Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on October 26, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @onealtr, @santanainniss, @sc0ttkclark, @volkswagenchick

Facilitator: @jillbinder



1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 First time here
3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)
4 Marketing (@santanainniss)

  • @santanainniss shared the good results from marketing the Inclusion workshop and impact quotes.

Workshops (Speaker and Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

  • Reported great results from India Women Speakers workshop
  • Reported results from Inclusion workshop in October and asked for feedback
  • Upcoming workshops:
    • October 29, 2022 @ 10am–6pm CST: Women Speakers in Latin America
    • November 17, 2022 @ 10am-11am Pacific: “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive Events” Follow-up SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at chat
    • Wednesday, December 7 @ 10am-12pm Pacific: Our next Diverse Speaker workshop
  • Looking for folks who would like to start learning to facilitate these workshops. 

APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • Upcoming WordCamps in Asia
  • 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. Asia has just announced the Diversity Scholarship and a Call for Contributor Stories for WCAsia

Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett@juliarosia, @jillbinder)

  • @jillbinder is starting up a new way of inviting speaker workshop participants to the #diverse-speaker-support channel: required with registration unless someone has a good reason not toyou have a good reason not to
  • First experiments were “not required but encouraged” — 50% of India workshop participants joined. The rest did not have a Slack account.
  • @juliarosia asked about the upcoming Latin America workshop, and how the Spanish-speaking participants will engage with the channel. We talked about a few ideas.

8 Upcoming events page (@jillbinder)

9 Daylight savings — changing the meeting time in November (@jillbinder)

  • Starting on November 6th, 2022 and going until March 13, 2023, when daylight savings time ends, we are going to move our meeting to 6pm UTC.

10 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)