Together, let’s set higher standards for conference diversity + representation
As event sponsors, attendees, and speakers, we have the power and influence to create a more diverse and representative future.
The Choir PledgeTM provides a public set of guidelines to quickly assess whether a conference demonstrates a baseline commitment to representation. We think of the metrics here as a starting point and encourage conferences to exceed these minimums.
What’s the difference between the Choir Pledge and the Choir Certification?
The Choir Pledge
and safety standards.
Conference Speaker Representation0%
People of Color
The Choir Certification
The “Gold Standard” is for conference stages to include the voices of women and people of color in proportion to their representation
in the U.S. population.
0%Men of Color
0%Women of Color
How the Seals Stack Up
Percentages below indicate the visibility of women and people of color. The Gold Standard is for conference stages to feature approximately 66-70% women and speakers of color, similar to the U.S. population. Featuring women and people of color at this rate translates to a Choir Score of 95-100.
27%-38% Conference Pledge Baseline