Programme

PurpleLightUp Programme

We are in the process of finalising the programme for 3rd December’s 24-hour Global Broadcast. The programme will consist of over a dozen panel discussions, interviews, webinars and more, featuring some of today’s most innovative leaders, passionate about making the working world a better place for disabled employees. There will also be guest appearances from politicians, celebrities and thought leaders and a montage of buildings and iconic landmarks around the world turning purple to celebrate the day.

Celebrations will begin in Australia and New Zealand at the start of their business day on Thursday, 3rd December and then move across 6 continents to finish at sunset in New York. Please see the Running Order below for an indication of how the ‘purple spotlight’ will be making its way around the world:
3rd December Running Order

  • Oceania – 09:00 – 12:00 AEDT / 11:00 – 14:00 NZDT / 08:00 – 11:00 PGT / 22:00 on 2nd Dec – 01:00 GMT
  • Global – Spotlight On session - 01:00 – 02:00 GMT
  • Asia – 10:00 – 15:00 CST & GST / 05:00 – 10:00 MSK & AST / 07:30 – 12:30 IST / 02:00 – 07:00 GMT
  • Global – Spotlight On session - 07:00 – 08:00 GMT
  • Africa – 10:00 – 12:00 SAST & EET / 11:00 – 13:00 EAT / 08:00 – 10:00 GMT
  • Global – Keynote panel – 10.00 – 11.00 GMT
  • Europe – 12:00 – 14:00 CET / 11:00 – 15:00 GMT
  • Global – Keynote panel – 15:00 – 16:00 GMT
  • South America – 13:00 – 15:00 BRT & ART / 11:00 – 13:00 EST / 16:00 – 18:00
  • Global – Spotlight On session - 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
  • North America – 11:00 – 14:00 PST / 13:00 – 16:00 CST / 14:00 – 17:00 EST / 19:00 – 22:00 GMT

Some of the topics that will be covered during the 24-hour Global Broadcast:

  • Driving change from the top: when CEO’s get involved
  • Celebrating purple talent: recruitment and retention best practice
  • The power of purpose
  • Workplace adjustments and disability passports: best in class
  • The value of networks: to disabled employees and organisations and their impact on workplace culture, business performance and customer service
  • My lived experience: top tips in resilience and career progression
  • Accessible for all: technological tools available to deliver true digital accessibility and inclusion
  • Earning it: how to increase the sharing of personal information
  • A new way of life: creating a workplace vision for the ‘next normal’ that incorporates the lessons learnt from the pandemic

Take Part

If you would be interested in showcasing your organisation’s best practice on disability confidence in our Global Broadcast, please contact Angie Elrick, Membership Engagement Manager on angie@purplespace.org.

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