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Stonewall Workplace Conference Manchester 2018

Join over 300 delegates at our CPD-accredited Manchester Workplace Conference on 28 September. This is a unique chance to learn and share ways to make your organisation inclusive of all LGBT staff, suppliers, customers and service users.

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Why attend?

 

  • Choose from 12 CPD-accredited sessions covering the latest best practice on LGBT workplace inclusion and key topics from the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.
  • Learn from Stonewall inclusion experts and leading organisations
  • Leave with practical action plans and access to the latest Stonewall research and resources to make a lasting difference in your organisation.

 

Each year we welcome over 300 people from the UK’s leading employers, including senior leaders, HR and diversity professionals, employee network groups, and LGBT staff and allies.

  • Connect with professionals from all sectors committed to equality.
  • Share expertise with top organisations and leading LGBT networks. 
  • Learn more about Stonewall’s resources and campaigns and how to use them in your organisation. 

 

It was amazing meeting with a diverse community of people and sharing our experiences.'

Delegate, 2017

 

Our Workplace Conference is a unique chance to hear from inspiring people who bring our work to life and empower our audiences to create change. Our keynote speakers will be announced soon. This is a unique chance to learn best practice from leading British and global organisations as well as hear from inspiring LGBT role models and allies.

Keynotes

S Chelvan, Barrister

S Chelvan is a Barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers in London. Chelvan practices in the field of LGBT+ asylum claims from an academic, advocacy and activist perspective. His international reputation in the field ranges from working with the United Nations (UNHCR and IOM), governmental agencies, NGOs, activist lawyers and most importantly providing the safe space to hear the voice of Queer Refugees. In 2018, he was awarded an Attitude Magazine Pride award in recognition of his work. Since 2016 he has also served as the Equality and Diversity Officer, working with Chambers to provide the Top of the Bar services to all.

Joanna Walker, Chair of Virgin Money's Affinity Group

Joanna has been the Chair of Virgin Money’s Affinity Group since it launched in 2016, and in early 2017, launched their first LGBT+ network, the Affinity Pride Network. Jo is a positive role model having shared her story of being bisexual in written articles and speaking at events both internally and in the wider community. She is a mentor to an LGBT+ colleague and has also produced both a trans guide and an allies guide to enable all colleagues to understand how to support and foster an inclusive environment throughout Virgin Money. Externally, she runs an Amateur Theatre Company where she led the group in putting on an LGBT+ pantomime with a lesbian storyline – one of the first of its kind in Amateur Theatre. Jo recently won the Diversity Champion award at the 2018 British LGBT Awards and was also shortlisted in the 2018 DIVA awards.

 

The day has been a completely enlightening experience, I have learned from some truly inspirational people.'

Delegate, 2017

 

As a result of attending last year's conference...

97% OF DELEGATES STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED THAT THEY HAD A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF LATEST EMERGING BEST PRACTICE ON LGBT INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

95% OF DELEGATES STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED THAT THEY FELT CONFIDENT AND ABLE TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR WORKPLACE

86% OF DELEGATES STRONGLY AGREED OR AGREED THAT THEY HAD A CROSS-NETWORK OF PEERS INTERESTED IN EQUALITY AT WORK

 

 

I was impressed with the clear passion for equality from session speakers. I am now inspired to walk, not just talk the talk.'

Delegate, 2017

Booking

Stonewall Diversity Champions can get more from their membership with discounted tickets.

All prices exclude VAT.

  Super early bird (first 30 tickets) Early bird (ends 24 August 2018) 24 August - 28 September 2018
Stonewall Diversity Champions rate £190 £210 £230
Non-member rate £240 £260 £280

Accessibility

We want our events to be accessible to everyone. The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is a fully accessible venue. We will have changing rooms available as well as a prayer room. There will be a palantypist in the opening and closing sessions.

All delegates should expect to feel safe, welcome and included at our events. On the day, if you experience or witness something that makes you feel uncomfortable please speak to any member of Stonewall staff.

If there is anything we can do to make the event better for you, please get in touch. You can email conference@stonewall.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 20 7593 1850.

 

Advertising opportunities

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