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.
Following the global success of last year’s virtual festival, this year it expects to take on a hybrid format – combining both virtual and physical events. This will allow festival go-ers to once again attend events all around the world. The festival will take place from 21 to 23 September.
This year themes will cover a range of topics including mental health, social responsibility, multi-generational workplaces, gender, LGBT+, multiculturalism, race & 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, Arch, Aviva, AXA, Axis, Chubb, CAN, DLA Piper, Gallagher, Howden, Kennedys, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd’s, Markel, MS Amlin, RenaissanceRe, RMS, Tokio Marine Kiln and Travelers.
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 2020, the three-day event attracted over 30,000 attendees and 500+ speakers across 35 countries.
According to a 2019 post-event survey, 70% 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 opens on 5 August 2021.
Q: How do I register for an event?
A: After 5 August 2021, please head to the digital festival platform https://diveinfestival.videoflex.net/ to register for the events of your choice. The same site will be used to attend the events from 21 – 23 September.
Q: Can I register for events in multiple countries?
A: Yes, you can. All global event listings can be found on the Dive In Videoflex site.
Q: How do I attend a virtual event?
A: Once registered on the Dive In Videoflex platform, you will be able to sign up and attend events. No additional joining links or videoconferencing apps will be required. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone to access the event via your web browser.
Q: How do I add, cancel, change the events I have registered for?
A: On the left-hand menu bar on Dive In Videoflex, you will find the section called ‘Festival Agenda’ – the full list of festival events be searched by keyword or date and registration is at the click of a button. The ‘My Event’ page, also found in the menu bar, collates all events that you have signed up for. Should you wish to cancel your attendance at an event, please visit this page to free up your space.
Q: English isn’t my first language, are there any translations available?
A: We recommend using the Google Chrome web browser to run the Dive In Videoflex site, which will offer text-based translations across all pages.