We do our very best to create a conference environment in which everyone feels welcome, and as such we are excited to explicitly foster this inclusive environment at Reactive Summit with our 2018 diversity and inclusion program.
Our goal is to help make Reactive Summit accessible to groups historically underrepresented or excluded in the technology sector, including but not limited to women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and/or people with disabilities. Our definition of underrepresented groups in tech is intentionally wide. We don’t exclude anyone on the basis of ability, class, color, gender, or creed.
To support folks from underrepresented groups, participants of our scholarship program receive a comped ticket to the conference plus three nights at our designated hotel and a $500 USD travel stipend to help make their way to Montreal. If you are a member of an underrepresented group in tech and would like to join us at Reactive Summit, please fill out an application!
Want to get involved?
Lightbend is committed to improving underrepresented communities’ access to tech events. This year, to help bring people to Reactive Summit that would otherwise be unable to attend, we are offering financial assistance. Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of conference passes and travel expenses for diversity scholars. You will be cited in event materials and receive public thanks in our corporate and individual Twitter feeds. To learn more, contact [email protected]
Tuesday, October 23, 18:30
Lightbend has partnered with sponsors and the tech community to bring you an expert panel of speakers focused on how individuals can create more inclusive environments. This format, pioneered by Meraki, has proven to stimulate awareness and individual action so we’re thrilled to continue to bring the thunder. Panelists will be sharing personal stories along with research knowledge to provide insight into how to create an inclusive environment in day to day work. Join us for the conversation.