We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive RIPE Meeting where all attendees feel welcome to participate. We support and organise several initiatives that aim to make it easier for people from underrepresented groups to take part in a RIPE Meeting. Here is a summary of our diversity and inclusion efforts:
The RIPE Code of Conduct
The RIPE Code of Conduct covers all participation in RIPE, which means it applies equally to interaction over the Internet or in person.
Code of Conduct Team
Everyone who takes part in RIPE 88 shares a responsibility to follow the RIPE Code of Conduct and should look after each other. However, if you feel that someone has behaved inappropriately towards you at the meeting, you can reach out to the Code of Conduct Team.
If you feel you have been subjected to behaviour contrary to the environment that the RIPE Meetings attempt to achieve, or if you have any other concerns, please contact them at conduct-report [at] ripe [dot] net. They will provide support.
RIPE 88 Local Hubs
We want to help people who can’t physically join a RIPE Meeting to participate remotely and in a more engaging way. Local Hubs are in-person gatherings that take place in parallel to the RIPE Meeting.
This initiative aims to make it easier for parents in the RIPE community to participate fully in a meeting. We partner with professional childcare organisations to provide a safe, fun and diverse play space at the RIPE Meeting venue with a programme that changes daily. Childcare is available for children of ages from 6 months to 10 years.
For online attendees, we have put together some activities to keep your little ones occupied while you attend the meeting.
More information: Childcare
For the past 25 years, RIPE Meetings have brought together thousands of people interested in Internet operations, policy and governance. As the RIPE community evolves, it is important that everyone feels welcome and comfortable participating, regardless of technical ability or career level.
More information: Mentoring Programme
We are once again looking for talented academics in the field of Internet technology to present at RIPE 88 through the RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI). Successful applicants receive complimentary tickets, accommodation and travel to the meetings and the opportunity to present their research.
More information: The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI)
The RIPE Fellowship aims to remove the financial barrier to attend a RIPE Meeting by funding a full-week meeting ticket, travel and accommodation for selected candidates from the RIPE NCC service region.
More information: RIPE Fellowship