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Be The Change: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit, powered by Women in Esports, returns for 2024

Key details of the 2024 Be The Change: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit, Powered By Women in Esports, were announced today by British Esports, the national body for esports in the United Kingdom.

The Summit will take place in person at City Hall, Sunderland, on Thursday November 21st 2024 from 9.30am to 5pm, with guests and prospective speakers able to register their interest to attend here.

With a capacity of 300 people, the summit and associated workshops aims to deliver dynamic and interactive experiences featuring interactive learning, safe spaces for discussions and tips on practical application.

This year’s event follows the inaugural Be The Change Summit, which was broadcast online last November, bringing together key stakeholders from the esports and games industries and beyond, including education, technology, sports and more, to discuss various equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) topics.

This year’s theme is ‘Educating’, following the success of last year’s ‘Empowering’ theme. The idea is to improve long-term improvement in underrepresentation through clear education that addresses diversity and inclusivity in esports.

Once again, the Summit aims to offer networking opportunities, and raise awareness about the significance of equity, diversity and inclusivity, with speakers sharing their experiences in a safe space that encourages open dialogue.

The Summit is once again organised by Women in Esports, the equity, diversity and inclusivity initiative of national body British Esports. The announcement comes shortly after new members joined the Women in Esports Committee.

Working in EDI can be tough, but it can also be incredibly rewarding when you see the real life impact our work at Women in Esports can have. If we can equip individuals with knowledge and opportunities so they can feel empowered to be their true, authentic selves, then I would argue we have done a pretty good job. That is exactly what the Be The Change Summit is all about.

Billie Purdie, Project Development Lead at British Esports

Tickets for the 2024 Be The Change: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit, Powered by Women in Esports, will go on sale at a later date and will start from £18 for students, and £42 for general admission (early bird rate). Optional workshops will have an additional cost, while admission and hotel packages are also available. Register your interest here for news on when they drop.

This is a really special event, touching on important subjects and topics close to a lot of people’s hearts. It’s a great way to network and meet like minded people in the industry.

Megan Garner, FNATIC content creator and Charlotte Tilbury host

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