Diversity & Inclusion

Our goal is to welcome and celebrate difference,
while also creating a space to belong.


Our Vision

It’s our aim to build a vibrant and inclusive community of innovators and creatives who bring diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents to the fore. We are committed to creating an environment that values and respects the unique contributions of every individual. This is our first year, and we know that we will have a lot to learn. So we welcome feedback as we learn and grow. For the 2023 event, tickets are limited to over 18s only. We hope to broaden this out to all ages next year! 

Our Values

We strive to uphold the following values and best practices:
  1. Embrace Diversity: at Resonance we celebrate the richness of diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, and socio-economic background. We actively encourage the participation and representation of individuals from underrepresented groups to create a truly inclusive environment.
  2. Respect and Inclusion: at Resonance we promote a culture of respect, empathy, and inclusion where everyone feels valued, and their voices are heard. We recognize that diverse perspectives lead to more innovative ideas and solutions. We encourage participants to engage in constructive dialogue and create an atmosphere free from discrimination, harassment, or bullying.
  3. Accessibility and Accommodation: at Resonance we are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive event experience. We strive to remove physical, communication, and attitudinal barriers that may hinder participation. We will make reasonable accommodations to ensure that individuals with disabilities or special requirements can fully engage in our event.
  4. Safe and Welcoming Environment: at Resonance we are dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all participants. Any form of discrimination, harassment, or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. We encourage attendees to report any concerns or incidents to the event organizers promptly. Confidentiality and privacy will be respected throughout the process.
  5. Equal Opportunities: at Resonance we believe in equal opportunities for all participants. Our event programming, speaker selection, and resource allocation will be conducted in a fair and transparent manner, without bias or discrimination. We encourage diverse representation in all aspects of the event to showcase a range of perspectives and experiences.
  6. Continuous Learning and Growth: at Resonance we recognize that fostering an inclusive community is an ongoing journey. We are committed to continuously learning and evolving our practices to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive event. We welcome feedback, suggestions, and ideas from participants and Resonance attendees to help us improve and address any shortcomings.
  7. Allies and Advocates: at Resonance we encourage everyone in our community to be allies and advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion. By actively supporting and promoting these principles, we can collectively create positive change and make a lasting impact in society.
This Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy serves as a guiding principle for Resonance. We invite all participants to join us in creating an inclusive environment where individuals can thrive, collaborate, and innovate together. Together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant community that embraces the power of diversity.


In each of our venues and events across the three days, we have conducted an accessibility audit, to ensure each event is as accessible as possible. Our workshop leaders are able to support you in your needs, should you have accessibility needs. 

With regards to the conference event at the Cathedral, there is wheelchair access and assistance available. Front row seating has been reserved for wheelchair users. Unfortunately, we do not have wheelchair accessible bathrooms within the Cathedral – however if you contact us in advance to outline your needs, we will do our best to help accommodate you. 


Code of Conduct

Please note that all Resonance attendees will be held to our event code of conduct.

Sustainability Goals

We are committed to ensuring Resonance is a carbon neutral event.
Resonance is a not-for-profit festival of ideas taking place in September 2024, at the cultural and historical crossing point of the River Shannon in Ballina Killaloe.


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