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Tourism Diversity Matters to Honor the NAACP; Names Jennifer Rodriguez as Conference Emcee

Date: Aug 02, 2023
Join Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) at The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference on October 23-24, 2023, in Philadelphia!

Tourism Diversity Matters is excited to announce the inaugural Tourism Diversity Matters Diversity & Inclusion Award will be presented to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).The Awards Dinner, sponsored by Meet Boston, will take place on October 23, 2023, at the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This year’s honoree is being recognized for its longtime mission to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.

TDM is also excited to announce conference emcee, Jennifer Rodríguez, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC). Rodríguez has over 20 years of experience in supporting economic development and empowerment for underrepresented groups. In addition to serving as President & CEO of GPHCC, she is also the Region 5 Representative at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, with a focus on initiatives to improve economic prospects for Latinos and Hispanic-owned businesses. 

Full conference registration to The Collective Experience is $750, which includes the Awards Dinner as well as access to all other events, sessions and research. Registration is now open. Individual tickets to the Awards Dinner can be purchased for $250.

WHAT:           2023 Tourism Diversity Matters Awards Dinner at The Collective

Experience: 2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference 


WHEN:          Monday, October 23, 2023

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET

WHERE:        Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

                      201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd

                       Philadelphia, PA 19106


Support our Community Scholarship Program!

The Community Scholarship Program is a non-profit leaders fund that provides complimentary registration for influential community leaders. Join Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, the Community Scholarship Program’s inaugural sponsor, in this collective effort. Become a sponsor today!


About the Conference: 

The 2023 DEI conference will focus on a wide range of diverse and inclusive strategies that can influence corporate social responsibility and create fair treatment, access, and advancement for all, eliminating barriers.

Designed for CEOs, corporate leaders, Chief Diversity Officers, government officials, and university-level educators and administrators, the conference offers a two-day conference agenda that will ignite inspiration and preparedness for today’s most pressing DEI issues. Critical conversations across DEI will include:

  • DEI Politics and Culture 
  • DEI The Next Horizon 
  • CEO Roundtable
  • State of DEI in Academia 
  • DEI Data Measuring KPI Success
  • Workforce Development 
  • Supplier Diversity

For more information about the conference, including a full list of speakers and panelists and to register, visit


About Tourism Diversity Matters:

Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501(c)(6) founded in 2021 to empower tourism organizations to evolve and achieve excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Dedicated solely to all dimensions of DEI, TDM drives organizations forward through four primary pillars of activity: Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Strategies, and Research and Data. TDM collaborates with renowned academic institutions and industry partners to address workforce disparities and ensure tourism organizations have equitable access to forward-thinking research and educational resources. Through exceptional expertise and leading DEI strategies, TDM’s highly customized work guides organizations to fuel innovation, grow their business and become an employer of choice. Learn more at