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Advancing Diversity Mid-Year Summit

Advancing Diversity Mid-Year Summit

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Friday, January 17, 2020
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

The Advancing Diversity-Mid Year Summit is an InclusiveVT Touchpoint event. Diversity stakeholders gather to discuss compelling concerns and share best practices occurring across campus. The event includes lightening discussions, poster exhibits of best practices across campus, and information on upcoming events.

Download the Full Program Schedule here.

Download Advancing Diversity Mid-Year Summit slide deck here.

Poster of your best practice diversity and inclusion program. 

Registration opens November 1

Keynote Speakers

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands
Timothy Sands

Timothy Sands
Virginia Tech President

Dr. Abigail Stewart
Dr. Abigail Stewart

Dr. Abigail Stewart
Chair of Gender and Feminist Psychology
Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
Co-author of An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence, with Virginia Valian


Friday, January 17, 2020   

8:00 - 9:00   Registration and Refreshments
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome
9:10 - 9:30 President Sands: Progress Toward an Inclusive Campus
9:30 - 10:00 Respondent: Dr. Abigail Stewart
10:00 - 10:30 Panel Conversation: : Dr. Stewart, Laura Belmonte, Roseanne Foti, Wanda J. Smith
10:30 - 11:00 Break with poster exhibit
11:00 - 11:15 Inclusive Climate and students
11:15 - 11:45  Meet the Cultural Community Center Directors
11:45 - 12:30 Table Discussions
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch and Poster Exihibt
2:00 - 3:30 Lightening Workshops
2:00 - 3:30 Conversation with Dr. Abigail Stewart (by invitation)
3:30 - 4:00 Concluding Remarks