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NOVEMBER 12 - 13, 2020
November 12 - 13, 2020

About the Conference

Having designed this conference originally at the end of 2019, we are delighted that nearly all of the speakers scheduled for the original event remain eager to share their insights and experiences virtually in the fall.

However, so much has changed since.  First, COVID19 transformed work and society and its impact will inform the discussions we have in November.  Then the demonstrations for racial equity and justice across the country in the wake of the tragic killing of George Floyd demanded that we make what is happening a major part of our discussions.   These are uncertain times and we all have to find ways to ensure we are working hard to build a future based on justice, respect, understanding and love for one another. 

As a D&I leader, you stand at the heart of your organization’s efforts to do just that and we are adding sessions to the agenda to help you rise to this challenge.  Also all our original speakers will update their sessions to ensure they are providing perspectives of immediate value to you in your workplace.

We have added Zoom based sessions at the end of each of the three days of the event.  Dubbed “D&I OVERTIME” these will be town hall type forums featuring leading experts and small group discussions that will explore critical issues.  The first will be on RACE, the second PRIVILEGE with the third covering our original theme of BELONGING

That original central– Belonging – has now taken on even greater urgency.  But recent events have reminded us that it is only possible to achieve this if we first address the fundamental issues of equity and justice.

We are working continuously and tirelessly to ensure the agenda in the fall reflects the urgency of this moment and events as they unfold till then.   In the meantime, The Conference Board are holding several consultations with a range of stakeholders to explore how we can begin to heal the wounds of the past, address the injustices of the present, and together build a better future for all.

 Who Should Attend

  • CDOs and C-Level executives
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Talent Management
    • Human Resources
  • Professionals with responsibility for:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Organization Culture
    • Leadership Development
    • Employee Engagement
    • Learning
    • Succession Planning
    • Program Managers
    • Learning and Development
    • Employee Relations
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Global Business, Ethics and Integrity
    • Total Rewards

Things to do Now:

1. Register
This event is free for members ($595 for non-members). Register now to join us for the live virtual event and to receive a link to watch later on-demand.

2. Get Involved:
Speaking Opportunities:
Sponsorship Opportunities:
Marketing Partnerships:
Group Registrations: 

Adetoro Adegbola, Program Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Etsy

Nadine Augusta, Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Goldman Sachs

Susanne Bruyere, Director, Professor of Disability Studies, Cornell University

Janessa Cox-Irvin, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, AllianceBernstein

Jen Emira, PMP, Senior Employee Experiences PM, Accessibility, Co-Chair, disAbility ERG, Microsoft

Salka Fernandez, Design Director, J&J Solutions

Leslie Funk, Workplace Program Associate, Tanenbaum

Lisa Gutierrez, VP & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Indiana University Health

Yariela Kerr-Donovan, Senior Director, Department of Human Resources, Strategic Workforce Development, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Antonette Ligons, Program Manager, Information Technology, Cisco

Tariq Malik, Director, Employee Relations / Diversity Analytics, Target

Tanya Meisenholder, Deputy Commissioner, Equity and Inclusion, New York City Police Department

Natasha Miller Williams, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Ferrara Candy Company

Ruth Rathblott, President and CEO, Harlem Educational Activities Fund

Jenny Sichel, Link 20 Program Coordinator, Ruderman Family Foundation

Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer, Vayner Media

Adrianne Smith, Global Director of Inclusion and Diversity, WPP

Lisa Smith-Strother, VP, Global Head of Employer & Diversity Brand, Relx

Brad Wagner, Director of External Partnerships & ERGs, Target

Kellie Walenciak, Global Head of Communications, Televerde

Namrata Yadav, SVP, Global Head of Inclusion Strategy, Bank of America

Olga Yakimakho, Director, Leadership and Organizational Development, Special Olympics International

Julie Yoon, Consultant, DDI


All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

Supporting Sponsors
AARP - Diversity & Inclusion 2020 - Supporting Sponsor
Ibis Consulting Group
Maven Clinic - D&I 2020 2020 - Supporting Sponsor
Associate Sponsors
DDI - D&I 2020 - Associate Sponsor
Limeade - D&I 2020 - Associate Sponsorship
Neuroleadership Institute - D&I 2020 - Associate Sponsor
Rethink Benefits
SeekOut - D&I 2020 - Associate Sponsor
The Moxie Exchange
Marketing Partner
2020 DIComm
2020 WPD Partnership
ILF 2020 Partnership





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