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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Bob Galen


Program Chair at TechWell conferences

I am committed to, along with my program team, of crafting programs and inviting/selecting speakers that represent as much diversity as possible. But beyond the program part, I want to help mentor & guide folks into becoming better and more comfortable with public speaking. I view this not as a goal, but as a journey that will take energy, effort, and focus. Please hold me to count on my journey and help me as well...

Lizz Noonan



I am working on inclusion programs, including events, at Mozilla. And I volunteer with four organizations who are specifically committed to public good and/or diversity in tech.

Javier Ramirez



As a frequent speaker at events, I have the opportunity to engage with organisers and point out when their line-ups could be better. I also can actively curate my slides and speeches to reduce biases. I am sure I can learn a lot about how to contribute better to diversity

Kim Knup

I run a local tester meet up and want to invite more under-represented voices to speak next year.
Were have had a reasonable diversity of speakers in the past 3 years, but I can do more by actively inviting more diverse speakers and being aware of diversity issues.

Anh N. Tran


International Women's Connection

We want to foster and empower women at work and facilitate an interdisciplinary platform to exchange, support and inspire each other.
Everyone from all genders (men are welcome, as well), from straight and LGBTIQ people, from 18 to 64+ ... is welcome to join our event.
We believe that the world looks much better in color!


Because we want…
…to see more diversity in society and in the workplace.
…women to be more visible and represented in leadership positions, executive boards and involved in decision-making processes to bring forward women-related matters.
…to support women to become even stronger and more connected.
…women to support and empower each other.

YOU want to help accomplish this goal?
Contact us, join the network or be an active member of the community.
[email protected]

Fran Casas

Alberto Calderón Queimadelos


Consul (www.consulproject.org)

I need to learn more about diversity and how to improve it, at least around me at work and hobbies.

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