Hi, I'm Joe. This is my speakers rider.

It sets out what I expect when speaking at an event.

I'm honoured that you've decided to invite me to your event.

I want conferences and events to be welcoming to all, so with that in mind, this is my speaker rider. It's a constant work in progress, and I understand smaller meetups and community events may not be able to meet all requirements. However, this rider does apply to all commercial events.

The rider

  1. Code of Conduct: There is a public Code of Conduct available on your event website and a documented enforcement mechanism.
  2. Speaker Diversity: as a white cis man, I count as "another white dude" at your event, and I want to see less people like me and more that represent the reality of the world we live in. The event will have at least 50% non white-cis-men speaking.
  3. Costs covered: travel and lodging for all speakers is covered. Please note that I will not fly economy for long haul flights.

These requirements are important to me, and I'm in a position that I can help make conferences a more positive and safe experience in this small way. A full line up of white men at an event is not something I can be part of any more, as I want to be part of positive change in our industry.

You can read more about this rider and it's contents on my blog.

This contents of this page were strongly inspired by @rem and his speaker rider, and were used with his permission.