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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Richard Eskins

From:

Web Teaching Day

Web Teaching Day is a small event for those teaching web design and development. We aim to respect and involve all voices either speaking or attending the event to ensure diversity.

Tarja Chydenius

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Laurea UAS

Develop strategic Diversity management and inclusion at our University of Applied Sciences

Jessica Meade

From:

ALL THAT MEDIA

Sadly race tends to be brushed under the carpet when it comes to diversity. Research proves that ethnic minorities, primarily from BME communities, are grossly under represented in most sectors. We aim to address this under representation, due to negative perceptions, by educating companies in the benefits of multicultural work-teams and by creating awareness. We do this through our events, business briefings and bespoke workshops. Talent has no bias and our BME cultural diversity expert practitioners, leading research academics and BME Network building Specialists are passionate about everyone having a fair chance and helping those with the least help. Thank you for this Charter. Contact us on http://www.allthatmedia.agency
jm@allthatmedia.agency

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Jessica Brillhart

From:

Vrai Pictures

We believe that the medium of immersive should be diverse and inclusive. We pledge to uphold this belief not only in practice ourselves but through all events, conferences, and festivals that invite us to participate.

jamie leonard

From:

TREC

We're working hard to make sure our events have diverse speakers. It's a journey.

Gemma Edwards

From:

Canalys

Integrating Diversity charter and code of conduct to our Canalys events

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