We're committed to running an accessible, inclusive and safe conference for everyone. We're working with My Kind of Tech to add extra ✨ to our inclusion programme.
Our inclusion programme includes tickets for those in under-represented groups in tech. This includes, but isn't limited to: LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour, women, non-binary people, and those with disabilities. It does not include white, straight men. Our application process should only take 5 minutes, and doesn't ask you to disclose any information which is sensitive. If you have questions about it, please get in touch with us via email.
We are committed to give away at least 20% of our available tickets to this kind of scholarship.
We plan to make some full scholarships available pending sponsorship. In 2019 we awarded 8 of these.
Our event has a Code of Conduct which will be enforced. All attendees, sponsors, team members and vendors will be expected to abide by it.
Our venue is accessible to those with wheelchairs and those who would prefer to not use stairs. We also have gender neutral toilets available.
We've arranged for talks to be transcribed live, which will be displayed alongside the speaker's slides. The transcripts will also be available after the event and as Closed Captions within the YouTube video recordings.
Speakers are selected by blind review of their proposed talks without any identifying information. They are being paid, and provided 1-to-1 mentoring sessions to support first-time speakers.
All food will be vegan, with good options for anyone who has more specific dietary requirements. This will extend throughout the event.
We have a dedicated care team who exist to support any attendees who need support during the event. This is provided by My Kind Of Tech.
It's important to us that people use each others' preferred pronouns. As well as pronoun badges, we'll be making sure the audience is made aware of what pronouns are in the opening talk.
We are currently exploring having on-site childcare available at no cost to attendees. In the case we aren't able to organise it, we will provide stipends for childcare to scholarship recipients.
The Underland and My Kind Of Tech teams hope this will make the event comfortable for everyone. If there's something more you think we could be doing, please get in touch.