More Diverse Panels Instead of More Diversity Panels

Themes:
PlanningProgramming
What:
Panel
When:
Saturday Dec 07   02:30 PM to 03:25 PM (55 minutes)
Where:
Fiesta I-II Streaming Room
Discussion:
1
At too many conventions, diversity is addressed by having panels that end up more or less being token diversity panels - and this is probably yet another one. While in and of themselves, panels talking about expanding diversity aren't necessarily a bad thing, what more can be done to make our programming more diverse, and appeal to a more diverse audience? Is it more than just including diverse voices on the panels and on the team that creates the panels? And, what are the voices that need to be listened to that are still not getting heard? "If you build it, they will come" just isn't good enough and doesn't work.


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