Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Mission Statement: Entertain the world. EQUALLY.
EVMC is committed to a conference that represents all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, and physical and mental abilities. We are passionate in the continual pursuit of equality for all and a greater representation of all groups within our community.
Definitions and Approach
- Diversity is about who is represented - We are working to build a more diverse conference and industry, from the attendees to the speakers to the interns and mentees. We can do better and we will do better.
- Equity refers to equality of opportunity - To become more diverse, we need to realize that we are behind and need to focus on the opportunies we offer underrepresented groups. We are focusing on outreach and mentorship to build toward the diversity we want to see.
- Inclusion addresses what people experience - We are focusing on having a diverse group of speakers, presenters and panels at the conference. We want all groups to feel represented. As the conference becomes more diverse, we need to make sure those presenting reflect that diversity.
Watch an EVMC@HOME session with Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Nicole Cozier, exploring LGBTQ terminology, the act and practice of allyship, as well as how to build a culture of inclusivity within your organization.
DEI Committee Press Release
MILWAUKEE BUCKS VICE PRESIDENT OF TICKET SALES PAUL BEE ELECTED TO LEAD DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE FOR EVENT AND ARENA MARKETING CONFERENCE
EVMC ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE IMPACT AWARD FOR 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 13, 2020) -- The Event & Venue Marketing Conference (EVMC) is proud to announce that Paul Bee has been elected as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the newly formed EVMC committee. Bee, who is Vice President of Ticket Sales for the Milwaukee Bucks, will lead the not-for-profit organization’s Diversity and Inclusion committee, which focuses on the continual pursuit of equality for all, and a greater representation of the EVMC conference.
“For over 40 years, EVMC has dedicated its annual conference to the talented professionals that cross the scope of the live entertainment industry, and Paul Bee has been pivotal in providing great insight and knowledge for our conference,” said Dave Redelberger, EVMC President. “Although we are unable to host an in-person conference, we are planning a series of virtual programming for EVMC @ Home that provides diverse and inclusive content.”
“I look forward to developing this committee and making EVMC a leader in our industry,” said Paul Bee. “We are committed to making sustainable changes for the conference, and ultimately our industry.”
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s goal is to ‘Entertain the world. EQUALLY.’ EVMC is committed to a conference representing all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, and physical and mental abilities. EVMC is passionate about the continual pursuit of equality for all and a greater representation of all. The committee will be responsible for three main areas, including increasing diversity among the EVMC community, creating an atmosphere of inclusion and equality for all, and advocacy for diversity, inclusion, and equality through its various efforts.
Additionally, EVMC is establishing The Impact Award in 2021 to recognize an individual who is making a change for good in their community or within the entertainment community regardless of whether it is through their employer or on a personal level. The Impact Award will recognize a professional in the live entertainment industry who has made a positive impact as a contributing member in their community in the past year. The committee will announce more details and accept submissions for the inaugural award next year.
About the Event & Venue Marketing Conference
The Event & Venue Marketing Conference (EVMC) is dedicated to the talented professionals that cross the scope of the live entertainment industry: marketing, publicity, promotions, group sales, live touring shows and arenas. Networking, educating and sharing trends and ideas across these disciplines through various industry leaders is a critical aspect of not only the EVMC, but the success of the live entertainment industry.
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