Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

When planning the programme for an Regional Society meeting or event, the committee should consider best practice in welcoming as diverse a set of speakers and participants as possible. Depending on the interest field, this may mean actively identifying less-prominent experts, considering accessibility of meeting venues and times, etc. More information on best practice can be found in the ‘Diversity at RS and SIG events’ folder, in the RS and SIG folder on Basecamp.

The OR Society is now monitoring the diversity of invited speakers and event attendees, via a survey. This survey will be sent out annually by The OR Society. The Secretary should record the name and email addresses of all event speakers and attendees to send to the RS and SIG Officer after each event.

The information collected on this form will be treated confidentially in accordance with GDPR and will be stored on The OR Society database. Access to this information will be restricted to staff involved in the processing and monitoring of this data. It will be used to provide statistical information only.