Saturday, September 23 2017

Melbourne, Australia

10:00am to 5:00pm

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer spaces for everyone.

The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.


apply by August 8, 2017 - 11:59pm

Work with our team to make AlterConf happen in Melbourne, Australia. You will receive an honorarium and support along the way. Check out our Organizer page for details.

Become an ambassador and introduce us to potential sponsors, suggest participants, and spread the word locally. We gift honorariums to ambassadors!

Help us find the people that make AlterConf happen. Suggest venues, speakers, sponsors, or connect us with the local tech or gaming community.

GIve a talk on tech or gaming in relation to an aspect of diversity or inclusivity. No speaking experience required, and you’ll receive an honorarium! See talk ideas.

Photograph, sketchnote, or blog about the event. No professional experience required! You’ll receive an honorarium and credit for your work on the AlterConf site.

Show your company’s commitment to building a more inclusive community. When people consider working with you or for you, you’ll stand out because of it.

Contribute financially to help us provide accessible events, captioned videos, and financial support to marginalized people for the important work they do.

Make an impact by ensuring the comfort and safety of attendees on the day of the event. All selected volunteers receive free AlterConf admission.


Job Fair

All Day

Local Team

Liam Esler

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1/41 Stewart Street
Richmond, VIC, 3121


Universal Design
curb cutouts in front of building, outside area well-lit, all steps accompanied by ramps or elevators
Physical Access
reserved seating for those with mobility devices, hearing or vision impairment interspersed with non-reserved seating (sit with your friends!), 3.5ft or more pathways between chairs, tables, etc within venue
Program Access
Professional sign language interpreters and live captioning
Venue safe for small children. Free professional childcare available, reserve no later than September 2, 2017.
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Limited on-street parking with a large parking bay about a 3 minute walk/roll away. No costs for onstreet, depending on the time of day the parking bay has some small costs associated.
Food & Drinks
meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals included
Public Transit
Richmond train station via short train ride from Melbourne's CBD
Unarmed, non-police officers


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