Global Equality and Diversity Conference

Redefining Equality and Diversity in the Information Age

Tuesday 4th November 2014

Level 32, 40 Bank Street, London, E14 5NR

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Research focus for 2014:  ‘Redefining Equality and Diversity in the Information Age’

This event took place on the 4th November 2014 at Level 32, 40 Bank Street, London, E14 5NR

If you missed out don't worry - the conference is available to view online here.

As an example you can watch a presentation below on "Technology and data redefining equality, diversity and inclusion" made by Trevor Phillips OBE from the conference:

The inaugural Global Equality and Diversity International Conference featured global perspectives on Equality and Diversity facilitating sharing of knowledge and expertise between researchers and sector specific experts. The conference offered the tools to stay up-to-date and at the forefront of good practice in equality, and featured the latest research in the field.

The research this year explored how communication technologies are changing equality and diversity, and featured tech clusters like ‘Tech City’ and their cases with multicultural entrepreneurship.

> Find out about conference topics and paper submissions

> Learn more about the Global Equality and Diversity Awards

London is one of the most international and ethnically diverse cities and business centres in the world. With over 300 community languages spoken at schools and more than 4 out of every ten Londoners (42 per cent) identifying themselves as from a group other than white British.

Working within the University of East London with over 120 nationalities, and the International business community in London, the Noon Centre hosted this conference, which aligns with the objectives of the Centre - embracing diversity, and educating others.

The conference focused on the impacts of technology change and information gathering on community empowerment, freedoms, social and economic inclusion, redrawing the boundaries of business and social change.

This international conference features global perspectives on equality and diversity facilitating sharing of knowledge and expertise between researchers and sector specific experts. The conference offered the tools to stay up-to-date and at the forefront of good practice in equality and will feature the latest research in the field.

The research this year explored how communication technologies are changing equality and diversity, and tech clusters like ‘Tech City’ and their cases with multicultural entrepreneurship.

Topic focus

The conference focused on the impacts of technology change and information gathering on community empowerment, freedoms, social and economic inclusion, redrawing the boundaries of business and paper submissions from academics, business directors, companies, professional associations, public bodies and NGOs addressed these questions:

  • Do ideas of race, gender and identity gain power through the use of the internet and other communication technologies?    Do they reinforce and connect communities or diversify them?
  • Who uses these technologies to spread such ideas?
  • Are the internet and other communication technologies creating a more tolerant world community in which to do business?  Or opening new kinds of discrimination, isolation and intimidation?
  • How are the internet and new technologies shaping marketing and the type of marketing in relationship to questions of diversity?
  • Do technologies and new information give communities and individuals business and purchasing opportunities not available to them before?
  • Do present regulatory structures and policies concerning information flows on broadband devices have any impact?
  • Can and should policies and regulations be reformed to control or monitor such ideas, particularly in regard to questions of discrimination? 

These and other issues were addressed at the conference.

The conference:

  • Examinedand discussed the impact of new information and communications technologies
  • Presented new research, insight and challenges about diversity and equality impacts through business actions
  • Examined international case studies
  • Highlighted personal, business, corporate, and community impacts on diversity and equality through the actions of business

With over 300 community languages spoken at schools and more than 4 out of every ten Londoners (42 per cent) identifying themselves as from a group other than white British.

Working within the University of East London with over 120 nationalities and the International business community in London, the Noon Centre is host for this conference which aligns with the objectives of the centre- embracing diversity, and educating others.

The conference focused on the impacts of technology change and information gathering on community empowerment, freedoms, social and economic inclusion, redrawing the boundaries of business and equality and diversity.

> Global Equality and Diversity Awards website

 

For further information contact:
Karen Stewart on 020 7324 4330 or email karen.stewart@neilstewartassociates.co.uk
 

For further information contact:
Karen Stewart on 020 7324 4330 or email karen.stewart@neilstewartassociates.co.uk