We'd love for everyone to be able to attend StaffPlus Bay Area on October 17-18, 2023 but we know that some people's personal or financial circumstances will make this difficult. That's why we have set aside a number of free tickets as part of our scholarship scheme for those who would like to attend one of our conferences, but would benefit from some extra support. In some special cases, we may also be able to cover travel and/or accommodation.
The scheme is open to everyone to apply, but we would like to specifically welcome those who are underrepresented and marginalised in tech, especially people of colour, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities. We also welcome those who are facing economic or social hardships to apply.
Other factors we consider are:
- Are you currently unemployed and looking for a job in the industry?
- Are you looking to get back into the industry after a career break?
- Do you have no training budget at your current company?
- Are you changing careers later in life?
- Do you work for a charity or non-profit?
What we offer?
A scholarship place includes:
- A free ticket to the conference including food, drink and after party.
- An optional guide to help you get the most out of the conference, and introduce you to new people working in your field.
- A welcome breakfast to meet your fellow scholars and guides.
- $40 for any incidental expenses you incur during your trip.
When will I hear back about my submission?
We run two deadlines for feedback on your scholarship place depending on your circumstances. If you need to apply for a VISA or need extra time to book travel and/or accommodation please select to hear back by June 16, 2023. If you’re local and do not need to apply for a VISA or make travel arrangements we will get back to you by July 14, 2023.
Why are scholars without VISAs being charged $20?
Unfortunately, previously we have had a number of scholars not attend the conference and fail to let us know before the event or at all. This means that we’re unable to offer their scholarship place to another worthy applicant from our waiting list. In order to overcome this and to ensure we have as many scholars attend the conference as possible, we ask scholars without VISAs to pay $20 when they are offered their place. Scholars with VISAs are in contact with us before the conference regarding their application, therefore, we do not charge them.
This charge is refunded once you attend the conference or inform us you can no longer attend by July 14, 2023.
Applications close for those who require visas on June 16, 2023
Applications close for all other applicants on July 14, 2023
If you have any questions or you’re interested in volunteering or other opportunities please contact us via email@example.com
Full conference details including speaker lineup, location information, and our code of conduct can be found at https://leaddev.com/staffplus-bay-area.
We're working on an updated accessibility guide but if you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org