Diversity & Equity Conferences



This page lists conferences that focus on the themes of diversity and equity.

Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LBGTQ Students and Studies . In this conference, you will not only address a variety of factors that have contributed to excluding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues from academic study and student life; but you will also explore strategies to make our campuses more inclusive for all students. Through five preconference workshops and forty concurrent interactive sessions, you will have the opportunity to examine strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities. This will be among the first national conferences in higher education to focus on LGBTQ concerns by seeking connections across academic and student affairs, across kinds of diversities, across disciplines, and across LGBTQ subfields. Join us in dialogue to create greater inclusion for all members of our campus communities as well as enrich the quality of education and scholarship in higher education. For more information: http://expandingthecircle.com/

Annual New England Conference on Multicultural Education: PK-12 and Higher Education. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine ways to reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation; learn about innovative programs that infuse multicultural education into the curriculum; highlight the work of exceptional individuals and programs engaged in teaching tolerance; discuss effective strategies in implementing multicultural education; encourage excellence in teaching and learning to meet students' diverse needs; and explore working toward more equitable schools and communities. For more information: http://necme.org/

Annual Black, Brown & College Bound Summit entitled Meeting the Challenge of Higher Education. Focuses on preparing and empowering African-American and Latino males for success in a global society. Participants will be challenged to become change agents and empowered to overcome barriers to success. The ever-changing demands in a global society call for African-American and Latino males to be prepared to lead. The professional thematic tracks will examine the influence of race, language and ethnic identity factors on cultural understanding. In addition, they will have an opportunity to explore academic models featuring international perspectives in curriculum and program development. For more information: http://www.hccfl.edu/bbcb.aspx

The Future of Diversity and Opportunity in Higher Education: A National Forum on Innovation and Collaboration. This groundbreaking conference is sponsored by the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Columbia University; and the College Board. Focuses on innovative initiatives and research designed to build the networks and collaborations crucial to expanding participation, increasing diversity and closing the opportunity gap in higher education. Particular attention will be given to understanding how to build the architecture to sustain institutional change, develop institutional collaborations and leverage networks. In addition to a dozen distinct plenary and concurrent sessions, this conference provides abundant opportunities for networking both in and across multiple disciplines. For more information: http://www.futurediversity.com/

Annual White Privilege Conference. The annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) serves as a yearly opportunity to examine and explore difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy and oppression. WPC provides a forum for critical discussions about diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege/oppression. WPC is recognized as a challenging, empowering and educational experience. The workshops, keynotes and institutes not only inform participants, but engage and challenge them, while providing practical tips and strategies for combating inequality. The WPC is pleased to announce the initiation of the WPC Youth Leadership Conference!" For more information: http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). The annual NCORE conference scope is comprehensive and includes topics such as institutional change; recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body; enhancing the quality of life for culturally diverse students on predominantly white campuses; understanding and valuing differences; enhancing teaching and learning in culturally diverse classroom environments; enhancing positive outcomes of cultural diversity on campus; managing and preventing incidents of racial and ethnic conflict on campus; understanding and meeting the unique needs of different racial and ethnic groups on campus; creating valuable linkages between the university and the community; and unique racial and ethnic conditions and experiences. For more information: http://www.ncore.ou.edu/index.html

Last Modified: 6/10/16