Conference Location

University Union
Emerald Ballroom 314
1155 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

February 20, 2020

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About the Equity & Diversity Conference

The UNT Equity and Diversity Conference turns 20 on 02-20-2020! Join the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity for a day of professional development, networking, and coalition building. The conference includes keynote addresses and workshops from thought leaders around topics related to social justice, identity, equity and inclusion. Open to attendees at the University of North Texas and beyond, the conference seeks to broaden its scope by partnering with educational, non-profit, governmental, and corporate organizations to provide an enriching conference experience for those who participate in the conference on campus and via live stream.

What's new in 2020
  • New sponsorship levels and opportunities
  • An Equity and Diversity Career Fair in partnership with the Career Center
  • An engaging social media campaign
  • More efficient registration process
  • Expanded workshop capacity for more corporate-focused content

Questions About the Conference

For questions about the conference or its content, contact Jenny Roach (Jenny.Roach@unt.edu or 940-565-2908).

Conference Highlights

Click here to see photos from the 2019 conference!

Previous Conferences: 2019 | 2018 | 2017

Previous Keynote Speakers

Howard J. Ross
Howard J. Ross, Author, Washington Post Best Seller, Unconscious Bias Speaker
Dr. Jalane Schmidt
Dr. Jalane Schmidt, Religious Studies Professor, Black Lives Matter Activist
Rosa Clemente
Rosa Clemente, 2008 Green Party Vice Presidential candidate, community organizer, and journalist
Dr. D-L Stewart
Dr. D-L Stewart, Scholar, educator, and activist
Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Professor, TV Host, Speaker, Author
Joaquin Zihuatanejo
Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher

 

 

Dr. Derald Wing Sue
Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Educator

 

 

Lee Mun Wah
Lee Mun Wah, Documentary filmmaker, author, educator, and master diversity trainer
Vivica Fox
Vivica Fox, Actress, producer and television host

 

 

Don Lemon
Don Lemon, Journalist & Television Personality
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Head of Black Community Engagement, Google
Cuc Vu
Cuc Vu, Chief Diversity Officer for the Human Rights Campaign

 

 

Dan Savage
Dan Savage, author, journalist, and activist
John Legend
John Legend, Singer, songwriter, and actor
Chelle Luper Wilson
Chelle Luper Wilson, President, Power Moves Communications

 

 

Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien, National News Correspondent
Hill Harper
Hill Harper, Actor & Author
Tim Wise
Tim Wise, Author & Activist
Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart
Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Award-Winning Scholar