1 Purpose


The Inclusive Events and Programming Guide is intended to provide event organizers and campus administrators with the tools necessary to proactively plan events that are inclusive and accessible for all attendees.

This Guide is created to:

  • Be a living document.
  • Reduce need for accommodations by increasing accessibility.
  • Be intersectional by including practices that welcome multiple and overlapping identities.
  • Build and bolster confidence in creating inclusive events and programming.


It is suggested that you begin at Chapter II: Start Here which gives information on the creation of an inclusive atmosphere from intentional choices in planning to rights and University of Iowa campus policies.

The subsequent chapters provide logistics, tools for shared equitable communication, marketing and material suggestions, resources, and acknowledgements to support planning an inclusive event.

This Guide was created in partnership with collaborators and supporters across the University of Iowa.
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