#upfront is elevating and encouraging new voices on and off public stages.
We work with conferences, businesses and individuals. This site is focused on the work we do with conferences - our new site will be here soon.
#upfront is making stages around the world more diverse and accessible. People who sit #upfront are 30% more likely to one day talk on stage themselves.
Stages and platforms are not as diverse as they could be. Some of us are scared of being on stage in front of an audience. Some of us feel comfortable talking to our own teams or smaller groups of people but don't know how to take the leap to talk to a large audience from a stage.
#upfront seeks to address this by inviting audience members to share the stage during a keynote.
Those on the stage don’t say any more than any other audience member would, therefore it won’t affect the content or the timing in any way. But what it does do is make a huge difference to the people that get to experience what it feels like to be on stage.
These events are committed to being #upfront
We run #upfront workshops, projects and programmes with individuals, teams and organisations
There are many brilliant people tackling this problem. Thank you for the work you do.