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Save the Dates for Upcoming Key 2018 Multicultural & Diversity Conferences + events

Save the Dates for Upcoming Key 2018 Multicultural & Diversity 
Conferences + events

Featured Events
  • The Black Women's Expo (BWe), August 10-12, Atlanta, GA and August 25-26, Dallas, TX
  • Join AT&T, Hilton, Toyota and Others at DiversityInc's Fall Conference - The Pros and Cons of Unconscious Bias Training, September 18, Newark, NJ
  • 12th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards, September 21-23, Los Angeles, CA
  • 16th Annual Diversity Solutions Best Practices Conference, September 24, Washington, DC
  • Path to Purchase Expo (P2PX) 2018, October 2-4, Minneapolis, MN
  • Leadership in Business Workshop, 2018 No Barriers Summit NYC, October 4-6, New York, NY
  • 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, October 16-17, New York, NY
  • Digital Diversity Network's 3rd Annual Innovation & Inclusion Awards, October 18, New York, NY
  • 2018 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference presented by Pandora, Nov 4-6, Miami Beach
  • The 7th Annual 3% Conference, November 8-9, Chicago, IL
  • 19th LGBTQ Tourism Forum: $50 MMR Discount!, December 2-4, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • The Black Women's Expo (BWe), August 10-12, Atlanta, GA and August 25-26, Dallas, TX 
    The Black Women's Expo (BWe), presented by Toyota, is heading to Atlanta (August 10 - 12) & Dallas (August 25 & 26) as part of a 24th anniversary national tour! BWe Chicago just wrapped with its best year ever and we invite national brands and local businesses to join us in the two remaining markets to connect with your core consumers at this premiere exposition for African American Women. BWe brings together the best in relevant seminars and renowned speakers, musical entertainment, celebrity appearances, and an exhibitors marketplace showcasing BWe corporate partners and our excellence in business, fashion, haircare, technology, beauty, home décor', culinary and much more for this all-important consumer market! This annual event with more than 25,000 Black influencers in Chicago will now also call Atlanta and Dallas home because #SheMatters! For more information, visit or contact Sharita Childs at, 312-454-6100.
    Join AT&T, Hilton, Toyota and Others at DiversityInc's Fall Conference - The Pros and Cons of Unconscious Bias Training, September 18, Newark, NJ
    On September 18th, DiversityInc will shift its focus on the timely and often misunderstood subject of unconscious bias training in the workplace. Attendees will hear from corporate executives from DiversityInc Top 50 companies, the National Organization on Disability and academics on how unconscious bias training has evolved. Speakers will address embedding unconscious bias training in the recruitment process, addressing unconscious bias on a global scale, and addressing bias toward people with disabilities, to name a few topics. Agenda: · Advances in and Limitations of Unconscious Bias Training ·Interrupting Bias in the Recruitment Process ·Testimonials About Unconscious Bias Training: Leaders in key roles in corporate America share insights into the training they went through and the impact it had on their roles. · AT&T's DINE! Program - A unique grassroots program that encourages co-workers to share a meal to get to know each other on a deeper level. · Disability Inclusion: A Competitive Advantage · What Does Unconscious Bias on a Global Scale Look Like? ·Unconscious Bias Training Isn't the Silver Bullet, What Next? Click here to register. For more information contact
    12th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards, September 21-23, Los Angeles, CA 
    The 12th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards will take place in Los Angeles, CA at The JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE from September 21-23, 2018. The ADCOLOR Conference is the premier diversity gathering for creative industry professionals. The ADCOLOR Awards highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ professionals and diversity and inclusion champions in the space. To register and book your hotel visit
    16th Annual Diversity Solutions Best Practices Conference, September 24, Washington, DC 
    With the recent resurgence of race and gender issues in the workplace, incivility, hate crimes, and workplace violence, can we honestly say that we are moving forward towards a highly diverse, high-functioning inclusive environment in the U.S.? Are we approaching a new millennium or returning to a mentality from a previous decade? Join JJA Consultants' interactive professional forum for Diversity practitioners sharing cutting edge best practices within the Diversity, Inclusion, HR, and EEO from Private, Public, Non-Profit, and Academic sector practitioners. Participate with a diverse group of practitioners sharing and applying concepts and tools for results. Gain exposure to leading edge research, tools, and technologies. Learn and share ideas for starting, enhancing, augmenting, and evaluating next-generation diversity efforts through high-value case studies with lessons learned.Visit: to learn more and register! Email or call 703-359-5969
    Path to Purchase Expo (P2PX) 2018, October 2-4, Minneapolis, MN 
    Path to Purchase Expo (P2PX) is the destination for getting ahead of tomorrow's shoppers. P2PX empowers marketing professionals, brands, manufacturers, retailers, agency professionals and solution providers that are influencing the entire path to purchase. Attendees will learn the latest strategies, discover best practices and find cutting-edge solutions to better connect with their shoppers. P2PX is a three-day event that includes, 70+ highly vetted speakers, 35 seminar sessions, 4 main stage keynote addresses from Facebook, Ahold Delhaize, Forrester and The Mom Complex, 100+ best-in-class exhibitors, symposiums focused on women's leadership, personalization, e-commerce and endless networking opportunities. Keynote addresses and seminar sessions will cover shopper insights, how to market to targeted audiences, demographic and industry research, plus case studies on how to better connect with shoppers. Register today to join us to learn how to get ahead of tomorrow's shoppers. For event details and to register visit Contact information:, (985) 801-0678.
    Leadership in Business Workshop at the No Barriers Summit NYC - Build a WorkplaceCulture that Fully Embraces Diversity & Inclusion, October 4-6, New York, NY
