If serving food, consider the dietary limitations of your attendees (kosher, halal, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, periods of fasting, etc.).
Have a plan to provide disability accommodations and language interpretation, if necessary. Be aware of how this will impact AV services. Build potential costs into your budget. For accommodations and services information, visit the Access Center.
Consider whether the content of your event is relevant to people of diverse backgrounds (race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, gender, age, etc.) and include speakers that represent a variety of diverse backgrounds.
Consider using a variety of presentation techniques to be inclusive of different learning needs and styles (visual, audio, hands-on, handouts, group discussion, interactive, etc.).
Thinking about renaming your event?
It’s a good idea if the title is confusing, but if you’re renaming an established event to do something “new”—think again. You’ll lose any recognition your event has generated. In that case, look to the next year or next time you plan this event.