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Stonewall Workplace Conference 2022

Centring Wellbeing in LGBTQ+ Equality

The UK's leading event on LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace returns in London and online on 25 March 2022. 

At the heart of creating a more inclusive workplace is the belief that people should free to be themselves. That wellbeing is essential in our work.  

The past couple of years have changed the way we work, likely forever. This unprecendented shift has brought innovation, freedom and creativity. But it has demonstrated that now more than ever we need to talk about wellbeing.  

We know that when challenges come, they hit marginalised people harder. It's why we do the work that we do. The challenges to our wellbeing in the past two years are no different. Research has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the mental health of LGBT+ people living in the UK. Understanding and reflecting this in our LGBTQ+ inclusion work enables us to better support ourselves and our staff.  

We also know from the CIPD, that employers that centre wellbeing see tangible benefits. And, those that really understand how identity and wellbeing connect create workplaces that enable everyone to reach their potential. 

This year's Stonewall Workplace Conference will bring together professionals from public, private and third sectors, from the UK and abroad, to collectively address the pressing challenges that we face.  

Our specialist programme, designed by the Stonewall team using insights from the Workplace Equality Index blends inspiring speakers with interactive sessions so that you can design a day that works for you. Check out the full programme to learn more.

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Why attend?

The Stonewall Workplace Conference offers you and your colleagues the unique chance to: 

  • Learn and share the latest best practice in a choice of interactive workshops
  • Build practical action plans that are tailored to your context 
  • Network with hundreds of professionals from other leading organisations

You can read the full programme to learn more about the content. 

Who should attend?

We know that it takes a cross-organisational team to make LGBTQ+ inclusion a reality in the workplace. Therefore, this events is designed to bring together all of the key players in LGBTQ+ inclusion to share their ideas. The content is most suited to Diversity and Inclusion or HR professionals, members of LGBTQ+ networks and senior leaders with a responsibility for LGBTQ+ inclusion. However, the knowledge shared will resonate with anyone who wants to create a more inclusive workplace.

What sessions are available? 

Stonewall's workplace inclusion team have designed a programme of sessions that reflect both common challenges and emerging best practice in LGBTQ+ inclusion. We know everyone learns in different ways so this event brings together different types of content to support everyone to make the most of the day. You'll hear from inspiring speakers, participate in egaging workshops and, most importantly, have the chance to learn from other delegates. 

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Joining us in person

In-person tickets get you access to a full day of workshops, speeches and networking at London's iconic County Hall Venue. 

You can expect an inspiring opening and closing session as well as a choice of workshops that will enable you to design a day to meet the needs of you and your organisation. Take a look at the conference programme for full details. 

We know that Covid-19 has had a disproportionate effect on our community and that we all play a part in keeping each other safe. We'll therefore be encouraging delegates to test before the event and wear a mask in crowded spaces. We'll be working with the venue to implement safety measures in line with their comprehensive protocols. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to conference@stonewall.org.uk

Joining us online

Digital conference tickets give you access to our inspiring opening and closing sessions as well as some of the workshops available during the day remotely. 

You'll be able to join sessions through a dedicated online platform and watch them back after the event has finished. We'll make sure you're still able to contribute and interact using digital engagement tools. The team at County Hall will be filming and streaming content live using high quality equipment to give you the best experience. Once you've booked your ticket, you'll be provided with information and instructions to access the event. 

While you won't have access to the full programme of workshops you can still choose between two workshops to design a day that suits your interests. You can check out the programme to see what sessions are available remotely. 

We know that attending events in person isn't always safe or possible for organisations and individuals so joining this event remotely provides you with the opportunity to access the event from wherever works for you. 

If you have any questions about joining remotely, please do email us at conference@stonewall.org.uk

Making a booking

Attending the Workplace Conference is a key way to develop your inclusion practice, which is why members of the Diversity Champions Programme receive discounted tickets. 

Standard Booking In-Person Ticket

  • Public and Third Sector Diversity Champions Member: £350 + VAT
  • Private Sector Diversity Champions Member: £400 + VAT
  • Non-Member Ticket: £450 + VAT

Digital Ticket

  • Public and Third Sector Diversity Champions Member: £120 + VAT
  • Private Sector Diversity Champions Member: £150 + VAT
  • Non-Member Ticket: £180 + VAT

All bookings should be made through our booking portal, if you are having any challenges then please contact us at conference@stonewall.org.uk 

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What previous delegates thought 

96% of delegates rated the conference as either excellent or good in 2019. 

"Engaging speakers, informative, passionate, knowledgeable and a splash of good humour too!"

"Hugely beneficial, insightful and practical advice learnt in the breakout sessions which will inform key strategy for my LGBT network going forward"

"Absolutely inspirational. I have genuinely never experienced a conference like it. The energy and the positivity from delegates and presenters was palpable."

"Simply the most wonderful and thought-provoking day. I feel energised to make a positive change. I feel I have the backing of a wonderful community and I am proud of what Stonewall does." 

Accessibility and Inclusion 

Stonewall events focus on inclusion and should be a space that is accessible and inclusive for everyone who experiences marginalisation in society. You can view the full Access Statement for this event here.

We take a range of steps to make our events more accessible, if you have specific access needs we will do our best to accommodate these, please either specify them at the time of booking or contact us to discuss, either via email conference@stonewall.org.uk or by phone 020 7593 1850.

Our events should take place in an inclusive and respectful environment. We all play our part in creating and maintaining that space and we ask that delegates are mindful of their role. We take a zero-tolerance approach to racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sexism, ableim and classism. If at any point during the event you experience or witness anything that makes you feel uncomfortable please speak to a member of the Stonewall team.