Diversity Ally has announced that applications for the inaugural Diversity in Events Awards are now open.
The organisation, which provides diversity and inclusion consultancy specifically for the events industry, has also announced a partnership with Royal Museums Greenwich to host the awards ceremony at the Cutty Sark on 26 April 2022.
Event technology specialist, Evessio has been confirmed as technology partner for the event. Diversity Ally will utilise Evessio’s ‘Awards Room’ and ‘Awards Hub’ to help manage and run the awards,
Companies, organisations, brands, and event managers who have pro-actively incorporated, championed, and demonstrated diverse and inclusive elements in their events are invited to submit applications for the awards.
Categories include Best D&I initiative, Most Accessible Event Technology, Most Accessible Venue, Most Diverse and Inclusive Event (live & virtual) and Diversity Champion of the Year.
Gabrielle Austen-Browne, Co-Founder, Diversity Ally, said: “We have been privy to some great DEI initiatives and developments in the industry, at events and by organisations and individuals, that deserve recognition. These awards as well as being a celebration are also about demonstrating and inspiring best DEI practice by appreciating what our peers have been doing in this area and through the delivery of the awards itself.”
The awards are open to applications from any organisation, in any sector (public & private) including media, education, tech, charities, publishers, brands, agencies, venues and individuals that deliver events in all of its forms, whether that’s in person events, virtual events, brand activations or experiential marketing campaigns.
Factors such as accessibility, diversifying supply chains, diverse marketing collateral and content, diverse team make up and championing DEI initiatives will be considered when applications are made.