The Office for Inclusion and Diversity presents the second annual Advancing the Human Condition Symposium, Nov. 27-28 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

The two-day event fosters intellectual discourse around emerging questions of the human condition from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. The symposium uses a dialogue format that features key discussants and respondents in conversation with other researchers, practitioners, and scholar activists.

Last year, the symposium engaged over 300 scholars, academics, and practitioners. This year, the conference hopes to attract more participants as some of the most compelling topics of our time are tackled.

Day one of the symposium will serve as an introductory to the program with an overview of explanations, conversations, and demonstrations on certain critical issues that affect our lives. Day two will be dedicated to engagement around six topics of inquiry:

  • Equitable Infrastructure
  • Ethical Economies
  • Global Climate Change
  • Human Well Being
  • Human Migration
  • Tech for Humanity

The objective is to further the role of research and scholarship across disciplines in advancing equity and eliminating social disparities and to convene academics, scholar activists, and scholar practitioners doing cross-disciplinary, innovative work around these issues.

There is no fee to attend the symposium, however registration is required.

For more information and to register, please visit the symposium website.  

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