Featured Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Candi Castleberry Singleton
Intersectionality, Culture, & Diversity (ICD)
A visionary, change-agent, Candi Castleberry Singleton leads the new #GrowTogether strategy focused on ICD internally and on the platform. She is also the founder of the award-winning Dignity & Respect Campaign, which has helped organizations create environments of dignity and respect.
Business acumen developed from leading teams in operations and experience in sales and product marketing at Xerox Corporation shapes her approach to partnering with business and community leaders to build sustainable practices for the workplace and community. She has developed successful strategies and initiatives in technology, telecommunications, and healthcare including Sun Microsystems, Motorola, and UPMC.
As an experienced diversity and inclusion leader, she created The Bolt-On to Built-In Model™ featured in her chapter of Crossing the Divide: Intergroup Leadership in a World of Difference (Harvard Business School Press). The model has helped her transition companies from compliance-driven processes led by HR to integrated activities that shift the responsibility for achieving an inclusive culture to every employee.
Candi has served as adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She received an MBA from Pepperdine, a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, and completed the Stanford Executive Human Resources program. She is @candi on Twitter.
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
Founder, America & MOORE, llc
Director, The Privilege Institute
Director, The National White Privilege Conference
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops.
Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K-16. His interview with Wisconsin Public Radio won the 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's Best Interview in Medium Market Radio, 1st Place, and he is featured in the film “I’m not Racist...Am I?”
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., currently serves as Director of The Privilege Institute (TPI) and The National White Privilege Conference (WPC), both founded under his direction to provide opportunities and possibilities for research, publications, speaking and collaborations by those committed to true social and institutional change. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa and under his direction and inclusive relationship model the White Privilege Conference has become one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership.
In 2014 Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute, which engages people in research, education, action and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications and collaborative partnerships and relationships. The non-profit umbrella organization now includes not only the White Privilege Conference but also a fully on-line peer reviewed journal, “Understanding and Dismantling Privilege,” of which Dr. Moore is a founding editor, a Speakers Bureau for speaker connections, research opportunities for social justice and collaboration opportunities through outreach and service-learning. The Black Male Think Tank meets yearly at The White Privilege Conference and is committed to being a visible and community-based asset to the lives of young black males and providing them with the Action, Serving, Healing, Innovating, Educating, Loving and Developing that “affirms their existence, cultivates their excellence, supports their development, raises their consciousness and protects them from white supremacy and other forms of oppression.”*
Dr. Moore is co-editor of Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories and the forthcoming on-line workbook, The White Women’s Guide to Teaching Black Males. Future working publications include an autobiography and a guide to those who wish to pursue opportunities as diversity consultants. He is committed not only to his personal message of building relationships through Understanding, Respecting and Connecting but to also working with those committed to issues of social justice and inequity finding their voice in the fight.
The leadership style essential to Dr. Moore’s mission is grounded in relationships, a commitment to lifelong learning, academic excellence, and garnering skills for living in a diverse society. He firmly believes we must work together as a team as opposed to in a system based in power. Relationships are born when people are personally involved in the outcomes and understand that everyone around them is also personally invested. Building character is essential and instilling in students, faculty and staff, administration, community members, organizations and society the strength to believe in themselves and their ability to impact on others is key. Engaging in community and service learning helps students and communities understand the world is not centered on them and they must take an active role in their community and the global community.
Come join the movement, come build a relationship, come build a society fighting for the rights of all people, come help us do MOORE. Let’s do it together.
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PAST CONFERENCES & SPEAKERS:
23nd Annual: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Theme: Transcendence: Overcoming Our Past and Embracing Our Diverse Futures
Keynote Speaker: Chris Howard, PhD
Pre-Conference Speaker: Eddie Moore Jr., PhD (May 1, 2017)
22nd Annual: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Theme: All Things Being Unequal: Achieving Equity & Inclusion in This Generation
Keynote Speaker: Marc A. Nivet, EdD
Pre-Conference Speaker: Peggy McIntosh, PhD (May 3, 2016)
21st Annual: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Theme: When Academe Meet Corporate: STEMing the Global Landscape of Education, Diversity & Inclusion
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Cantor, PhD
Pre-Conference Speaker: Debby Irving (May 4, 2015)
20th Annual: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Theme: “SOS!”: Summoning Our Strength for the Future of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Keynote Speaker: Julian Castro
Pre-Conference Speaker: Timothy J. Wise (May 5, 2014)
19th Annual: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Theme: Prognosis Diversity: Prescription for Making America Whole
Speakers: Richard H. Carmona, MD
Pre-Conference Speaker: Timothy J. Wise (May 6, 2013)
18th Annual: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Theme: The Journey of Change: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Uncertain Times
Speaker: Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
17th Annual: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Theme: Shifting Paradigms: Progressive Pathways to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Speaker: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
16th Annual: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Theme: A Decade for Diversity: How Far We've Come, How Far We've Left to Go?
Speaker: Dr. bell hooks
15th Annual: Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Theme: Beyond the Diversity Rhetoric: Academic, Corporate & Community Responsibility
Speaker: Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
14th Annual: Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Theme: From "Excellence to Eminence": Establishing an Academic & Community Diversity Legacy
Speakers: Dr. Henry Cisneros & Dr. Marvalene Hughes
13th Annual: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Theme: Diversity: A Journey of Challenge & Collaboration (Commitment or Rhetoric)
Speakers: Dr. Lani Guinier & Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo
12th Annual: Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Theme: 2006 & Beyond" Creating a Diversity Collaboration
Speakers: The Honorable Kweisi Mfume & Angela Oh, Esq.
11th Annual: Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Theme: Liberty & Justice for All: Empowerment & Inclusion
Speakers: Connie Rice, Esq. & Frank Wu, Esq.
10th Annual: Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Theme: Communicating Diversity: Implementation, Impact & Outcome
Speakers: Dr. Mary Berry & Dr. Manning Marable