About the National Conference
on Diversity, Race & Learning
Monday, May 7, 2018:
The NCDRL Pre-Conference Diversity Training Sessions will be led by some of the top experts, educators, trainers, and leaders in their respective fields who have focused their research and professional careers on the understanding and development of best practices in the realms of diversity, equity and inclusion. The training will feature a nationally recognized and respected motivational speaker to round out the sessions. Each registrant for the training will receive a certificate denoting their participation in and successful completion of Diversity Training for the day.
New this conference, directly following Monday's training sessions, those who register will have the option to take part in a Special Dinner with a distinguished keynote speaker. This will provide attendees with the opportunity to continue discussions from their preceding sessions and network with their peers from across the region and nation. Please note that this is a limited engagement with capped seating.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (Main Day):
We will be honored to have an additional powerhouse figure in the STEM arena as it pertains to equity and inclusion. Candi Castleberry Singleton is the Vice President of Intersectionality, Culture & Diversity (ICD) for the tech and social media giant Twitter. Ms. Castleberry Singleton has long been an agent for change, a visionary and a proven leader as she now spearheads the new #GrowTogether strategies both internally and on the massive platform used across the globe. She is also the founder of the award winning Dignity & Respect Campaign, which is dedicated to helping organizations create and refine environments and institutional cultures to become more inclusive, august, and respectful, valuing other/different perspectives, lifestyles and cultures.
The Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning (NCDRL) at The Ohio State University is one of the university's most comprehensive conferences that focus on issues of diversity, cultural inclusion and acceptance. In accordance with the university's philosophy and mission of Ohio State's Office of Diversity and Inclusion along with numerous Big 10 diversity initiatives, 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.
The NCDRL is scheduled for the first Monday & Tuesday of May each year. Each day features a nationally recognizable speaker/trainer.