Tech industry insiders say fake female speakers were featured in the DevTernity conference lineup to create the illusion of diversity.
Accessibility Advocates Oppose Disability Simulations
After Skift Meetings published an article about a wheelchair venue tour, accessibility advocates strongly objected to disability simulation exercises. Now, we are revisiting the topic to provide a platform for the concerns that were raised.
Skift Meetings Forum Video: Factoring Belonging and Play Into Experience Design
In this video from the Skift Meetings Forum 2023, we hear from Glenn Stress, VP of global B2B events and programs for Marriott International, and Naomi Claire Crellin, founder and CEO of StoryCraft Labs, about how their six guiding principles for experience design in the meetings and events industry can help planners cut through the clutter to design more inclusive, immersive and playful events.
California Swaps Travel Ban for Outreach Funding
California's travel ban is no more. State-sponsored events can once again take place in any of the 26 states previously banned. Instead, California will fund outreach to LGBTQ communities in those states.