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Agenda At A Glance – October 8-11, 2024

Each day of Ember builds off of the previous one, with a combination of large group discussions and learning, individual reflection, and small group facilitated dialogue. We will also have a panel of distinguished leaders in DEI representing diverse industries who will join us to explore strategies for overcoming institutional barriers to progress.

It is only by having the courage to explore and own our full stories that we can begin to disrupt the cycle of oppression and injustice. DEI work is deeply personal. It requires introspection and vulnerability. It’s not enough to rely on research and conceptual models. This work is about putting your full humanity on display.

Together we will reflect and examine the systems of inequity and oppression in which we all have been conditioned.

We will also take time to reconnect with our purpose and renew our passion for the work.

Together we will look at DEI from a historical perspective and explore how individual actions are influenced by, and often reinforce, systems of inequity and oppression in our societies, communities, and organizations.

Day 2 will feature an interactive panel of DEI leaders from corporate, nonprofit, and higher education to explore strategies for tackling complex systemic challenges and making meaningful progress.

We will continue to delve into the most pressing issues occurring in our own respective organizations leveraging a liberatory mindset.

This day is dedicated to embracing the power of community and co-creation. Participants will engage in small group peer coaching to support one another in exploring possibilities and designing approaches to some of their most pressing issues in their own DEI work.

Participants will look collectively at the themes that have emerged across the three days and dive into a collaborative solutioning process to tackle some of the DEI field’s most wicked challenges.


Registration will open on June 1st.