February 13-15, 2023  |  Colorado Convention Center   |  Denver, CO, USA

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Geo Week has launched the Geo Empower initiative with a mission to empower underrepresented groups in the geospatial and built world technology drone industry. We aim to foster diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the event, from speakers and exhibitors to attendees and supporting organizations. To do this, we are continuing to expand our partnership programs, offering Geo Empower passes for complimentary exhibit hall admission and discounted conference passes to reduce financial barriers to entry. Complimentary conference passes may also be available – please inquire about availability.  Geo Week is also reaching out to members of the geospatial and built world industry to discuss how the event can further support DEI initiatives in the industry, including offering complimentary promotions to expand visibility for our partners’ DEI initiatives.

Our Geo Empower Mission

Geo Week is a community and a resource for geospatial and built world professionals. Our mission is to recognize and foster a more diverse environment which is critical to the growth of the industry and its workforce.

Our Geo Empower Efforts

Through these efforts, we aim to influence and encourage an ecosystem for the open exchange of ideas and the ongoing pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geospatial and built world community.

  • Establish diversity initiatives and seek out diverse and BIPOC speakers for our events
  • Conduct interview calls with leading industry organizations to find ways that Geo Week can support industry-wide DEI initiatives
  • Feature monthly articles on industry DEI initiatives on Geo Week News
  • Provide complimentary promotions of customer-led DEI initiatives
  • Collaborate with supporting organizations and partners that support underrepresented audiences in the geospatial and built world community
  • Commit to creating a more inclusive and diverse Advisory Board
  • Provide complimentary and/or discounted passes to our Geo Empower partners
  • Provide physically accessible space at events

Organizations Geo Empower Supports

Please reach out to Lora Burns, Geo Week DEI Manager, at lburns@divcom.com to learn more about how we can support your DEI initiatives through Geo Empower.

Geo Empower is part of Diversified Communications Diversity, Equity + Inclusion efforts to recognize its responsibility to drive discussions and actively advance the principles of racial equality, social justice, and inclusion. Through these efforts, we aim to influence and encourage an ecosystem for the open exchange of ideas and the ongoing pursuit of best practices.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Diversified Communications

As a leader in the global expositions and conference industry, Diversified Communications, the organizer of Geo Week, recognizes its responsibility to drive discussions and actively advance the principles of racial equality, social justice, and inclusion. We believe that our communities — the DC organization, and the global events industry — are richer, stronger, and more dynamic when they are diverse, equitable, and welcoming.

Our Diversified Communications Commitment:

  • Acknowledge that change begins from within. We will educate ourselves to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will be staunchly anti-racist, pro-LGBTQIA+, and accommodating to all abilities and circumstances.  We will stand against bias, intolerance, and discrimination of any kind.
  • Foster work environments that are welcoming to and inclusive of everyone. Employees will feel comfortable and represented at offices and events. Equitable opportunities for success will exist for everyone. We will actively recruit candidates of diverse backgrounds to broaden and strengthen our employee population.  
  • Ensure our external work reflects our beliefs and our mission. We will position our marketing to represent our diverse industries and customer base. We will foster diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions at our events and within industry associations.
  • Create community partnerships. We will actively partner with community organizations who lead the way in social justice work to affect necessary changes where we work and live.
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