Creating an inclusive conference environment fosters innovation and enhances the success of your event. We are pleased to share some practical tips on building an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all participants.
Invite speakers from diverse backgrounds to present at your event
Ensure all panels include at least one woman and person of color
Train panel moderators on strategies for ensuring inclusive discussions
Consider offering childcare at your conference
Enable attendees to ask questions during your event via your conference app
Ask for feedback on your event survey
IEEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website
To further promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the IEEE and the engineering profession, the organization has launched a new website that contains a wealth of information, resources, and tools for members, volunteers, and the broader community.
IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy
IEEE prohibits discrimination, harassment, and bullying against any person for any reason—for example, because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
IEEE Diversity Statement
IEEE’s mission to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity requires the talents and perspectives of people with different personal, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds. IEEE is committed to advancing diversity in the technical profession, and to promoting an inclusive and equitable culture in its activities and programs that welcomes, engages and rewards those who contribute to the field, without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
IEEE Accessibility Statement
IEEE strives to provide an accessible web presence to all people, regardless of disabilities. To support this commitment, IEEE has adopted the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A as the enterprise Web Accessibility objective. However, IEEE web publishers are encouraged to deliver content at higher accessibility levels (Level AA or Level AAA) whenever possible.
If you have any trouble accessing information or services on IEEE’s site, please contact email@example.com. Please specify the nature of the accessibility issue and the assistive technology you use.
We Are Here to Help
If you have questions about holding an inclusive conference, please contact the MCE team.