35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


The Forum Marketplace of Ideas

The Forum Marketplace, sponsored by Bayer, is host to multiple spaces and places to connect with others and reflect on the days’ activities. Created in the spirit of ancient community spaces, the Marketplace is a hub where participants can come together to download what they’ve learned, exchange ideas, and gather inspiration.

Make time to visit with exhibitors, meet-up and network with peers, attend a book reading, peruse the arts gallery, and attend a mindfulness session. Before you go, add your commitment to the community mural — what will you do to move from talk to action?

Marketplace Dates and Times


9:00am – 10:00am
1:30pm – 3:45pm
5:15pm – 6:00pm


9:00am – 10:00am
1:30pm – 3:45pm
5:15pm – 6:00pm


9:00am – 10:00am
1:30pm – 3:45pm
5:15pm – 6:00pm

Marketplace Features

Arts Gallery

A collection of student and professional visual and performing arts works curated around the conference theme and learning pillars.

Augsburg Lounge

More information comming soon!


Our “screening room” for the documentary film series. Learn more on our New This Year page.

The City of Lakes Room

Virtual Happy Hours and All Play, No Work: FORUM 2021 Party! Learn more.


Need a little help navigating the conference? Have a question or comment about your experience? Or perhaps you simply need to take a break in the Concierge lounge? Simply stop by to chat with a member of The Forum’s team – we’re here to help!

Exhibitor Booths

Take time to learn about trend research, best practices, products, services, and professional development opportunities from companies at the leading edge of DEI.

The Forum Bookstore

Want to pick up that new book you just learned about? Pick it up at Forum Bookstore. Books available by Forum presenters and DEI authors.

George Floyd Square Hall

The site of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis has been deemed George Floyd Square by the surrounding community as a tribute to those who have lost their lives at the hands of police brutality. Make time to reflect on this representation of the square before and after Affinity group meet-ups and networking.

Innovation Sprint

Learn the latest methodologies on rapid ideation and problem solving. Ideate and create tangible solutions tackling critical DEI challenges. Grow you network of DEI leaders and innovators across North America.

Book Readings by Barret Koehler

Provocative readings by authors from their books published by Barrett Koehler. View sessions.

Mindfulness Space

Facilitator led (Camille Cyprian) and self-guided activities that promote well-being of mind, body and soul.

Trend Talks

If you love “TED Talks” – then Trend Talks are for you! The Trend Talk Stage is a platform for 20-minute presentations featuring points of view on trending topics that challenge status quo thinking.

Click here to view all Trend Talks.

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

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