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Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We strive to create a diverse environment in and around the Umbraco community. We believe that diverse groups are better able to generate ideas/solutions as they bring different perspectives to the table, and help us flourish as a company and as humans.

Furthermore, we believe in actively supporting people to thrive, develop and expand their talent, and that everyone should be invited to participate in their own right to get equal opportunities.

For the Umbraco US Festival, we are actively seeking to increase the diversity and accessibility of the event, to provide a safe, inclusive, and fun atmosphere for all who attend. Just as we expect and require festival attendees to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct, we pledge to create an event that represents these values.

We recognize that there is a harsh under-representation of certain groups within tech such as women, non-white people, and people with disabilities - particularly at tech conferences. Therefore, we will take action to improve the diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility of the Umbraco US Festival conference and create opportunities for these under-represented groups.

To challenge this, we will:

  • feature a diverse speaker lineup from different backgrounds, genders, and geographic locations. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities, and experiences to submit their proposals.
  • provide sign-language interpretation, where relevant, to guarantee that all can benefit from the great speakers and their sessions.
  • ask about attendees' needs at ticket purchase, to open the line of communication and understand the areas that need extra attention.
  • make accommodations for attendees with disabilities, where relevant and possible.
  • offer free diversity tickets, to ensure that women and other minority groups get a better opportunity to take part.
  • reinforce and reiterate theĀ Code of Conduct during the event, to remind attendees of the behavior we expect at all of our events.

If you have any concerns or suggestions on how we can make the Umbraco US Festival as accessible and inclusive as possible, please reach out to the Events Team at