30th Anniversary Conference
April 10-12, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

30th Anniversary Conference
April 10-12, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Plan your 2018 Conference Experience

Earvin "Magic" Johnson | Chairman & CEO
Magic Johnson Enterprises

Featured Keynote Speaker

Bold Moves: Running Point Toward Equity and Inclusion

In a world where the game is constantly shifting, how do we adapt and adjust to the demands of our roles as leaders? Now more than ever issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion create tensions that challenge our personal and professional commitments and the ability to see the big picture. Earvin “Magic” Johnson demonstrates what it takes to push boundaries and expand investments toward change. His message includes tangible experiences of working with large and small businesses to disrupt the status quo with bold moves that meet the changing cultural needs of communities and consumers. He challenges each of us to be personally accountable by asking the question: “What will you do to power the future?”

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3-hour Seminars

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion‘s Annual Conference hosts deep-dive sessions on Day 1 related to Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. Levels vary from introductory through advanced on a variety of topics. April 10, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Pre-registration commitment is required.

Day 1 Seminars are 3 hours long and give attendees an opportunity to do a complete deep dive into a specific D&I topic of interest. These sessions are designed to equip leaders at any level to increase their confidence and effectiveness in forming and leading inclusive strategies.

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60-minute Stretch Workshops

Kick start your day or rejuvenate your afternoon by stretching your personal and professional mindsets and skill sets. These workshops are 60 minutes of fresh, fast-paced, energized and informative thinking about real people, real work and real-time initiatives. Morning Stretch Workshops are held on April 11 and 12 at 8:00 am. Afternoon Stretch Workshops are held on April 11 at 2:15 pm at the same time as the 90-minute Workshops – so as you create your schedule and make choices about what to attend, please consider attending a few of these as well. Pre-registration commitment is helpful for planning your conference experience, but is not required. Workshops are seated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event.

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90-minute Workshops

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion‘s Annual Conference offers the world’s most extensive offerings of workshops related to Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. Held on April 11 and 12, each workshop is 90 minutes long. With a variety of topics and tracks – there’s something for everyone! See schedule of events for times and room locations. Pre-registration commitment is helpful for planning your conference experience, but is not required. Workshops are seated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event.

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20-minute Spotlight Sessions

If you love “TED Talks” – then the Spotlight Series is for you! The Spotlight Stage is a platform for 20-minute presentations featuring points of view on trending topics that challenge status quo thinking. The Spotlight Sessions take place in the Forum Marketplace at the same time as the 90-minute Workshops – so as you create your schedule and make choices about what to attend, please consider attending a few of these as well. April 11 and 12, see schedule of events for details. Pre-registration commitment is helpful for planning your conference experience, but is not required. Sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event.

Sponsored by

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Learning Labs

Innovative Learning Labs offer an alternative learning option for those that want an up close and personal, hands-on interactive experience with trending topics in the Diversity & Inclusion space. Learning Labs are hosted by experts who help you exercise fresh thinking, access relevant tools, and stimulate new approaches to workplace inclusion. Learning Labs are held on April 11 and 12 at 8:00 am in the Forum Marketplace. Pre-registration commitment is helpful for planning your conference experience, but is not required. Learning Labs are open discussions held in the Forum Marketplace.

Thank you to Target for being the 2018 Lead Sponsor

Brian Cornell | Chairman & CEO | Target Corporation
Keynote Speaker Introduction

“When we have a deep understanding of our guests, create a diverse and inclusive workplace and think purposefully about our products and experiences, we elevate Target for our team and guests, and help create a better society for all.”