Diversity of background, perspective, and capability is central to Summit's success. We believe diversity makes the community smarter, more effective and more interesting.
We recognize that institutionalized bias makes it more difficult in many cases for women and some minorities to become leaders as young as others or at all. Adjusting for this, Summit offers discounted tickets and is a bit more lenient on the level of leadership for as many of those groups impacted as it can. In part for this reason, Summit is nearly half women, an unusual accomplishment for an ideas festival.