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
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: How do I register?
A: Registration for events will open July 30th.
Q: How to I attend a virtual event?
A: Once you have registered for an event, you will be sent the information 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: Can I attend events in other cities?
A: Yes you can. You will need to register for that country when registration opens on 30th July. This may mean that you have to register more than once, to attend events in more than one country.