Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference

It Takes S.T.E.A.M. to Fuel the Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Friday, November 15th at BASF North America Headquarters Florham Park, NJ

Each year the American Conference on Diversity partners with an institution of higher education to bring together educators, students, business leaders, and community members to discuss issues central to educating and empowering leaders and emerging leaders in higher education and the workplace.

The 2019 Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference will be hosted at BASF North America Headquarters on Friday, November 15th from 9am to 3pm . This full-day conference features dynamic speakers and breakout sessions as well as addressing critical diversity challenges in academia, the community and in workplaces. The conference is open to college students as well as corporate and community leaders.

Registration Fee:  $65 per/person  ($35 for students with valid ID)

To register and pay online- Click on Donate Button and select Diversity Issues in Higher Education

Advance Registration Required. No onsite registration. Photo ID required at check-in. DEADLINE: Nov. 4th 




Purchase Order request must be submitted to Gloria at Gloria@AmericanConferenceOnDiversity.org by Oct. 15.

Exhibitor Tables (non-solicitation) and Sponsorships are available. DEADLINE: Oct. 30 Sponsorship Form 2019

Directions to BASF

It Takes S.T.E.A.M. to Fuel the Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Concurrent Workshop Themes

  • Unrecognized Racism and Permission to Ignore: The World of Whiteness and Illusion of RACE
  • Unpacking Encounters with Micro/Macro Aggressions
  • Global Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Pathways to STEAM careers for Under-Represented Student Populations

Student Panel

  • Under-Represented Students: The Struggles Within S.T.E.A.M.

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Previous Conference Themes

  • 2000 – Holding Higher Education Accountable: Diversity in Real Life
  • 2001 – Human Relations Skills in the Workplace
  • 2003 – Human Relations Skills in the Workplace
  • 2004 – Diversity, Privilege and Empowerment: Tools to Make a Difference
  • 2005 – Campus Diversity: Past, Present and Beyond – a 5 year overview
  • 2007 – Educating for Inclusive Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders for Change.
  • 2008 – Celebrating Community with a Purpose: From the Environmental to the Interpersonal
  • 2009 – Diversity Initiatives: Facing the Challenges of Tough Times Diversity Issues in Higher Education Planning Guide
  • 2010 – Celebrating a Decade of Inclusion: Transition Troops to College and the Workplace
  • 2011 – A Dream Deferred? Black and Latino Males in College and the Workplace
  • 2012 – Who Has the Access C.O.D.E.: Positioning a Generation for the Best Careers, Opportunities, and Diversity through Education
  • 2013 – Bridging the Digital Divide: Equity, Education, and Technology in the Global Marketplace
  • 2014 – The Changing Face of Diversity: Poverty, Education, Immigration, and Race
  • 2015 – Moving Beyond Words
  • 2016 – The Charge to Lead Diversity & Inclusion in a Climate of Globalization
  • 2017 – Making Meaning of Today’s Cultural Climate
  • 2018 – Diversity & Inclusion: Life and Death Matters

For more information contact us at DIHigherEducation@AmericanConferenceOnDiversity.org.  If you are interested in serving as a volunteer panelists, email your bio (500 words or less) to us at the email above for review by our planning committee.