Diversity of Voices

Roland makes a similar point to one that was made by Suzanna — that the Northern Voice weblog conference would have benefited from a more diverse roster of presenters and panelists.

I can say that this concern was discussed by organizers when we planned the event, and that the final program reflected the submissions that we received. The limitations of a relatively small one day event also come into play. The lesson learned is that simply avoiding overt discrimination is not enough to ensure diversity, it’s something that requires work, and needs to be a priority from the outset of planning. As Roland notes we’d be grateful for suggestions on how to do better.

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I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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