29th October, 2018

Diversity tickets — deadline extension

Our diversity tickets deadline is now 9th November, affording more time for applications. We're also looking for more ticket sponsors; generous individuals and companies willing to help us increase the number of places available to applicants.

What is a diversity ticket?

As part of our increased commitment to inclusivity, we hope to reach a more diverse audience with each event. This time, we're encouraging applications for one of our diversity tickets.

It is essential that we reach a more diverse audience. We can and should encourage attendance from practitioners representative of minority groups under-represented in the industry. Offering diversity tickets is one way of demonstrating this commitment. On the Diversity Tickets website we suggest we'll offer 30 tickets, but we're actively seeking to offer more with ticket matching and sponsorship.

Let’s take a quick look at how to apply, and also how to sponsor a ticket for someone else.

Apply for a free ticket

You want to apply? Great! Hopefully, we've made this easy. We'll ask ten simple questions, beginning with contact information. We'll then ask about your main areas of interest, what you'd hope to gain from attending our conference, and what most excites you about it. Finally, we'll ask what makes you a good candidate for a diversity ticket.

Applications will be accepted until 9 November 2018, and successful applicants will be drawn at random. If selected you will be contacted via email to claim your free ticket no later than 16 November 2018.

We've no idea how many applications we'll get, but we'll try to set aside plenty of tickets so that if you're unsuccessful, and we sell out, we can still offer you a priced ticket.

Go ahead and apply for a diversity ticket.

Sponsor an attendee

A few people asked if they could help us offer more diversity tickets. Yes, please!

Ticket sponsors get a text credit on our Diversity Tickets page, on our blog (this post and a future recap), in our publication, and visibility on the stage during the conference. If you're able, please help and offer someone a fantastic opportunity.

We're making these tickets available at the reduced price of £150 — that's £45 cheaper than a standard ticket. If you're able to help, please go ahead and purchase a reduced price "Sponsor an attendee" ticket.

Want to make a bigger contribution? If you'd like to sponsor a large number of diversity tickets, we have a higher visibility sponsor deal just for that, so get in touch!

Thank you

Huge thanks to the following contributors: Faculty, A Book Apart, Ataul Munim, Jack Osborne, Simon Wilson, Stuart Frisby, and Filip Hnízdo

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