Confab Equity Scholarship

The Confab Equity Scholarship will return for 2020. Join the mailing list and watch for an announcement in November.

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The Confab Equity Scholarship aims to remove the financial and logistical obstacles that make conference attendance impossible for many people.

Scholarship coverage

We’ll work with selected applicants to understand their barriers to attendance. Applicants may request any of the following:

  • A free conference pass
  • Free attendance at workshops
  • Lodging at the conference hotel
  • Airfare or other travel costs
  • Childcare
  • Meals or meal stipends
  • Translation services
  • Special seating, AV, or other accommodations for disabilities
  • Other accommodations (please specify in your application)

We want to eliminate barriers to attendance for scholarship recipients, but we realize those barriers may be different for different people.

We ask that applicants be as explicit as possible about their needs and expectations to ensure they have great experiences at Confab.


You are welcome to apply for a scholarship if you meet one or more of these criteria:

  • You are a person of color.
  • You are an indigenous person.
  • You have a disability.
  • You identify as LGBTQIA+.
  • You lack the necessary financial or logistical resources to attend.
  • You can articulate another way that you are experiencing inequity.

Selection criteria

We will award scholarships based on need, impact, and available funds. A diverse group of reviewers will assist in the selection process. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on the specific financial needs articulated by scholarship recipients.

How to apply

Applications for the Confab Equity Scholarship will open in November. Join the mailing list to stay in the loop.

Tell us how we’re doing!

We aim to make Confab an inclusive place, and we would love for our community to be our accountability partners.  

This is our first year providing this scholarship, and we’re learning along the way. If you have feedback about our scholarship process, please contact Tenessa Gemelke at

About Confab

Confab is an exciting content strategy event for people who care about making content better, in their organizations and for their clients.

Confab is organized and hosted by Brain Traffic, a leading content strategy consultancy located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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