The Diverse & Equal Tech Conference NW is a 2-day conference featuring workshops by industry leaders and discussions from speakers who have hands-on experience making companies more diverse.
This conference is committed to equality and inclusion in everything we do. There will be broad representation among the speakers from all genders, ethnicities, physical and neuro abilities, socio-economic backgrounds and cultures.
10:00 - 4:00pm :
Beginner's non-tech taster session (all day)
Taster 'drop-in' sessions for each non-tech role in an agile team.
Beginner's tech taster session
Building an effective team in an inclusive culture
Explore which practices help to retain diverse talent by creating an incusive environment.
Practical tips on how to build inclusive and effective teams.
4:00 - 5:30pm :
Wrap up and networking
A full day of talks, discussions and panels aimed at anyone interested in the benefits of diversity in tech, including business leaders, HR professionals and hiring managers.
Discussion on diversity in tech, the benefits and unique challenges of the north west + questions.
Skills - feeding the future
Lunch and Live podcast
How to increase applications from people from under-represented groups
Creating an inclusive culture
Interactive Session + Q&A
5:00 - 7:00pm :
Networking drinks reception
In fact, companies that score highest for ethnic diversity are 33% more likely to financially outperform their competitors.
And yet, there is a shocking lack of diversity in the UK’s tech industry. Even more so in the North West of England.
We want to change that.
The Diverse and Equal Tech NW Conference is committed to helping businesses, big and small, be more successful and innovative through meaningful diversity.
It’s class, sexuality, religion, physical ability, non-visual ability (such as autism) and ethnicity.
There are whole communities, cultures, backgrounds and heritages that could help bring growth to the North West tech industry.
Throughout Summer 2018, we’ll be hosting a series of events — from workshops to conferences — to help achieve just that.