National Land-Grant Diversity Conference

Intentional Connections: Education & Application in a World of Differences
February 14-16, 2018

Registration Cost:
$65    Pre-Conference  (Feb. 14)
$195    Conference  (Feb. 15-16)

About the Conference
The Conference is hosted by five land-grant universities from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. It is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff from Cooperative Extension, research, and academic programs; private and public university representatives; K-12 educators; community outreach leaders; health and social services professionals; employers and supervisors; human resource staff; elected and appointed officials; and all others wanting to expand diversity efforts and increase cultural understanding in their communities and workplaces.
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Seminar On Wheels
Brand NEW this Year – Travel by charter bus to sites throughout Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati that were important in the march to freedom during the time of underground railroad.  The tour features a visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and includes a delicious four course meal at the famous Hofbräuhaus in Newport Kentucky.  Seminar limited to 45 participants.

Registration is open! (Early bird $195 special deadline is January 15.) Click here to register.

Pre-Conference: Join us a day early (Feb. 14) for a tour (transportation and lunch included) of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and other sites, plus a 4-course meal at the famous Hofbräuhaus. Only $65. Limited to 45 participants!

Keynote Address:  Karima Samadi and the Ohio State University Kirwan Institute. Hear Karima’s story (immigration, integration, and inclusion). Participate in a World Cafe discussion (personal reflection, storytelling), and civic engagement training.

Capnote Address: Jasmine Roberts, Ohio State University School of Communication, strategic communication lecturer and author of “Writing of Strategic Communication Industries,” an openly-licensed textbook and writing guide for those interested in the strategic communication field. Topic: Open Education: Accessible and Affordable, Unrestricted and Open for All.

International Banquet:  Thursday evening will feature unique dishes from four parts of the globe.  The hotel chef is a master at preparing a wide array of international dishes.

The goal of this diversity conference is to learn more about ourselves and others, to network, and to link resources to integrate diversity into programs, policies and practices for creating community well-being.


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