Hi all. As you know, the Weight Stigma Conference is a not-for-profit event and is funded by registration fees and a small number of sponsors who have made this event possible year after year. Despite our efforts to keep costs down, there will always be some people who are unable to attend. Last year we decided to trial crowdfunding as a way of raising funds specifically for bursaries. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to provide seven bursaries to the 2016 conference in Vancouver.
We are hoping to do this again this year, for the 5th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, being held in Prague, Czech Republic on June 6th and 7th. We are excited to launch the 2017 Weight Stigma Conference Bursary Fund. We have a GoFundMe page here: www.gofundme.com/stigmaconf2017. If you are planning to attend the conference this year, you can also make a donation during the registration process.
All money donated by these methods will be ring-fenced and used only to provide full or partial bursaries to help make the conference more accessible. We are very grateful for any assistance you can provide and for sharing this call widely among friends and colleagues.
Thank you again for helping us make this happen.
Angela & the Conference Team