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Register for the Advancing Diversity Gathering

From: Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Register for the Advancing Diversity Gathering, presented by the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, to be held on Jan. 11.

In person/livestream events will begin at 9 a.m. Online presentations open at 6 a.m. All content will be available through the spring semester. The in-person location will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

The Advancing Diversity Gathering is an annual InclusiveVT Touchpoint event that brings together diversity and inclusion stakeholders across the university for sharing best practices and learning from one another.

This year's gathering features: 

9:00 - In-person and livestream
Keynote Speaker, W. Carson Byrd (VT 2011), senior fellow-in-residence in the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, and author of the books:
"Behind the Diversity Numbers: Achieving Racial Equity on Campus"
"Poison in the Ivy: Race Relations and the Reproduction of Inequality on Elite College Campuses"
"Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and Inequality on College Campuses" (co-author)

10:30 - In-person and livestream
"Imagining the Future through the Solitude-Fraction Site: An Unfinished Conversation on the Convergence of Virginia Tech's Past, Present, and Future"

Noon - In-person, by invitation
Working lunch for Academic Diversity directors

1:30 - Hybrid 
Afternoon professional development workshops

All day - Asynchronous, Online
Online presentations of DEI activities occurring across the university  

Recordings of live events and online presentations will be available at the Canvas event site through the spring 2022 semester.


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