Calendar of Recommended Multicultural and Diversity Events

Featured Events

March 29-31, 2016
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, March 29-31, 2016

With thought-provoking keynote sessions that include speakers Bill George and Anand Giridharadas, 58 concurrent sessions, the Forum Marketplace, Bold Conversations on Race, the Great Forum Gathering, and a professional Career Fair  - this event is not to be missed. We invite you to attend and bring your unique contribution to the BOLD CONVERSATIONS that will lead to inspiring NEW DIRECTIONS. "Making ALL the difference requires the whole system in the room - from the new diversity council member - to the front-line manager - to the seasoned diversity leader - to the CEO champion." 

- Steve Humerickhouse, Executive Director, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Visit for information and registration. For information about our professional Career Fair visit or contact, 651-962-4377.    

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June 5, 2016
Get National Recognition for Your Multicultural Work!

It’s not too late to let the American Advertising Federation shine a spotlight on your company’s creative campaigns and initiatives that celebrate diversity and inclusion at the 2016 Mosaic Awards!  Submit your work and join an elite class of advertising, marketing and media companies that have played a pivotal role in creating inclusive work and business practices.  Don’t miss out! Submission deadline has is now February 19, 2016. Enter online here.

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October 25-26, 2016
5th Annual Multicultural Health National Conference, Oct 25-26, 2016, Philadelphia

Save the Date for the 5th annual edition of The Multicultural Health National (MCHNational), the premier and only multicultural conference focusing on the healthcare industry and a must attend event for pharma executives, ad agencies, insurers, hospitals and media companies. The event, to be held at The Sonesta Philadelphia, Oct 25-26, 2016, will, for the first time, be co-located with 2nd annual Patient Engagement Through Physicians and Pharmacists Conference. The Multicultural Health National conference will feature case studies of successful examples of healthcare marketing and specific focus areas for each key multicultural population segment in America including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and LGBT consumers. This 1 ½ day conference also features one evening of awards with a dinner reception celebrating recipients of the Best in Multicultural Health Marketing Awards and the client-side executives selected for the Outstanding Multicultural Marketers Awards.This year's speaker line up already includes Michael Myers, SVP, Public Affairs and Rev. Percy McRay, National Director of Faith-Based Programs, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. among others. Register here To be kept informed of speakers as they are announced and learn about sponsorship opportunities and conference agenda, contact Scott Ehrlich, VP, DTC Perspectives at or 770-559-0702 or visit

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May 18 - October 28, 2016
Mark your calendars for NAMIC's (National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) 2016 EVENTS!

Key Events to follow: 1. 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards - Saluting new and original content since 1994. Electronic Entries are now available on The entry deadline date - January 17th, 2015. 2. Annual Awards Breakfast -  At the INTX  in Boston, MA - May 18, 2016. The NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast honors Next Generations Leaders (NGLs) and Luminaries and the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipient. 3. 30th Annual NAMIC Conference -  Now entering a new milestone in its 30th year on September 20-21, 2016. The Annual NAMIC Conference stands out as Cable Diversity Week's Premier Event! 4. NAMIC Leadership Seminars - For professionals from all ethnic and cultural groups who are beginning to reflect on their organizational contributions and career trajectories.  To be held in Washington DC (March 30-April 1, 2016), Denver, CO (July 27-29, 2016) and San Diego, CA (October 26-28, 2016). To learn more about NAMIC in 2016 go to

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MMR compiles a comprehensive listing of multicultural marketing and diversity focused conferences and events worldwide, as well as consumer events available for sponsorship, targeting ethnic/niche audiences. The calendar is continually updated and provides contact information for conferences, seminars, expos, benefit galas and other industry events. Key events are featured on this page. If you would like to learn about other events not listed here, please send an email to with your information request.

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Upcoming Events in 2015 and 2016

February 18, 2016
FCB Mosaic Career Fair & Conference

American Advertising Federation, New York, NY

March 9, 2016
16th Annual Cultural Insights Forum Content Matters: Race, Diversity, and Media

Horowitz Research, New York, NY

February 27 - March 16, 2016
Avenue of Wonder

The Russian Arts Theater & Studio, New York, NY

March 29-31, 2016
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, March 29-31, 2016

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, Minneapolis, MN

April 14, 2016
Empowered Latinas Connect

Proud To Be Latina, Chicago, IL

April 25-26, 2016
32nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

University of Hawai'i Center on Disability Studies, Honolulu, HI

May 18, 2016
NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast

NAMIC, Boston, MA

June 2-3, 2016
2016 3AF Asian Marketing Summit

The Asian American Advertising Federation, Los Angeles, CA

June 5, 2016
2016 Mosaic Awards

American Advertising Federation, Anaheim, CA

June 6, 2016
Proud To Be Latina Sixth Annual Empowerment and Leadership Conference

Proud To Be Latina, New York, NY

July 11-12, 2016
Multicultural Women's National Conference

Working Mother Media, ,

August 3-7, 2016
NABJ and NAHJ Joint Convention & Career Fair

NABJ, NAHJ, Washington, DC

September 20-21, 2016
30th Annual NAMIC Conference

NAMIC, New York, NY

October 25-26, 2016
5th Annual Multicultural Health National Conference, Oct 25-26, 2016, Philadelphia

DTC Perspectives, Philadelphia, PA

November 6-8, 2016
2016 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

ANA, Los Angeles, CA