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.
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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My name is Anna, I am applying on the behalf of Geekle.us. We're engaged in tech events organization.
These are global events, thus, we have both speakers and attendees from various countries.
We highly support diversity and are eager to increase it at our events.
DigiMarCon follows a Code of Conduct for all our events in order to create the best experience possible for all attendees. DigiMarCon also supports the Diversity Charter, a commitment to our best faith effort to make all our events diverse.
As a white male use that 'default status' for good and speak up to create awareness and change. 🙂
First Person Project C.I.C
First Person Project is a not-for-profit community interest company.
We believe in socially progressive mental health
We provide mental health action support.
Our mission is to develop and embed a horizontal community network across the Liverpool City Region to improve mental health as a positive mediator of socially progressive change.
Our vision to support the development of a self-sustaining, creative and socially innovative community approach to mental health action.
We progress beyond mental health awareness to generate high impacting social value.
We act as a thought catalyst, creating a safe environment where peoples’ minds can be challenged, inspiring disruptive change to occur.