International Confex 2022

international confex 2023


Sober Inclusion: Making Events Inclusive

08 Mar 2022
Keynote Theatre
People & Culture

A growing number of people in the UK are non-drinkers, alongside those who can not drink for health or religious reasons. We talk a lot about accessibility and inclusion at events but we have a long way to go. Events can mostly be heavily centered around alcohol which can be alienating for those who don't drink. Health and wellness are two main reasons and many non-alcoholic options are boring, basic and not healthy. What can we do to make event more inclusive and welcoming in this space?

Gabby Austen-Browne, Co-founder / Director - Diverse Speaker Bureau
Narmeen Kamran, Managing Director - Desert Island Events