    Break through personal and professional barriers by joining the Leadership in Business Workshop, part of the 2018 No Barriers Summit NYC, this October 4-6, 2018. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the Leadership in Business Workshop is designed to explore challenges and solutions related to D&I in the workplace through expert panel-led discussions, rapid innovation labs, and group activities. Ever attended a D&I event that was more like a festival? In addition to the workshop agenda, you'll also experience the full No Barriers Summit NYC 
    schedule of speakers and activities on Saturday and Sunday, including Questival (a city-wide adventure race) and the No Barriers LIVE Concert at Summer Stage in Central Park. The featured lineup includes Ice-T, America's Got Talent star Mandy Harvey, and world-renowned blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer. Don't miss this opportunity to grow your network, collect best practices, and learn how to directly engage diverse employees. Limited spots available. Learn more and Sign up today!  » #SummitWithUs
    32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, October 16-17, New York, NY
    The 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference is the premiere opportunity to explore diversity and inclusion in the media business landscape. Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon", will be the opening keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference. This year's annual NAMIC conference theme "Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes" illuminates multiculturalism by inviting professionals to POWER UP their skills, BLAST THROUGH barriers to creativity, and SOAR to new heights of knowledge and courage. Don't miss your chance to EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY. Explore the sessions, workshops and networking events at, NAMIC Members: $1,400, Non-Members: $1,675 (one-year NAMIC Membership Included), Click Here to download a Registration Form. To support the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference, or to confirm a sponsorship, please contact Sandra Girado, Vice President, Event and Partner Relations at or call the NAMIC National office at 212-594-5985.
    Digital Diversity Network's 3rd Annual Innovation & Inclusion Awards, October 18, New York, NY
    Digital Diversity Network's (DDN) third annual Innovation & Inclusion Awards reception and program will occur on Thursday, October 18 from 6:30 - 9:30pm at Galvanize in New York City. The Innovation & Inclusion Awards showcase the outstanding contributions of diverse (Asian, Black, Latinx, Native American) digital and technology professionals from a variety of industries and disciplines; facilitate peer networking and introductions to prospective employers and business partners; and inspire future generations to pursue innovation and tech careers, regardless of socio-economic background. In addition to special recognitions of tech diversity & inclusion champions, awards will be conferred in five categories: Code Breakers, Change Agents, Inventors & Innovators, Culture Catalysts and Social Entrepreneurs. To purchase event tickets, visit Eventbrite. For sponsorship and other inquiries, please contact Kathy Johnson at or (646) 202-2643.
    2018 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference presented by Pandora, November 4-6, Miami Beach, FL ANA
    If you aren't doing multicultural marketing, you are not doing marketing!" says Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer at The Procter & Gamble Company and keynote speaker at the upcoming 2018 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference presented by Pandora. Now in its twentieth year, the conference assembles top client-side multicultural marketing professionals and experts across a wide spectrum of industries to share best practices on topics such as marketing to diverse segments, measuring ROI of multicultural marketing plans, diversity and inclusion strategies, and much more. In addition, the 18th annual ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards will recognize the year's best multicultural advertising campaigns. Winners will be announced and celebrated at a reception on November 4th. The ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference has become the annual "go to" event to discuss and debate industry issues, to network and celebrate!
    The 7th Annual 3% Conference, November 8-9, Chicago, IL 
    The creative industry's leading voice for gender equality and diversity overall, The 3% Conference features over 85 speakers, half of whom are speakers of color. Founder Kat Gordon was named Advertising Age's Visionary of the Year in 2018 for her 7-year crusade illustrating that diversity = creativity = profitability. Join us at Navy Pier for two days filled with inspiring keynotes, informative master classes and spirited networking. This year's theme Bring It encourages attendees to bring their wisdom, insights and colleagues for an event with more audience interaction than ever before. The conference includes four themed tracks: Creative Director, Emerging Creative, How-To and Leadership. To register or for more information visit: and use code MULTICULTURAL for a 10% discount. Please contact Angeles Winesett at: with any questions.
    19th LGBTQ Tourism Forum: $50 MMR Discount!, December 2-4, Fort Lauderdale, FL 
    Join with tourism and hospitality colleagues at the 19th LGBTQ Tourism Forum. The completely rebooted marketing, sales, public relations and research forum to help you better understand, and successfully reach, LGBTQ travelers. Designed for marketing and sales executives of tourism boards, CVBs and DMOs (we also welcome accommodations, tour operators, travel suppliers, events, agencies, and meeting and wedding professionals!). Topics include: Internet, mobile, print and direct marketing, LGBTQ niche segments, meeting and event sales approaches, ROI tracking and results, press relations, community involvement and influencers. Multiple workshops will focus on internet and mobile marketing to the LGBTQ community, plus featured presentations on the latest LGBTQ tourism market statistics, successful outreach techniques, case studies and much more! 
    LGBTQ Tourism Forum registration and information Use discount code MMR2018 to save an additional $50. Produced by Community Marketing & Insights Questions?
    Upcoming Events in 2018

