7th Annual Global Equality & Diversity Conference & Awards

2020 vision:

focus on progress

Book with Confidence – This conference is being filmed and recorded and all the presentations produced as a Global Equality and Diversity Conference box set for each delegate. 

A live stream online on the day will ensure that any delegates who are restricted from joining in London can see and hear all the presentations online with a digital ticket and code.

In addition, Narrowcast Media Group will be hosting viewing parties around the country that delegates can join for networking and easier access – designed for those with limited budgets, family commitments or who wish to reduce their organisation’s carbon footprint.

Thursday 22 October 2020


GED is now live for 2020

Book now and join the conversation using #gedconf

Inclusion is the name of the game. Organisations have been on a journey in recent years. There was a time when the debate was all about equality – it was legislation-led and about treating everyone more fairly, or at least the absence of treating them unfairly.

Then diversity became all the rage – employers focused on recruiting diverse workforces, thought about governance and wanted their brand aligning with the drive for better workplaces open to all.

Now, the agenda focuses on inclusion. It has tried to look more holistically at how organisations work for everyone, to move beyond ‘unconscious bias training’ and allow for discussions on intersectionality.

The demand for this change has come from a need to have as good retention plans for diverse talent as the recruitment efforts being undertaken.  It responds to new entrants to the employment market. They expect inclusive workplaces, are intolerant of glass ceilings and expect to see people like them in leadership positions and leaders to concern themselves with culture change necessary to bring all this about.

But … change feels frustratingly slow. Does this have to be the case?

Why GED 2020?

A conversation to inspire action

No one wants to attend another event that follows or repeats the current wave. What is the next challenge? Who is spearheading exciting change?

GED 2020 is a place to showcase­ ­– yes, but it will also explore and challenge the conventional wisdom and emerging strategies.

And it’s not a one-off event – there are feed-in and feed-out “Inclusion Summits” and thematic discussions taking place over the five-event series.

Engagement online or face to face.

These summits will generate insight and content packaged into digital boxsets for your organisation to use with:

  • Your wider team, not in attendance on the day
  • managers who have are coming late to the need for change in the workplace
  • executives who are open to change but need greater understanding what EDI professionals are trying to achieve

In addition, this is perfect content for those looking to take a ‘deep dive’, issue-by-issue.

GED 2020 is not just an event, it is a conversation to inspire action, live and ‘on demand’. Come and join in.

GED 2020 Event Partners

Global Equality & Diversity Supporting Organisations

Key Presentations from GED 2019

This is just an example of some of the presentations delivered at GED 2019

The Road to Inclusion

Doncaster Council

Autism at Work Journey


What can you expect from GED 2019

Watch the 2019 welcome from Dr Jana Javornik

Key topics will include:

Make inclusion real: are we making progress?
Race equality at work: understanding the data
Live bias reviews – how they work, how they are impactful
The new women and equalities landscape
From unconscious bias to awareness in your ‘people systems’
Trans inclusive workplaces and the changing nature of the law

Who Should Attend GED 2020?

The conference will attract business and public sector staff with responsibility for equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation, including:

Private Sector Managers

Board Members, CSR and Equalities | HR Directors | Talent Managers | Heads of Equality and Diversity | Research Directors | Business | Development Directors | Board Members | Academics and Researchers | Business Research and Development | Sector Specific Experts | Recruitment Personnel | Careers Personnel | Charities and Stakeholder Organisations | Workforce Transformation Managers

Public and Voluntary Sector

Councillors – County, District and Combined Authorities | Cabinet Members on Education | Cabinet Members for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion | Council Officers for Growth and Regeneration | Council Officers for Education | University Vice Chancellors | Pro Vice Chancellors, Access and Widening Participation | Chambers of Commerce Directors | LEP Directors | Professional Associations | Trade Unions | Trade Associations | Academic Researchers | Consultancies | Recruitment and Retention Specialists | NHS Employers | Fire, Ambulance and Police Services | Courts and Justice Services

GED 2019 Participants Included:

Chief Executive / Director / Founder / Partner  |  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director  |  Head of Business Development  |  Business Development Manager  |  Business Psychologist  |  Campaigns and Equalities Director  |  Communications Manager  |  Corporate Responsibility Executive  |  Cabinet Lead for Equalities  |  Diversity Adviser  |  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager  |  Education & Engagement Manager  |  Education and Training Co-ordinator  |  External Partners Manager  |  Global Business Development Consultant  |  Head of Diversity & Inclusion  |  Head of Equality Policy Unit  |  Head of Risk, Assurance and Planning  |  HR Business Manager  |  Policy Led on Employment Issues  |  Professor of Public Law and Governance  |  Project Director  |  Race Equality Charter Officer  |  Race Equality Strategic Leaders Group  |  Research Director  |  Senior Claims Adviser  |  Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager  |  Senior Producer  |  Student Conduct Officer  |  Wellbeing and Diversity Officer

Organisations represented at the GED 2018 Conference included:

20-First  |  Aviva  |  Baker Hughes  |  BPP University  |  Bristol City Council  |  Business in the Community  |  Cambridge Consultants  |  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  |  Centre for Ageing Better  |  Changing Faces  |  Chartered Insurance Institute  |  Common Purpose  |  Conflux  |  CMI  |  Cubiks  |  DAF Trucks  |  Delta Alpha Psi  |  Diversity and Ability Ltd  |  Diversity by Design  |  Doncaster Council   |  enei  |  Equality and Human Rights Commission  |  FHNW University of Applied Science and Arts  |  Frost Included  |  Gambling Commission  |  Gendered Intelligence  |  Greater London Authority  |  Green Park  |  HFW  |  IBM UK  |  Indeed Ireland Operations  |  Intellectual Property Office  |  James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  |  Jane Fordham Consulting   |  Leeds University   |  L&Q Group  |  Legal & General Group plc  |  London Fire Brigade  |  Mermaids  |  Monash University, Australia  |  Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business  |  Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust  |  Paioni  |  Runnymede Trust   |  Queen Mary University of London  |  Rugby Borough Council  |  S&P Global  |  Sightsavers  |  South Yorkshire Police  |  Suffolk Constabulary  |  Taylor and Francis Group  |  Thames Valley Police  |  The Centre for Inclusive Leadership  |  The Coal Authority  |  TLT LLP  |  University of Cambridge  |  University of Essex  |  Vercida  |  Women and Equalities Committee

GED Delegate Feedback

What delegates said about the GED Conference and Awards

“I really enjoyed the conference it’s by far the best E & D conference out there!”

“Fantastic event, excellent speakers and I made a number of very useful contacts for future work.  It was good to come and not be forced into task groups to solve fictional models.  Much more beneficial in this format to attend and listen to and learn from presenters and national leaders.”

“Another great event. Well done to all involved. Very engaging and insightful with an enviable line up of speakers. Dr Jana Javornik – thank you for being a constant beacon of light for Equality and Diversity.”