About the Conference

National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning

DIVERSITY IS A VERB: The Journey to Equity & Inclusive Excellence

The National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning (NCDRL) is one of the university's most comprehensive conferences that focuses on issues of diversity, cultural inclusion and acceptance. We host this conference to strengthen and make new strides toward the goal of meaningful change. The conference offers a multi-leveled examination of "diversity" as a concept and its implementation within institutions of higher education, the corporate world, the religious community, the larger community, including public service. The themes examine, through participant discourse, ways to effectively bridge the economic, political and socio-educational divides that continue to be pertinent in the American social landscape and beyond.

May 4 – 5, 2020
The Ohio State University
Hale Hall & Fawcett Conference Center

Monday, May 4th h
Pre-Conference Diversity Training Sessions

9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Hale Hall
154 W. 12th Avenue | Columbus, OH

Featured Trainer
Tracie N. Ransom, Esq., Founder of Ransom Strategies Group LLC

Including: Other selected distinguished trainers

Special Keynote Dinner

6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.
The Faculty Club
181 S. Oval Drive | Columbus, OH

Featured Speaker: TBD

Tuesday, May 5th h
Main Conference Breakout Sessions

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fawcett Conference Center
2400 Olentangy River Road | Columbus, OH

Featured Keynote
Caroline Wanga, Chief Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Vice President, Human Resources | Target

Including: 18+ sessions guided by leaders & experts in their respective fields.