Featured Keynote Speaker

Dr. James L. Moore

Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

The Ohio State University

 

Dr. James L. Moore III is the vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University. Dr. Moore is also the first executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male and the inaugural Education and Human Ecology Distinguished Professor of Urban Education. From 2015 to 2017, he served as a program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, and, from 2011 to 2015, he was an associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University.

An internationally-recognized researcher, Dr. Moore’s research focuses on school counseling, gifted education, urban education, higher education, multicultural education and counseling, and STEM education. He is also renowned for his work on African American males, and throughout his career, he has received numerous prestigious awards, honors, and distinctions.

Agenda now available!

The conference program has now been updated.  Please click on the “CONFERENCE AGENDA” tab above to view the full schedule.

A couple of reminders:

  • We only have a few rooms remaining in our hotel block.  We encourage you to make your reservation soon.
  • Conference registration closes on February 28, 2020

Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Updates for December 2019

Hotel Booking:

The issue with booking hotel rooms on Wednesday, 3/25/2020, has now been resolved. If you continue to experience difficulties in booking your rooms in the conference’s hotel block, please contact the planning team to let us know.

Conference Registration – Step 1:

If you experience any issues with registering for the conference, please check the guidance found on our conference registration page. You are able to register under the name of your team’s executive director. If you are still unable to process your conference registration, please reach out to the 2020 Big Ten Corporate and Foundation Relations Conference planning committee: big10@osu.edu / 614-292-2122. We will be happy to assist you through this process!

Conference Registration – Step 2:

For those individuals who have already completed Step 1 of the registration process, we will be sending out the survey for the Step 2 Conference Registration process the first week of January. This survey is where we will collect your name and title, dietary restrictions, and field of expertise (corporate, foundation, or both). Please keep an eye out for any messages sent to you from our big10@osu.edu email address.

A few quick updates related to conference and hotel registration

Please note that the deadline to book your hotel rooms is now January 21st. Please follow the instructions on this page to book your rooms for the upcoming conference. We are aware that some individuals have experienced difficulties booking hotel rooms on Wednesday, 3/25/2020. Please note that we are working to resolve this issue with the hotel now. You are able to book your trip for the remainder of the time (3/26/20). If you decide to book for 3/26/20 now, we will share an email out to the entire community once the issue with Wednesday night has been resolved. Please reach out to our conference planning team if you have any questions/concerns (big10@osu.edu).

If you experience any issues with registering for the conference, please check the guidance found on our conference registration page. You are able to register under the name of your team’s executive director. If you are still unable to process your conference registration, please reach out to the 2020 Big Ten Corporate and Foundation Relations Conference planning committee: big10@osu.edu / 614-292-2122. We will be happy to assist you through this process!

For those individuals who have already completed Step 1 of the registration process, we will be sending out the survey for the Step 2 Conference Registration process in the coming weeks. This is where we will collect your name and title, dietary restrictions, and field of expertise (corporate, foundation, or both). Please keep an eye out for any messages sent to you from big10@osu.edu.

Welcome to the 2020 Big Ten Corporate and Foundation Relations Conference Website

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Big Ten Corporate and Foundation Relations Conference that will be held in Chicago, IL, March 26-27, 2020. Detailed information related to conference registration, hotel booking, getting around and exploring Chicago, and a schedule of the day’s proceedings can be found through the navigation bar above.

Please check back periodically, or subscribe using the functionality on the right-hand side, for conference updates. If you subscribe with your email address, the website will email you any time new information is posted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the 2020 Big Ten CFR Conference organizing team. Our contact information is included below:

Office of Foundation Relations and Office of Corporate Relations
The Ohio State University
1480 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221
big10@osu.edu
To register: 1-800-678-6011 / For other assistance: (614) 292-2122

We look forward to hosting you at this event in March 2020!