Diversity scholarship at JS Kongress

Welcome to the (r)evolution of architectures!

It is our main goal for the JS Kongress 2019 (March 11–12) to have an inclusive event with a welcoming atmosphere where everybody feels welcome, so that people can connect, hang out, make friends — and all of this while learning about JavaScript and seeing beyond their own noses.

Why are we doing this?

These tickets give us the possibility to support someone who otherwise can’t be a part of JS Kongress. We are happy to have the opportunity to lend a hand and help out, as we have seen diversity tickets change the lives and careers for people in the community.

We believe that a more diverse crowd makes for a better event and community. If you agree, we invite you to become a Diversity Supporter by buying one of the Diversity Supporter tickets.

What is a diversity ticket

These tickets are made available for you if you are part of a group which is either currently under-represented in technology or you simply do not have the means to attend. For example: If you are a person of color, or part of the LGBTQIA community or you are a refugee, or you are a woman, or you have a disability, or you are facing economic hardships — we want to invite you to be part of the (r)evolution of Architectures!

To make that easier for you, we provide a limited number of free, sponsored Diversity tickets. (That can be sponsored by buying Diversity Support tickets in our ticket shop.)

These tickets are available through an application procedure. Along with some information about who they are, we ask applicants a few questions about what they do in tech, or what their motivation is to be part of JS Kongress 2019. These answers are helpful for the jury, who will evaluate the applications and award the tickets.

Diversity Scholarship Application

The budget for these tickets will be put together by sponsoring companies and individuals, who buy Diversity Support tickets.

– Deadline for application: 2019–02–15
– Notification of applicants: 2019–02–18

The sanctity of applicant information

Applicant details and submission information will be shared exclusively with JS Kongress organizers. Diversity Ticket Sponsors will not have access to applicant information.

How are winners determined?

A limited number of tickets will be available. Each application will be thoroughly vetted to ensure it satisfies all program requirements before being added to a pool. Diversity tickets will then be awarded via a lottery system. One submission per applicant is sufficient to maintain eligibility.

What does an awarded diversity ticket include?

Each award is for one conference ticket, which includes:

  • admission to this year’s JS Kongress
  • catering for session days of the conference
  • admission to the parties organized for the conference attendees, speakers, partners and staff
  • if needed: a € 300,- travel and accommodation stipend

Supporting this diversity program

Diversity Sponsorship is not money for a party, nor for fancy catering, or a nice booth. It is a chance for someone.
We are currently accepting sponsors for our Diversity Ticket Fund. This fund will be the sole support of JS Kongress Diversity Ticket Program. Your consideration and contribution to helping our creative community to grow and to evolve will be recognized. Diversity Sponsors’ company logos will be added to our Sponsors & Partners section, and sponsors will receive special recognition during the conference. If you’re interested in becoming a Diversity Sponsor, please contact us: partner(@)js-kongress.com

Code of conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff at JS Kongress are required to agree to the code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Btw: meanwhile we announced all our awesome speakers. Check them out and reserve your seat: https://js-kongress.com/