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 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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Sharon Vincuilla

From:

human canine collaborative

I am committed to creating more inclusive environments by:
- providing low-cost and sliding scale options for my services
- educating myself about systemic racism in formal and informal ways
- developing services that are relevant and accessible to diverse communities
- implementing a non-tolerance policy within my services for behavior that is racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, bullying, dominant, punitive, or otherwise hateful or harmful
- establishing an ongoing lifestyle practice of consent to reduce harm and increase accountability in how I interact with others
- designing services the include closed captioning, recording, sensory adjustments, and by creating clear and welcome procedures for requesting accommodations
- openly acknowledging the power dynamic between myself and others to empower participants to say "no" to me
- including an accountability page on my website to make it easy for people to give me feedback and address harm
- engaging in formal diversity/equity/inclusion/justice business building
- partnering with diverse professionals who share my values for public events and projects

Ross Musgrove

From:

Bravand

We're working with local organisations - including You Make It (https://www.you-make-it.org/) and Hackney Council to help local people from varied backgrounds of all ages with employability. Our first full time permanent employee is a person that worked with us through You Make It's work placement programme. We're also in the process of starting our own digital skills development programme, working with local people that want experience in our industry to deliver a project for Hackney Empire.

Midnyte City

From:

Midnyte City

Midnyte City is committed to the improvement of diversity at events, to enable change in the technology industry for the better. Creating safe and inclusive spaces allows greater opportunity and enchiches culture for all who participate and attend.

Midnyte City is dedicated to the evolution of technology culture. We see a vibrant industry where all voices, regardless of race, gender, social class or sexual orientation, weave together in the common pursuit of better technology.

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.” Our imperative is to continually inspire raising that standard across the industry.

Udo Lembke

Dirk Deimeke

Jemima Gibbons

From:

Design Club

We've used your code of conduct template as the basis for our community guidelines - covering both on and offline spaces. Thanks so much 🙂

Sian Conway-Wood

From:

181st Street Ltd

As regular event speakers, we will ensure that we find out what the event organisers are doing to bring a diverse set of people to the stage and audience before we commit to speaking. We will work with our clients when they are planning events to promote diversity. As an employer, we will not send our staff to events that haven't committed to diversity.

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