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Monday, October 28 • 15:15 - 15:50
Bringing Equity to the Stage: Increasing Speaker Diversity and Inclusivity - Amanda Gonser, PagerDuty

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Providing a diverse line-up of speakers has emerged as a top priority for conference organizers, but it’s easier said than done.

This session will detail how the Drupal Association went from not tracking speaker diversity at all to hosting their annual event where 50% of the speakers were from underrepresented groups in just 3 years.

Amanda will discuss wins and lessons learned on getting organizational and community buy-in, inclusive CFP language, proactive speaker recruiting, and thoughtful communication templates and resources.

Attendees will walk away knowing how to
- Evolve CFPs to be welcoming to all speakers
- Ensure visibility and outreach to underrepresented organizations and communities
- Produce relevant speaker support resources to on-board new speakers
- Make an impact without a significant budget investment

This session will be valuable for community/event organizers, champions of diversity, and allies looking to make their event/meet-up/conference more inclusive.

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Amanda Gonser

Manager, Community Events & Content, PagerDuty
Amanda Gonser is conference and community organizer who dreams in details. She managed the programming for Drupal, the open source CMS, conferences around the world for 4 years - leading teams from New Orleans, to Barcelona, to Mumbai. In doing so, she oversaw some of the largest... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 15:50 CET
Roseraie 1 & 2
  Diversity Empowerment Summit
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