Confab Equity Scholarship

We are seeking applicants for our first annual Confab Equity Scholarship, which aims to remove the financial and logistical obstacles that make conference attendance impossible for many people.

Applications are due January 31, 2019.

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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

All applications are due January 31, 2019. You can apply using this handy form, or by submitting a letter of inquiry to In either case, we’ll need the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your address/location
  • A description of your eligibility
  • A list of what you would need to be able to attend and estimated costs
  • A note about any costs you (or your employer) would be able to cover
  • A description of your interest in content strategy work and what you hope to get out of attending Confab
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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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