The Equity and Diversity Conference is an annual event hosted by the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity at the University of North Texas. The conference brings together hundreds of students, educators and professionals who are committed to equity, access, and inclusion in higher education, but is also open to any community members interested in diversity and inclusion topics.
Each year the conference is keynoted by a speaker with relevant knowledge, skills, and experience related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or social justice. Past speakers have included Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Hill Harper, and Soledad O’Brien. See below for a list of past conference speakers.
Due to the popularity of our conference, we live streamed the Welcome and Inclusive Excellence Award presentation, Howard J. Ross lunchtime keynote address, and Social Justice keynote with Dr. Jalane Schmidt (See Conference Schedule at a Glance for details). We plan to stream our 2020 conference next year as well!