Sticks & Stones Cologne

| Career Fair for gays, lesbians and heterosexuals

The STICKS & STONES in Cologne is a job and career fair that has taken place annually since its inception in 2009. With a large number of visitors each year, it has established itself as Europe's largest job and career fair for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual people. The name of the fair itself refers to the English saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me," which underscores the importance of respect and acceptance of diversity and individuality. The fair is held at the Palladium in Cologne.

The Palladium is a popular venue for concerts, parties, shows, and other events. The fair is organized by the UHLALA Group, an organization specializing in promoting LGBTIQ+ in the workplace. They actively advocate for diversity and inclusion and offer various events, advisory, and educational programs. The main themes of STICKS & STONES are job and career planning for the LGBTIQ+ community, promoting an open corporate culture, and bringing together LGBTIQ+ talents and companies. Here, visitors can inform themselves about the job market, network, and also expand their skills through further education opportunities. Exhibitors at the fair come from a variety of sectors, including technology, finance, education, and healthcare. In addition to talks with the exhibitors, visitors can also get free application photos, participate in lecture programs, get advice from career coaches, and browse job advertisements. The visitors are primarily students, graduates, and working professionals who are interested in an open and inclusive working world. The STICKS & STONES fair is a fantastic opportunity to learn about career options, to network, and to celebrate diversity in professional life. The Palladium in Cologne, where the fair is held, with its central location in Cologne, provides an ideal setting for this innovative and groundbreaking event.

The Sticks & Stones in Cologne took place on Saturday, 20. January 2024.

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Local time:
09:34 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Palladium Cologne,
Schanzenstr. 40, 51063 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
Uhlala GmbH
Wichertstr. 9a
10439 Berlin, Germany
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Past editions:
  • 20. January 2024

Fair location:

Palladium Cologne,
Schanzenstr. 40, 51063 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Where does the Sticks & Stones taking place?
The Sticks & Stones fair takes place in Cologne, at the Palladium Cologne.

When is the Sticks & Stones taking place?
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How often does the Sticks & Stones take place?
The Sticks & Stones takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Sticks & Stones?
The Sticks & Stones is an exhibition for Careers, Job and Contact Forums.