Maximize your budget with
Early Bird Pricing

Register Today for The Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s 34th Annual Conference: Solving for X, an online/virtual event.

Solving for X: Tackling Inequities in a World of Unknowns

Addressing complex challenges can be daunting, especially when the foundations of our structures are shifting. As we look to a future of continuous and unforeseeable change, what must we do to tackle systemic inequities deeply embedded in our everyday environments and unharness inclusive, equitable, and sustainable ways of working?

For questions about registration or more information about registration opportunities, contact The Forum’s Director of Business Development Dr. Harry Petaway at


3 Days | April 5-7, 2022




View our 2022 conference rates.

Become an Exhibitor

Stay Informed. Get Conference Updates.

Excitement is building at The Forum as we finalize guest speakers, new Forum conference features, and – of course – showcase some of the world’s top DEI thought leaders through our highly anticipated General Sessions and Keynote Speakers.

Join our mailing list and get updates about The Forum’s 2022 conference as soon as we release them.

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.

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.

2021 Conference Theme – Solving for X: Tackling Inequities in a World of Unknowns

As we look to a future of continuous and unforeseeable change, what must we do to tackle systemic inequities so deeply embedded in our everyday environments and raise up inclusive, equitable, and sustainable work cultures that maximize our pluralistic potential?

Our flagship event, the annual conference, is our premier learning opportunity at the cutting-edge of the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) landscape.


The annual conference is HRCI and SHRM Continuing Education Credit (CEU) eligible.

Solving for X

We are universally unified in the search for solutions to ongoing emergent challenges. Leaders across industries are pausing, prioritizing listening, and inviting dialogue about inventive ways of working together for maximum effectiveness. Many see this moment in time as an opportunity to discover more accessible, inclusive, and equitable ways of working. That said, pressing societal issues shift daily, challenging each of us to maintain laser focus on elevating diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work.

The Forum is committed to providing space and time throughout 2022 where people can connect, share, listen, learn, question, debate, challenge, and explore with one another what it takes in practice–not just in theory–to advance equity in our work and world. It begins with coming together at the annual conference to Solve for X: Tackling inequities in a world of unknowns.

What Else Does the Forum Do?

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® – or The Forum for short – operates as an organization offering a wide variety of events, programs, and resources in addition to our flagship event – the annual conference. So who is The Forum, and what else does The Forum do? Click to find out more!

Support the Forum

Align your brand with the best in the industry! Expand your commitment, influence, and visibility to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our collective impact sponsorship model engages people and organizations both globally and locally. The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® is a year-round hub to align and engage before, during, and after the annual conference – with active financial and advisory support for our collaborative work.

Who Attends the Annual Conference?

Below is a breakdown of who attended our 2021 annual conference: Workplace Revolution.

People Involved




Marketplace of Ideas Exhibitors




US States


Coaching Sessions




Participating Businesses


Sponsor Companies


Download the 2021 Annual Conference By the Numbers infographic.

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 Conference Notifications

Subscribe to our mailing list!

Join our mailing list and get updates about The Forum’s 2021 conference as they become available.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 373-5994

Photos by Sarah Morreim Photography
Privacy Policy