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)

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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Paul Kendrick

Waker Mahmud

From:

Enter Inventive Studio

Vicky Twomey-Lee

From:

Coding Grace

We work on creating inclusive, diverse and friendly events, from workshops, meetups and larger events like conferences. When we collaborate with other organisations, events and conferences, we ensure that they are also committed in making sure it's diversity-friendly.

Gabrielle laing

From:

Veterinary Policy Research Foundation

Encourage where possible diverse speaker lists that are compiled in a more systematic way then just who you can remember works in an area. Praise conferences on their diversity in line up and facilities provided to aid diversity.

Emma Thwaites

From:

Ms

We advise all our clients to consider the diversity of panels, events and speaker line-ups before committing to attend and contribute to events. We call out non-diverse events and prepare and promote our diverse client group as speakers and participants. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce and screen our ads and processes for unintended bias.

Praveena Guduru

Together better!!!

Ivan Gonzalez Saiz

From:

Elixir |> Asturias

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