATIC - show performance based on album DRAMA

Soy un cantautor Colombiano e interpreto mi propia música, una divertida combinación de electrónica, pop, reggae y funk. Es un concepto que redefine al género pop, gracias a su sonido y estilo escénico. 'DRAMA’, mi primer álbum es fresco e irreverente, y junto a su estilo escénico, hace del show en vivo una fiesta de inclusión, excentricidad y mucho baile que cuenta una historia con un mensaje de Respeto, No Bullying e Inclusión.
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I'm a Colombian singer/songwriter who interprets my own music, a fun mixture of electronic music, pop, reggae, and funk. It's a concept that redefines the pop music genre due to its sound and style. 'DRAMA', my first album is fresh and irreverent, along with its scenic style, results in a live performance into a party of inclusion, excentricity, and lots of dancing, that tells a story giving a message of Respect, No Bullying, and Inclusion.

Yves Hanoulle

From:

PairCoaching

Since a few years, when I'm invited to speak at a conference, I ask the event organisers (or my network) for a local women that is knowledgeable on the topic. Together we co-create the talk and we pair-deliver these talks. The only exception is if I can give a talk with my children, which is another kind of diversity.
As lead coach for coderdojo Ghent, I created separate tickets for boys and girls. And now we have as much girls as boys that are programming in Scratch at coderdojo Ghent.

CESAR CORIAT

From:

FarallonesMusic.com (Colombia)

At FarallonesMusic.com we believe in equality for all. We provide a friendly environment that is diverse and inclusive, as we work with music artists and individuals of all walks of life in the music industry. We value variety and promote respectful and harassment-free experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.
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En FarallonesMusic.com, creemos en la equidad para todos. Facilitamos un ambiente amigable, diverso e incluyente, pues trabajamos con artistas en música y personas de todos los caminos de la vida en la industria musical. Valoramos la variedad y promovemos experiencias respetuosas y libres de acoso para todos, independientemente de su género, identidad y expresión de género, edad, orientación sexual, discapacidad, apariencia física, raza, etnia o creencias religiosas.

Michael Schuckers

From:

Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference

At our conference we will have a Code of Conduct and we will strive to have diversity in speakers and panelists.

Gabor Devenyi

From:

Circles Events Pty Ltd

At all of our conference events we are aiming to achieve a balance of speakers, including gender, cultural, age and all other type of diversity.

Anneke Schoonjans

From:

DDD Europe

We take into consideration accessibility.
We look into the needs of our participants and speakers.
We have a diverse line up.
We offer scholarships.
We have a Code of Conduct.
We have a quiet room.
We have gender-inclusive bathrooms.
We provide childcare.

Anneke Schoonjans

From:

Full Stack Europe

We take into consideration accessibility.
We inform ourselves about the needs of our participants.
We have a diverse line up.
We offer scholarships.

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