Position Statement on Equity and Diversity at the 20th ICOMOS General Assembly (GA2020)

Australia ICOMOS and the managers of the 20th Triennial ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA2020), along with our invited speakers, sponsors and supporters, are committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusion across those researchers, practitioners and communities participating in the event.  Therefore, we have endeavoured to build a program that will embrace different perspectives on the basis of professional experience, cultural background, disability, gender and sexual orientation to ensure our delegates have the greatest opportunity for respectful collaboration, diverse dialogues and creativity and innovation.

Aboriginal Procurement Policy

The objective is to create opportunities for Aboriginal owned businesses and encourage Aboriginal employment through the supply chain of ICOMOS GA2020. Click below to read the full policy.

Sustainability Guide for GA2020

We aim to make GA2020 a carbon neutral and sustainable event. Our Sustainability Guide for GA2020 will help make the event environmentally and socially sustainable. Our Aboriginal Procurement Policy will create opportunities for Aboriginal owned businesses and employment. We encourage all sponsors, exhibitors, providers and delegates to read and use these policies.

We urge delegates to help reduce the GA2020 carbon footprint. Please purchase airline carbon offsets and use public transport in Sydney. We aim to minimise conference paper handouts and consumption through GA2020. Reusable water bottles will be provided but we ask delegates to bring their own reusable cups.

For more on sustainability at the GA click here