33rd Annual Conference

ON-DEMAND

 

Our flagship event, the annual conference, is our premier learning opportunity at the cutting-edge of the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) landscape, and now it’s available ON-DEMAND!

 

Did you miss the opportunity to join us live at the 2021 Forum annual conference? Or maybe you’re hearing about the US’s largest workplace DEI conference for the first time? The great news is, it’s not too late! We are pleased to present The Forum’s 33rd annual conference: Workplace Revolution On-Demand!

Questions? Contact us at workplaceforum@augsburg.edu or (612) 373-5994

What is on-demand?

On-Demand means you can re-live the 2021 conference experience anytime or anywhere.*

what's included?

Nearly everything that was available during the live conference will be available for on-demand users. Click here for a full list.

How long do I have access?

Users get unlimited access to all of our on-demand content for a minimum of three months.

This event happened in March. Is it still relevant?

Absolutely! Like all of our annual conferences, we program for not only the present but the future as well! We partner with DEI thought leaders and practitioners from all around the globe with the goal of programming for where we’d like to be, and how where going to get there – making our sessions, workshops, and presentations just as relevant and future focused in October as they were in March.

What is this year's conference about?

What is the Workplace Revolution? What do you mean by moving from “talk to collective action?” We’re glad you’re interested! Click here to learn more about what you can expect to learn from the 2021 conference on-demand package.

How do I access the content/conference

We’ve built the entire conference experience around our virtual conference platform called Pathable. Pathable allows you to experience the entire 2021 annual conference in a user-friendly and easily navigable place. No copying and pasting URLs or opening multiple websites. All it takes is a username and password.*

How much does all this cost?

On-Demand access costs $450 and is all inclusive, meaning you pay one price and get access to everything! What’s included? Click here.

*Requires purchase of on-demand package valued at $450 for those who did not attend the conference. Computer and internet access required.

Book reading via our conference platform Pathable.

What’s Included with Conference On-Demand?

The 2021 Conference On-Demand package gives users all access to nearly every feature of the annual conference:

  • 56 Workshops – What’s a conference without workshops? We cover topics or “tracks” from Critical Employment Practices (13), DEI Strategy (20), Diversity Leadership (11), Global Diversity (5), Government (3), Healthcare (3), Innovation & Transformation (11), Non Profit (4), Social Responsibility (14). Workshops range from introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Browse before you buy! Click here to browse our sessions in advance.
  • 6 Book Readings – Provocative readings by authors from their books published by Barrett Koehler.
  • 3 Half day featured sessions – Half day sessions provide a deeper look at the complex issues of inclusion measurement, organizational transformation, and the relationship between races
  • 6 Art and Wellness Workshops – Six workshop specifically dedicated to art and or wellness.
  • Our Marketplace of Ideas Exhibitor Showcase
  • Half Day Higher Education Industry Session – A half-day session focused specifically on the need for transformation in higher education
  • 7 Wellness Groundings – In this challenging, virtual world, are Wellness Groundings center your experience and help you focus away from anxiety, fear, and uncertainty.
  • 16 Trend Talks – Do you love Ted Talks? Trend Talks are short 20 minute presentations at the cutting edge of the DEI landscape.
  • 5 General Sessions, featuring Darren Walker (Ford Foundation),  Jessica O. Matthews (Uncharted Power), Eddie S. Glaude Jr., (Department of African American Studies, Princeton University), and many, many more!

What’s Included with Conference On-Demand?

The 2021 Conference On-Demand package gives users all access to nearly every feature of the annual conference:

  • 56 Workshops – What’s a conference without workshops? We cover topics or “tracks” from Critical Employment Practices (13), DEI Strategy (20), Diversity Leadership (11), Global Diversity (5), Government (3), Healthcare (3), Innovation & Transformation (11), Non Profit (4), Social Responsibility (14). Workshops range from introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Browse before you buy! Click here to browse our sessions in advance.
  • 6 Book Readings – Provocative readings by authors from their books published by Barrett Koehler.
  • 3 Half day featured sessions – Half day sessions provide a deeper look at the complex issues of inclusion measurement, organizational transformation, and the relationship between races
  • 6 Art and Wellness Workshops – Six workshop specifically dedicated to art and or wellness.
  • Our Marketplace of Ideas Exhibitor Showcase
  • Half Day Higher Education Industry Session – A half-day session focused specifically on the need for transformation in higher education
  • 7 Wellness Groundings – In this challenging, virtual world, are Wellness Groundings center your experience and help you focus away from anxiety, fear, and uncertainty.
  • 16 Trend Talks – Do you love Ted Talks? Trend Talks are short 20 minute presentations at the cutting edge of the DEI landscape.
  • 5 General Sessions, featuring Darren Walker (Ford Foundation),  Jessica O. Matthews (Uncharted Power), Eddie S. Glaude Jr., (Department of African American Studies, Princeton University), and many, many more!

Book reading via our conference platform Pathable.

About this Year’s Conference

Developing Our Conference Theme

Each year, through research and analysis, we – The Forum – identify current and emerging trends across the global business landscape. After rounds of vetting and re-tooling, a conference theme is determined. From the conference theme, four learning pillars are created to help bring the conference theme to life.

What’s the Purpose of a Conference Theme?

The conference theme is the guiding source for all of the content and programing during the conference year – both identifying current and emerging trends as well as pushing new conversations and thinking in the DEI space. Hours, days, and months were spent in researching and creating the conference theme and Learning Pillars. We encourage everyone to utilize them in your own workplace or where you find value either before, during, or after the conference.

2021 Conference Theme – Workplace Revolution: From Talk to Collective Action

The pandemic CoVID-19 health crisis has disrupted and upended the way we work. People in all corners of the globe long for human connection but are charged with quickly navigating a digital, distanced work environment. Social protests centering around racism and the unjust deaths of African Americans at the hands of the police have pulled the cover off overwhelming disparities in healthcare, economics, education, housing, public safety, and more.

Interpersonal tensions are roused and there is a vocal demand for systems change to promote a more equitable society across the US and the world. What will it take to start a workplace revolution that moves us from talk to action?

The Learning Pillars

All of the programing and content found in our on-demand package works to address these four learning pillars within the DEI space.

Dismantling Systemic Racism

What must be done to eradicate systems, structures, procedures, and processes that disadvantage black, indigenous, and people of color?

Equitable Development and Advancement of People:

How can we ensure fair practice and equitable opportunities for marginalized people to develop their talents and advance toward greater success in our workplaces?

Building Active Allyships

In order to walk the talk, how can we build strong allyships that support and center diversity and equity in our work?

Re-invention during Disruption

In the midst of survival mode and navigating a new normal, what bold new opportunities can we seize to advance equity?

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® annual conference is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conference designed for a national & global audience. Get the 2021 conference experience On-Demand now!

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