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Join us Tuesday June 8th and Wednesday June 9th for a showcase unlike any other, featuring today's top voices addressing issues shaping the diversity, equity and inclusion conversation. Get ready for four keynotes, six panels, over 150 speaker spotlights and more!


Featured Keynotes

John Quiñones
ABC News Veteran & Host of What Would You Do

June 8th
11:30am - 12:00pm EDT

Maria Hinojosa
Emmy-Winning Journalist & Executive Producer of NPR's Latino USA

June 8th
2:30pm - 2:50pm EDT

Juju Chang
Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC’s Nightline

June 9th
11:30am - 11:55am EDT

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
NYT Bestselling Author & Chair of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies

June 9th
2:10pm - 2:35pm EDT

Exciting Panel Discussions

Bringing DEI Into the Classroom & Beyond

June 8th, 12:05am - 12:45pm EDT

Moderated by:

Dr. Ron Whitaker
Freedom Fighter, Critical Scholar & Equity Strategist


Michael Sorrell
Transformative College President
& Higher Ed Innovator

Johnnetta Cole
President Emerita of Spelman College
& Bennett College for Women

Yong Zhao
Globalization & Education Expert

Building Back Together:
A Disability-Inclusive Post-COVID World
June 8th, 12:50pm - 1:30pm EDT

Moderated by:

Mickey Rowe
Founder & Artistic Director of National Disability Theatre


Heather Abbott
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor
& Amputee

Mario Arnauz Bonds
Blind Singer-Songwriter & Motivator

Patrick "Blake" Leeper
Olympic/Paralympic Games Medalist
& Double Amputee

The Business Case for Diversity

June 8th, 1:35pm - 2:25pm EDT

Moderated by:

Natalie Edwards
Chief Diversity Officer, National Grid


Tony Byers
Former Director, Global Diversity
& Inclusion, Starbucks

Debra Lee
Chairman & CEO Emeritus,
BET Networks

Maryam Banikarim
Head of Marketing, Nextdoor
& Renowned Global CMO

Achieving Health Equity & Why It Matters

June 9th, 11:55pm - 12:35pm EDT

Moderated by:

Dr. Talithia Williams
Host of PBS Series NOVA Wonders


Dr. Jerome Adams
20th U.S. Surgeon General

Dr. Esther Choo
Professor at Oregon Health & Science University & Founding Member for TIME’S UP Healthcare

Dr. Nii Addy
Neuroscientist, Yale Professor
& Mental Health Advocate

The Fight Continues:
Building a Hate-Free World
June 9th, 12:40pm - 1:20pm EDT

Moderated by:

Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins
Writer & Social Justice Educator Focused on Gender, Race & Media


Cleve Jones
Author & LGBTQ Activist

Sandra Lawson
 Rabbi & Sociologist

Ryan Jamaal Swain
Star of Pose & LGBTQIA+ Activist

The Black Family:
Representation, Identity & Diversity
June 9th, 1:25pm - 2:05pm EDT

Moderated by:

Erika Prahl
Director of Equity & Inclusion, Middlesex School


Ilyasah Shabazz
Daughter of Malcolm X,
Professor & Author

Ndaba Mandela
Grandson of Nelson Mandela
& Founder of Africa Rising Foundation

Nontombi Naomi Tutu
Daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Race & Gender Justice Activist



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