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"Elevating the Diversity & Inclusion Profession" Conference
If you can only attend one diversity and inclusion conference next year, you won't want to miss the inaugural "Elevating the Diversity and Inclusion Profession" extravaganza. Hosted by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP), the first global comprehensive association for the diversity and inclusion field, spanning all industries and sectors, this spectacular learning adventure will feature dynamic internationally renowned speakers, workshops, golfing, guest excursions, and much more-all set in a luxurious world-class tropical resort & spa!
Where: All-inclusive jaw-dropping Gran Melia Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
When: April 24-27, 2012
Mission: To identify salient issues that will shape the continued growth of the diversity and inclusion field, learn new strategies that will elevate the important work diversity and inclusion professionals do, and recharge the mind and spirit!
Who should register: All professionals in public and private sectors with diversity and inclusion as part of their job responsibilities as well as graduate students with diversity and inclusion interests
Conference highlights include:
Peer-to-peer networking and non-stop excitement beginning with an opening reception of live Latin music, salsa lessons, authentic Puerto Rican food, and more surprises.
Educational workshops led by luminaries in the diversity and inclusion field including: Roosevelt Thomas, Patricia Pope, John Fernandez, Lee Gardenswartz, Anita Rowe, Fred Miller, Judith Katz and many others.
Global learning opportunities among 31 breakout sessions where internationally renowned presenters from Spain, Australia, the Netherlands, and elsewhere will share thought-provoking global insights.
Historic Legends of Diversity Dinner, the first time ever that this distinguished group of 15 diversity and inclusion pioneers will be recognized in one location by their peers.
Relaxing Evening of Jazz, a special musical treat featuring performances by Marcus Anderson, Four80East, and Matt Marshak.
Adventurous guest excursions available through Gran Melia Resort, attendees can tour historic Old San Juan, soar over lush rainforests, snorkel, island hop, and unwind and rejuvenate with dozens of other adventures!
"Diversity and inclusion professionals fight the good fight each day of our careers. Everything about this conference, from the luxurious and serene location, to exciting evening events, to the dynamic motivational speakers, is designed to be a respite for diversity and inclusion professionals. It will be our oasis to gather and get energized!" says Dr. Caldwell. The list of internationally renowned motivational speakers that Dr. Caldwell mentions will be announced soon.
Register before Nov. 30 and SAVE! Early-bird registration is only $850 (for ISDIP members), $1,350 (for non-members), and $425 (for students).
For more info: http://www.diversityandinclusionprofessionals.org/conference.html.
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