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 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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As a representative of SUPERNOVA DMC, I am committed to promoting diversity in all the events we organize. We firmly believe that diversity enriches our experiences, promotes inclusion, and fosters an environment of mutual respect. We are committed to ensuring that our events reflect the diversity of our community and actively working to amplify underrepresented voices. Together, we can build a more inclusive and equitable future for all of us.
Advanced Industries Packaging Group
Advanced Industries Packaging is the second largest European paper sacks manufacturer. As part of our sustainability strategy we foster diversity at all our 11 locations, enhancing the gender and age balance, recruiting and promoting Staff Members from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. This is an important facet of our corporate culture. It is no less important to promote diversity at events and fora, so that participant can benefit from different views and perspectives.
One Way or Another Ltd
We are an ex forces and diversity recruitment agency across the UK. We take pride in being a recruitment agency that goes beyond the norm. Our mission is to challenge existing barriers and create pathways for candidates who have served in the armed forces or who come from underrepresented communities.
We believe in promoting diversity and inclusion by presenting candidates based on their ability to make a genuine business impact, rather than their background or physical abilities. Our goal is to provide our clients with a diverse and inclusive work environment, which in turn benefits their businesses.
Our aim is to help businesses unlock the untapped potential of niche talent, while also supporting our candidates in building a fulfilling career and leading their best lives.
Vectorworks has a DEI committee and initiative to improve efforts within our company, partners, customers and community. We strongly support DEI efforts within the industries and communities we serve and live.