We are fully committed to the principles of freedom of speech and expression, and freedom from discrimination.

We strive to create an environment in which everyone can participate fully, and feel able to question and test received wisdom, and to express new ideas without fear of intolerance or discrimination. We expect all present to be tolerant of the differing opinions of others, and of the diverse identities of others.

In 2020 we were the first public sector conference in the UK to get industry-recognised certification by Diversity & Inclusion at Conferences and Events (DICE).20.01_Dice_Stamp_certififed_recommended_1_1