Partner with us to help build a content design community that’s more diverse, inclusive, and equitable for everyone.
Content designers work with content for all kinds of people—yet conferences in the industry too often represent limited perspectives from a homogeneous community.
It’s imperative that our field includes and reflects a broad spectrum of experiences and perspectives, and it’s up to us to shift the tide.
This core purpose is at the heart of our equity scholarship program. By awarding select, qualified applicants with conference tickets and/or travel stipends, the program works to:
In 2020 and 2021, Brain Traffic hosted four virtual events. Because of lower per-attendee costs and unlimited “virtual seats” available, we were able to award nearly 300 equity scholarships, more than 25 times our previous capacity.
This massive, welcomed influx of equity scholarship recipients radically opened up our community to more perspectives across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, and geography.
The resulting shift in participation and focus was awe-inspiring. We saw:
In 2022, our goal is to award 50 Button Equity Scholarships to our in-person event in Seattle. To meet our ambitious goals for this program, we need significant contributions from our sponsors.
Each equity scholar requires up to $4,000 in funding (including ticket price, travel, and lodging) to attend Button in person. And rest assured: every dollar we receive for this program will go toward ticket prices and travel expenses.
When you sponsor the Button Equity Scholarship program, you will:
Ready to help build a more diverse, inclusive field of practice? Get in touch about sponsoring.
Thanks to our sponsors who have already contributed to this important work.
“Thank you so much for offering the equity scholarship grants. You have no idea how much it changed my life.”–Equity scholarship recipient
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