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Discussion on: This is BS: How and why "inclusive" conferences are screwing up (starting from the top)

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Eli Bierman

Thanks for sharing your story. I love the questions, great discussion starter. I think this might be the Twilio post (if it's not, this one is great too):

Such a bold move to reach out to speakers to travel and speak for free before securing sponsorship. Like it's harder to reach out to somebody in a marketing department whose job it is to sponsor events than it is to ask somebody for free labor? It doesn't make sense.

As a standout positive example, Saron Yitbarek even managed to provide free childcare at her Codeland Conference. She talked about it on the Hanselminutes podcast: