Button Equity Scholarship

Scholarship applications for Button 2023 are now closed. Join our mailing list to stay in the loop about future opportunities.

We envision a more diverse, inclusive, equitable field of practice.

Conferences don’t just reflect the communities they represent. They actively shape them.

Brain Traffic founded the Button Equity Scholarship program to help build a more diverse, inclusive community far beyond our four days together each year. These scholarships allow us to expand the Button audience to include people whose experiences are marginalized due to systemic oppression and exclusion.

Want to support this work? Find out about becoming an equity program sponsor.


You are welcome to apply for a scholarship if you meet one or more of these criteria:

  • You are a Black person
  • You are a person of color
  • You are an Indigenous person
  • You have a disability
  • You identify as LGBTQIA+
  • You have lost your source of income or are experiencing a financial crisis
  • You can articulate another way you are experiencing inequity

Selection criteria

We will award scholarships based on need, impact, and available funds. If we have more applications than scholarships, a diverse group of reviewers will assist in the selection process.

Scholarship coverage

We ask that applicants be as explicit as possible about their needs and expectations to ensure they have a great experience at Button.

Applicants for a scholarship to our in-person event may request any of the following:

  • A free conference pass
  • Lodging at the conference hotel
  • Airfare or other travel costs
  • Childcare
  • Meals or meal stipends
  • Translation services
  • Special seating, AV, or other accommodations for disabilities
  • Other accommodations (please specify in your application)

Tell us how we’re doing!

We aim to make Button an inclusive place, and we would love for our community to be our partners in accountability.

If you have any feedback about our scholarship process, please contact us at hello@buttonconf.com.

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