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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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.
We've used your code of conduct template as the basis for our community guidelines - covering both on and offline spaces. Thanks so much 🙂
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.
LAB: Ludar Animal Behavior & Consulting
Amplifying diverse peoples and mutual aid