Equality, diversity and inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion are important to us in all aspects of our work. Everyone is welcome at the BISA conference. When you are submitting a panel or roundtable, we would politely remind you to avoid ‘manels’. We also expect both individual submitters and our submission reviewers to give due consideration to our equality and diversity objectives when putting panels together. A number of slots are reserved for our partner associations around the world, and for think tank communities, to maximise impact.
Please ensure that when registering you include details of any access or dietary requirements to enable you to fully participate in the event. Advance notice of requirements allows the necessary arrangements to be made in good time, so please contact us by 31 March 2024 at the latest.
If you have any dietary requirements e.g. Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Kosher and/or any allergies (please include how severe these are) please ensure you register for the conference before 31 March 2024 and let us know your requirements during registration. We will share these with the catering team at the conference.
Should you have any access needs (e.g. accessible meeting rooms, documents in different formats, coloured paper, interpreter, or an enabler) please ensure you register for the conference before 31 March 2024 and let us know your requirements during registration. The Hyatt, Birmingham Library, The Exchange and the Symphony Hall are all fully accessible venues. There is less than a five-minute walk between the conference venues, and the routes are fully accessible to wheelchair users.
If your access needs require an enabler, please provide the following details for enablers on your registration form:
- What support the enabler will provide
- Name of enabler
- Enablers email address
- Enablers phone number
If you wish to discuss your access needs further, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee access requirements will be met if not received by 31 March 2024. Please let us know your access needs even if you have previously attended BISA events.
Once the conference team have notification of an access need you will be contacted to confirm this requirement and what measures will be in place to meet your needs. If we are unable to meet your access need, this will be confirmed in writing.