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International Confex 2023

international confex 2023


How do we translate D&I strategy into truly accessible events?

01 Mar 2023
People & Culture Theatre
People & Culture , Diversity & Inclusion

Acknowledging the elephant in the room - when will things truly be inclusive for the events industry?

Disability is not a bad word, or a terminology that event professionals should be nervous over. So why is it taking so long to design and create accessible events from the outset?

This session will be a panel with a moderator and three professionals from the UK industry who are striving towards a more inclusive events industry. We will discuss the current issues that disabled people face when attending events, and key considerations every planner should have when designing virtual and live events, and the benefits it will have for the industry and attendees.

Meg Strahle, Sustainability Manager - The Bulb
Orla Pearson, Founder and Director - AccessLOOP and MyClearText
Ryan Curtis Johnson, Director of comms - Valuable 500
Shani Dhanda, Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Strategist and Consultant