This was our launch event that took place in January 2024 where over 120 stakeholders came together from across the public, private and third sectors.
The page remains live to showcase our work.
Dedicate just one day to make your organisation more inclusive.
Date: January 25, 2024
Time: Arrival from 9:00
Location: 204 Regiment, Kingston Park, NE3 2EF
What do you get?
Hear from inclusion leaders
Have some fun
Build a roadmap, tailored to your organisation’s individual situation
Join us for an engaging, entertaining and educational day that will lead you in co-creating an inclusion roadmap for your organisation with other strategic partners.
ABC brings you a day with renowned experts on inclusion and, using our proprietary Inclusive Innovation Framework (developed in partnership with Yohlar) the day will include a series of workshops and exercises that will leave you with a validated action plan to accelerate your JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) powers!
Our #InclusionByDefault campaign aims to help make the North East the most inclusive region in the UK by 2025.
Whilst we have engaged and supported a wide range of initiatives and activities focused on Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and Inclusive Productivity, we now need your assistance to help us to unlock the barriers to success. We cannot achieve this ambition alone.
Chief Executive of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, and interim Chief Executive of the North East Mayoral Combined Authority.
Director of Health Equity and Inclusion at the North East and North Cumbria NHS.
Dedicated Volunteer and Operations Coordinator for Young Asian Voices (YAV).
Chairman and Founder of MICC Chapel of Light. He is community leader, poet, filmmaker, and cultural entrepreneur.
Ranjana serves as the Chair of the Board for The Road to Recovery Trust. Ranjana has had a remarkable career spanning over 40 years in the field of equality and diversity.
Director of Media Cultured C.I.C and has over two decades of experience in anti-racism work and creating community cohesion.
0900 Arrival and Networking
0930 Welcome - Why Inclusion Matters?
1000 Inclusion Ignition - Ammar Mirza CBE
1100 Key Note Speakers - including panel session
Hamid Motraghi MBE - Health Equity & Inclusion NENC ICB
Amjid Khazir - Media Cultured
Ranjana Bell MBE - Road to Recovery Trust
Mahnur Roushan - Young Asian Voices
Dr Peter Adegbie - Chapel of Light
Dr Henry Kippin - NTCA
1315 Rapid Inclusion Roadmap Discovery Session - Yohlar
1445 Working Break
1500 Rapid Inclusion Roadmap Discovery Session Cont.
1530 Round the Room Show & Tell Highlights
1600 Next Steps
1615 Close and Networking
Did you know?
Inclusive organisations are twice as likely to exceed financial targets. Deloitte states inclusive businesses achieve 8 times better outcomes, and Forbes notes quicker decision-making in inclusive processes.
Despite challenges in the North East, including workplace discrimination and low diversity, creating an inclusive workplace goes beyond diverse hiring.
Join us at the Inclusion By Default Conference to explore and learn about inclusive workplaces in one dedicated day.
Why is Inclusion Important?
To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.
Join us to co-create the inclusion strategy to make our goal possible and build inclusive growth for our region and your organisation, raising ambitions and aspirations.
*Discounted for Charitable Organisations