Growing Your Excellence in Inclusion
shares opportunities to highlight examples of inclusive excellence on your campus. Be sure to nominate a D&I initiative, program or project for one of the following awards, explore external funding opportunities from foundations and other grant-making entities, or participate in D&I professional development opportunities.
The Ford Foundation
DEADLINE: N/A Rolling Submissions Accepted
The Ford Foundation is open to new ideas to address inequality and invites the submission of ideas online. Funding program areas are based on seven areas that challenge inequality: entrenched Cultural Narratives, Failure to Invest in And Protect Vital Public Goods, Unfair Rules of the Economy, Unequal Access to Government, and Persistent Prejudice and Discrimination. To address and respond to these areas, the foundation makes grants in seven interconnected areas to help challenge inequality: Civic Engagement and Government; Creativity and Free Expression; Future of Work(ers); Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice; Just Cities and Regions; Natural Resources and Climate Change; and Technology and Society.
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Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC)
Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
February 14–16, 2020
Western Michigan University, 1903 Western Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
MBLGTACC is an annual conference held to connect, educate and empower queer and trans+ college students, faculty and staff around the Midwest and beyond. It has attracted advocates and thought leaders including
; and entertainers and artists including
J Mase III
. To date, MBLGTACC is America’s largest and oldest continuously-held conference for queer and trans+ college students. This event is hosted by student organizers from Western Michigan University and remains proudly student run.
ISLSP and CIBER Language Conference
International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes (ISLSP)
Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
March 6–7, 2020
UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies is hosting its 5th ISLSP and CIBER Business Language Conference. The purpose of this conference is to move forward within Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) exploring developments and innovation in research, practice and curriculum. There will be keynote speakers, Next Generation LSP Scholars, activities, and much more.
Diversity Abroad Conference – AMPLIFYING VOICES: Moving from Rhetoric to Systemic Change
Global Student Leadership Summit and the Strategic Leadership Forum
March 14–17, 2020
New Orleans, LA
Since 2013, the annual Diversity Abroad Conference – along with the Global Student Leadership Summit and the Strategic Leadership Forum – has constituted the most comprehensive national forum on issues of access, diversity, equity and inclusion in global education. In March 2020, over 700 education professionals, student leaders, employers, and leading graduate programs will meet in New Orleans, LA to chart a path forward to reach a shared vision – to support student academic success, interpersonal growth and career readiness through equitable access to global educational opportunities. The goal: that the next generation of young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to be academically, personally and professionally successful in the 21st-century interconnected world.
NADOHE’s 14th Annual Conference – Leading with Renewed Activism: Crossing Borders and Bridging Communities
National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)
March 11–14, 2020
InterContinental San Diego Hotel, 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101
NADOHE’s annual conference serves as a reminder that social change is obtained through collective action that encompasses not only our local communities but broader global communities as well. We need to lead with renewed activism that disrupts the current divisive rhetoric and policies that reinforce inequities within our institutions and society.
The Power of Collective Action - 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130
AAC&U’s 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success conference, The Power of Collective Action, will focus on building coalitions and breaking down institutional silos that often have divided and isolated those seeking to build just and equitable campuses and communities. This conference will be action-oriented and focused on practical strategies for creating institutions that reflect the diverse and equitable society we seek to create.
AAC&U invites students, educators, policymakers, and administrators from all campus sectors to participate in this conference that will prioritize collective and shared responsibility for change. The conference will highlight the use of reflective and action-oriented dialogue, which recognizes and values everyone’s potential to contribute to the institutional change needed to help transform our society.
AAAED National Conference and Annual Meeting – Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED)
June 6–10, 2020
Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
AAAED's national conference and meeting will include plenary sessions, workshops and other opportunities for professional development and networking. The theme for 2020 is Turning Obstacles into Opportunities and will include an acknowledgment of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The conference and annual meeting will provide attendees with presentations that promote creative, innovative strategies and cutting-edge research to enhance equity and diversity in higher education, government and the private sector. The professional development offerings are intended to help individuals who are new in their jobs or experienced individuals seeking updated information to stay competitive in the profession. AAAED, formerly the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), is a national nonprofit association of professionals working in areas of equal opportunity, compliance and diversity. AAAED has 45 years of leadership in providing professional training to members by equipping them to be more successful and productive in their careers.