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2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

October 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm MDT

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Diversity & Inclusion Summit 2019:

Join us for the 5th annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit hosted by Boise State’s Blue Sky Institute!

The Blue Sky Institute hosts the Annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit each fall. The Summit seeks to invite a variety of community members in a discussion on how to unite efforts in moving forward to advocate for diverse perspectives and inclusive behaviors within the community. The Summit is open to all community members, including people involved in for-profit business; not-for-profit business; higher education (students and faculty/staff), government, and more!

More about the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Summit:

As an advocate for diverse perspectives and inclusive behaviors, you can be a leader in your community.

As an individual, advancing a diverse and inclusive community can feel like a daunting challenge. However, with a few targeted skills at your disposal, you can influence change, creating stronger and more inclusive environments. The Blue Sky Institute’s D&I Summit is ready to draw you into this important conversation. Thought leaders will come together to provide valuable insights and resources to support you as you work to incorporate a D&I mindset into your personal and business relationships.

Our communities consist of people and views from every imaginable perspective. By fostering a diverse and inclusive mindset, we have the opportunity to further unify our state and improve relationships. This builds a community that people want to be part of and better still to have one that makes them want to stay. Creating an equitable and inclusive environment helps attract and retain diverse populations to Idaho’s schools, businesses and can profoundly benefit your personal relationships as well.

The D&I summit will empower you to take an active role in shaping an inclusive culture through engaging in positive dialogue and creating environments where all points of view are shared, heard and respected.

Risha Grant Portrait

This years’ summit will also feature keynote speaker, Risha Grant, Award-Winning D&I Consultant, Author, and International Speaker! You will also have the opportunity to hear from Boise State University’s new president, Dr. Marlene Tromp who will provide a welcome message to kick off the day.

Throughout the summit, you will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions to ensure that you leave with the tools necessary to become a D&I advocate in your community! Following breakout sessions and keynote presentation, you will have the opportunity to network with other community members and other D&I leaders during our social hour to close the summit.

Learn more and register for the summit!