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 to 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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Vinod Gopinath

From:

Pari Consulting

Aaron Polmeer

From:

DigiMarCon, LLC

DigiMarCon follows a Code of Conduct for all our events in order to create the best experience possible for all attendees. DigiMarCon also supports the Diversity Charter, a commitment to our best faith effort to make all our events diverse.

Jordann Gross

From:

The Cultivators

As a white male use that 'default status' for good and speak up to create awareness and change. 🙂

Matty Caine

From:

First Person Project C.I.C

First Person Project is a not-for-profit community interest company.

We believe in socially progressive mental health

We provide mental health action support.

Our mission is to develop and embed a horizontal community network across the Liverpool City Region to improve mental health as a positive mediator of socially progressive change.

Our vision to support the development of a self-sustaining, creative and socially innovative community approach to mental health action.

We progress beyond mental health awareness to generate high impacting social value.

We act as a thought catalyst, creating a safe environment where peoples’ minds can be challenged, inspiring disruptive change to occur.

Nat Caraman

From:

agile4flow

Jan Fischbach

Dan Maby

From:

Big Orange Heart

Big Orange Heart has a mission to support and promote positive well-being and mental health within the remote working communities.

We are an equal opportunity charity taking into account the diversity within our workforce, volunteers and service users.

We believe that everyone should be treated equally, regardless of their religion, beliefs, age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristics.

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