Here are some answers to your most frequently asked questions.
Q: What is Dive In?
A: Dive In is the international festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance.
Dive In is helping insurance get fit for the future, highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change.
This year the festival will take place virtually for the first time meaning that festival go-ers will be able to access events all around the world, from New Zealand to South America. The festival will take place on 22nd to 24th September.
This year there are themes such as mental health, modern families and carers and multi-generational workplaces to add to gender, LGBT+, multicultural, ethnicity, and disability. The themes are spread out across the three days so that each day there is something for everyone.
Q: Who are the sponsors?
The festival has continued to garner support with the highest number of insurance sector sponsors since its inception in London in 2015. Global Festival Partners include: AIG, Aon, Aviva, Axa, Chubb, CNA, DLA Piper, Kennedys, Lloyd’s, Markel, Marsh & Guy Carpenter, MS Amlin, RenaissanceRe, RMS, Tokio Marine Kiln, Travelers and Willis Towers Watson.
Q: Who is it for?
A: Events are free and open to everyone who works at all levels in the insurance industry and anyone outside of the industry who is interested in learning more about D&I within businesses
Q: Who runs the festival?
A: Dive In is an initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, a strategic collaboration between the Corporation of Lloyd’s, IUA, LIIBA, and the Lloyd’s Market Association, whose aim is to pool resources, widen perspectives and share best practice in diversity and inclusion to effect change faster.
Q: Why are we doing this?
A: The Dive In festival last year was judged to be a success based on the popularity of the events and feedback of the attendees. In 2019, the three-day event attracted over 10,000 attendees and 310 speakers across 32 countries.
In a post-event survey, 93% of insurance professionals believe managers have got the message that diversity and inclusion are good for business and are taking positive steps forward. The survey also found that more than three-quarters (82%) feel their views on the importance of diversity and inclusion have changed positively since the festival started in 2015.
Q: When is registration open?
A: Registration for events opened on July 30 2020.
Q: How do I register for an event?
A: After July 302020 please head to the events page on the website, select the region you would like to attend events of and follow the instructions on the page.
Q: Can I register for events in multiple countries?
A: Yes, you can. You will need to re-register for each country’s region (Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Bermuda, Central & South America, Europe, Middle East, UK, US & Canada) once. This will mean that you will have to re-register to attend events in different regions.
Q: Do I require different contact information each time I register for a different region’s events?
A: No, the same contact information can be used each time you register
Q: I have already registered for an event, why is the website asking me to re-register?
A: Due to Dive In’s new global virtual platform you will have to re-register if you wish to attend events in multiple regions.
Q: How do I attend a virtual event?
A: Once you have registered for an event, you will be sent an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with your confirmation number and a link to allow you to access the virtual event at the scheduled time. You will need a computer or smartphone to access the event.
Q: What do I do if I have not received a confirmation email?
A: Please check your junk inbox to see if the email has been redirected there. You should receive an email from email@example.com with your confirmation number and a link to allow you to access the virtual event at the scheduled time.
Q: Will I receive a new confirmation number for every event I register for?
A: No, you will only receive a new confirmation number when you register for a new event in a different region.
Q: How do I add, cancel, change the events I have registered for in a region?
A: In the top right-hand corner of the registration page you will find an Already registered? button. Click on the link and login to your account using your confirmation number and set password to add, cancel or change any events you have registered for in a particular region. If you wish to make changes to registered events in multiple regions you will have to login to your separate accounts using the confirmation numbers you would have received when you registered for events in different regions.
Q: Do I need to keep a record of my confirmation number?
A: You will receive an email with your confirmation number from firstname.lastname@example.org but we strongly advise that you record your confirmation number when it appears on the confirmation page.