Call for participants: Creating A Welcoming And Diverse Space (Online Workshop on Sun, Oct 6)

WordPress is all about community, and this year WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US is holding its first ever community track.

Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, David Wolfpaw, and I, Jill Binder, have been invited to create a workshop for folks who run WordPress events in person or online on how to create a welcoming and diverse space.

In order to make the best workshop that we can on this sensitive and important topic, we are asking for help from you for 2 hours on Sunday, October 6, 12pm-2pm PT / 3pm-5pm ET / 7-9pm UTC. We are going to run our workshop in a live, interactive Zoom call.

What we are looking for:

  • The chance to rehearse our workshop with folks who will actively participate with our interactive exercises.
  • Feedback on what worked,what could be improved, and what felt missing.
  • Suggestions for our diversity and inclusion content.

Workshop description

Creating A Welcoming And Diverse Space

Do you run a WordPress event, but notice only one type of person is attending? You’d love to have more diversity in your group, but folks are either not showing up – or they attend once and don’t come back. What can you do to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space? This is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment, now or in the future!

In this workshop, we’ll cover 5 topics:

1. Shifting the way you think about diversity;
2. How to attract and foster a diverse community;
3. Creating a welcoming environment, both in person and online;
4. How to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to step up to be speakers and leaders; and
5. How to be a better ally.

What you’ll get

You will walk away with an action list to start making changes right away.

We will be doing the exercises in a workbook PDF

There will be an opportunity to anonymously ask questions you’ve always wanted to know but have been afraid to ask.


Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
12pm-2pm PT / 3pm-5pm ET / 7-9pm UTC
Zoom link will be provided

To participate

Comment on this post with your WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at handle or other way to contact you and we will send you the Zoom link and material before the workshop.

WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event.

A reminder that this workshop will be at WCUS in St. Louis on Nov. 1, 1-2:45pm. Please tell folks about it and we hope to see you there!