    August 10 - 12, 2018
    The Black Women's Expo (BWe)
    MGPG Events, Inc., Atlanta, GA

    August 14, 2018
    Webinar: How to be a Good Mentee, How to Earn Sponsorship

    August 25 - 26, 2018
    The Black Women's Expo (BWe)
    MGPG Events, Inc., Dallas, TX

    September 18, 2018
    The Pros and Cons of Unconscious Bias Training
    DiversityInc, Newark, NJ

    September 21-23, 2018
    12th Annual ADCOLOR Conference and Awards
    ADCOLOR, Los Angeles, CA

    September 24, 2018
    Diversity Solutions Best Practices Conference
    JJA Consultants, Washington, DC

    September 25, 2018
    Webinar: A How-To-Guide on Executive Presence

    September 27, 2018
    18th Annual Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum at Telemundo Center
    Horowitz Research, New Rochelle, NY

    October 2, 2018
    Women of Color and Their Allies
    DiversityInc, Atlanta, GA

    October 2-4, 2018
    Path to Purchase Expo (P2PX) 2018
    Path to Purchase Institute, Minneapolis, MN
    (985) 801-0678,

    October 4-6, 2018
    Leadership in Business Workshop at the No Barriers Summit NYC - Build a Workplace Culture that Fully Embraces Diversity & Inclusion
    No Barriers USA, New York, NY
    October 9, 2018
    Webinar: Career Advice From People With Diverse Abilities

    October 16-17, 2018
    32nd Annual NAMIC Conference
    NAMIC, New York, NY

    October 18, 2018
    Digital Diversity Network's 3rd Annual Innovation & Inclusion Awards
    Digital Diversity Network's (DDN), New York, NY

    November 4-6, 2018
    2018 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference
    ANA, Miami, FL

    November 5-7, 2018
    2018 National Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference
    Diversity Woman Media, National Harbor, MD

    November 8-9, 2018
    The 7th Annual 3% Conference
    The 3% Conference, Chicago, IL

    November 13, 2018
    Webinar: How to Leverage Veterans to Achieve Business Objectives

    December 2-4, 2018
    19th LGBTQ Tourism Forum
    Community Marketing & Insights (CMI), Fort Lauderdale, FL

    December 4, 2018
    Webinar: Best Practices in Onboarding Employees
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