Inclusivity and FITC
At FITC, we believe that including a diverse range of voices at our events makes them better, stronger, more inclusive, and more fun. Our current definition of diversity includes people of any gender, including identity and expression; sexual orientation; disabilities, mental or physical; physical appearance, including but not limited to body size; ethnicity/culture; personal expression; and beliefs – religious, political or otherwise. Having these voices on our stages, on our volunteer teams, and in our audiences allow us all to grow through hearing a variety of experiences, stories, and viewpoints.
What is the RBC Diversity Scholarship Program?
The scholarship consists of 100 complimentary conference tickets to Web Unleashed 2020, an online event running October 5-7, 2020.
- We will be selecting the top 100 entries for complimentary conference tickets.
- Applicants who meet our qualifications but are not selected will receive a link to purchase a heavily discounted conference ticket.
How to Apply
To qualify for this scholarship, we will ask you to share one or more recent examples of:
- How you have advocated, advanced, or assisted accessibility & inclusivity efforts, either through your school, work, passion projects, or your community
- Submissions can be presented through any method or combination of methods (case studies, written, video, design, creative code, etc.) and we encourage you to be creative and think outside the box. The top submissions may be showcased by FITC online and/or during the event.
What does inclusivity mean to you?
Our definition of accessibility & inclusion may differ from yours, the main characteristics/values we are looking for are:
- Acknowledging differences in ability, background, class, culture, identity, race, gender, sexuality
- Acknowledgement of intersectionality and its impact on lived experience
- How have you shifted commonly held beliefs within yourself and or others to overcome prejudices, stereotypes, or to develop relationships with diverse groups of people?
- How have you provided an added dimension of inclusivity using design thinking?
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- If you’re under 18, and part of a class or community group who are looking to attend an FITC event, please reach out to [email protected]
- Must agree to follow our code of conduct
- This program is aimed at those who are unable to secure a ticket through their company, or unable to afford a ticket themselves.
- Applications are now closed.
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- Shift perspective
- Dimensionalize thinking
- Awaken consciousness
- Excite the molecules of ambassadorship and partnerships
All personal information collected from applicants will only be reviewed by the staff of FITC, and will never be shared with anyone or made public. We are bound by/in compliance with the Canadian Privacy Act, and treat all personal information with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges with names and personal information removed. Top submissions may be showcased online, or during the event, with personal information removed unless otherwise granted by the individual. By applying for the scholarship you consent to the above, and to receive emails from FITC, including current and future event information and notifications.
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