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 sister associations around the world and the think tank community to maximise impact.

Let us know your requirements

We are committed to providing all reasonable support to make our events accessible. Please ensure that when registering you include details of any access requirements to enable you to fully participate in the event. Advance notice of requirements allows the necessary arrangements to be made in good time, by 30 April 2021 at the latest.

Should you have any access needs (e.g. captioning, documents in different formats, an interpreter or sign language) please ensure you register for the conference before 30 April 2021 and let us know your requirements during registration.

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 office@bisa.ac.uk. We cannot guarantee access requirements will be met if not received by 30 April 2021. Please send 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.