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 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)


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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The most recent signatories

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Kevin Austin


Agile Scotland



Chengdu Sanwa East Asia Trading Company Ltd.

The topic of diversity management is firmly anchored as a strategic sustainability topic in our Corporate Principles with the emphasis on internationality, gender and age. For us it means appreciating all of our employees – with respect to both their differences and similarities.

Pat Lockley and Natalie Lafferty



PressED is a WordPress and education, pedagogy and research conference that's held on Twitter. It's an international conference that's open and free to attend.
People and teams anywhere in the world are able to submit a session on using WordPress in teaching, pedagogy and research and presenters can tweet in any language they wish. We invite and encourage participation from anyone and especially from people who may feel excluded or under-represented at educational conferences or in their professional life. Sessions from people who have never presented at conferences before are particularly welcomed including from students, non-academic members of staff as well as other staff members.

Jake Robson



We are an international publishing House producing publications primarily in the legal and finace sectors.

We have just joined the The Women in Finance Charter to promote equality and diversity in the sectors we serve.

Mark Stanley



Actively seek a diverse and inclusive mix of speakers for my events and as experts in my programmes.
Actively encourage other event/conference organisers to do likewise.
Recommend female speakers and speakers of colour whenever I am asked if I know anyone.

Adrian Howard



Julie Ragland


Rialto Theatre Foundation

I'm working with my local AFP chapter to further IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) in our community!

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