Saturday, September 23 2017
Melbourne, Australia
10:00am to 5:00pm

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer spaces for everyone.

The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.


apply by August 8, 2017 - 12:00am

Work with our team to bring this event to life!

Contribute to the success of this event by suggesting possible speakers, affinity groups, or sponsors to reach out to.

Don't have time to be involved, but want to see AlterConf happen? Suggest speakers, sponsors, or connect us with the local tech or game community.

Local speakers critically analyze tech or gaming in relation to any aspect of diversity or inclusivity. No experience required and we pay! We're happy to help in any way needed.

Seeking photographers, bloggers, and sketchnoters for paid work. You don't need to be a professional to apply. You will be credited alongside your work on the AlterConf site.

AlterConf is supported by a handful of volunteers that help us ensure the safety and comfort of attendees. All selected volunteers receive free admission.

Your sponsorship of AlterConf shows your company’s commitment to building a more inclusive community. When people consider doing business with you or joining your team, you’ll stand out because of it.

Your donations allow us to made this an accessible event, caption videos, and financially support marginalized people for the important work they do.


Local Team

Liam Esler

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1/41 Stewart Street
Richmond, VIC, 3121


Universal Design
curb cutouts in front of building, outside area well-lit, all steps accompanied by ramps or elevators
Physical Access
reserved seating for those with mobility devices, hearing or vision impairment interspersed with non-reserved seating (sit with your friends!), 3.5ft or more pathways between chairs, tables, etc within venue
Program Access
Professional sign language interpreters and live captioning
Venue safe for small children. Free professional childcare available, reserve no later than September 2, 2017.
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Limited on-street parking with a large parking bay about a 3 minute walk/roll away. No costs for onstreet, depending on the time of day the parking bay has some small costs associated.
Food & Drinks
meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals included
Public Transit
Richmond train station via short train ride from Melbourne's CBD
Unarmed, non-police officers


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