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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2020 Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open and 2020 Conference Theme Announced

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — June 11, 2018 — The Forum on Workplace Inclusion (The Forum) announced its open Call for Proposals (CFP) for its 32nd Annual Conference. Selected proposals will go on to present at the annual conference – a nationally recognized and globally attended workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) conference – on March 10, 11, 12 in downtown Minneapolis, Minn.

With more than 220 proposals submitted last year from all over the globe, The Forum anticipates a similar number of submissions this year with organizers selecting around 90 proposals for the 2020 conference.

The open CFP closes July 15, 2019. Visit for a full timeline and for more information on submitting a proposal.

In addition to the Call for Presentations, The Forum announced its 2020 conference theme, “Facing Forward.”

“A new decade brings challenges demanding new solutions to meet the diverse needs of changing markets, customers, and talent,” said Forum Executive Director Steve Humerickhouse. “With eyes on the future, leaders must be open to shifts in their approaches to addressing workplace issues and more — they must be willing to learn from those who bring different ideas, experiences, and perspectives,” he said.

The 2020 conference promises to lead the discussion on equipping the workforce with the diversity, equity, and inclusion skills needed to sustain our businesses into the future by raising awareness and measuring progress.

“Leading into the future requires the agility to adapt to the digital environment, commit to global citizenship, and engender new ways of working together to deliver relevant products and services and create spaces where a diverse body of talent can thrive,” Humerickhouse said.

For more information on submitting a proposal or the 2020 conference theme, visit

Media Contact: Ender Göçmen
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
University of St. Thomas
Phone: 651.962.4393


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2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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