Conference rescheduled! New date November 12-13, 2020.

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Toward One Wisconsin 2020 Conference

A Conference on Building Communities of Equity and Opportunity

We will bring together individuals and organizations from multiple sectors across Wisconsin to address the most persistent barriers to inclusion, what is working, and what is promising on the horizon.

November 12-13, 2020

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313

Click here to view the photo gallery with highlights from the 2019 conference!

Click here to watch a quick video that highlights what T1W is all about.

2020 Conference Schedules

Day One

November 12

7:00-7:30 a.m.

Exhibit Area Set Up

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Registration Open

7:30-9:00 a.m.

Exhibit Area Open

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Passing Time

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Break out Session – 1

11:15 a.m.- 11:45 p.m.

Break –Exhibit Area and Poster/Digital Displays

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch Served

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Plenary Panel

1:15-1:45 p.m.

Break-Exhibit Area and Poster/Digital Displays

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Breakout Session – 2

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Break –Exhibit Are and Poster/Digital Displays

3:15-4:15 p.m. 

Breakout Session- 3

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Networking reception

Packers Invited

Governor Invited

Day Two November 13
7:30-8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Plenary Panel
9:00-9:15 a.m. Passing Time
9:15-10:15 a.m. Breakout Session – 4
10:15-10:30 a.m. Passing Time
10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Breakout Session – 5
11:30- 12:00 p.m. Break- Exhibit Area and Poster/Digital Displays
12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1:15 p.m. Plenary Speaker
1:15-1:45 p.m. Break-Exhibit Area and Poster/Digital Displays
1:45 p.m. Exhibit Area Take Down
1:45-2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions-6

Next Steps

3:00-4:00 p.m. CEO Panel
4:00-6:00 p.m. CEO Reception-Invitation Only

This schedule is still subject to change. Click here for a downloadable pdf version.

 All sessions are subject to change!

Track 1

Thursday, Nov. 12 Room Session # Session Title
10:15-11:15 a.m. Michigan 1. Leadership for Cultural Sustainability
10:15-11:15 a.m. Ontario 2. Meeting Your Employer Needs by Hiring and Retaining Wisconsin's Offender Population
10:15-11:15 a.m. Huron 3. Unlock the Power of Belonging to Deliver Exceptional Outcomes
1:45-2:45 p.m. Michigan 4. Beyond Good Intentions: Realistic Action for Organizational Change
1:45-2:45 p.m. Ontario 5. Assessing Organizational Racism and Advocating for Anti-Racist Work Spaces-Part 1 of 2
1:45-2:45 p.m. Huron 6. Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Workplace for Employees with Mental Health Conditions
3:15-4:15 p.m. Michigan 7. Step Up Inclusive Hiring
3:15-4:15 p.m. Ontario 8. Assessing Organizational Racism and Advocating for Anti-Racist Work Spaces-Part 2 of 2
3:15-4:15 p.m. Huron 9. Overcoming Barriers for Employing Those with Disabilities
Friday, Nov. 1329 Room Session # Session Title
9:15-10:15 a.m. Michigan 10. COVERING
9:15-10:15 a.m. Bear 11. The Shifting Talent Landscape: What does that mean for your Organization?
9:15-10:15 a.m. Ontario 12. Health Workers, Healthy Wisconsin Project 
10:30-11:30 a.m. Michigan 13. Greater Together - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Milwaukee’s Creative Sector
10:30-11:30 a.m. Ontario 14. Got Equity?
10:30-11:30 a.m. Huron 15. Packer Swagger: We Walk the Walk…Will You?
1:45-2:45 p.m. Michigan 16. Using Apprenticeship Programs to Train Inmates 
1:45-2:45 p.m. Ontario 17. Employee Network and Affinity Groups
1:45-2:45 p.m. Huron 18. Innovative Services Offered by DWD Division of Employment and Training Office of Veteran Services

Track 2

Thursday, Nov. 12 Room Session # Session Title
10:15-11:15 a.m. Turtle 20. How Faith Communities Help Us Heal from Acts of Hate, Discrimination and Oppression
10:15-11:15 a.m. Bear 21. To be announced
10:15-11:15 a.m. Grand Council 22. Baraboo Gathers, Baraboo Talks, Baraboo Acts
1:45-2:45 p.m. Turtle 23. How Faith Communities Help Us Heal from Acts of Hate, Discrimination and Oppression
1:45-2:45 p.m. Bear 24. RISE UP: Using Participatory Mural Arts to Foster Resilience and  Connection Within Marginalized Populations
1:45-2:45 p.m. Grand Council 25. 2020 Waking Up White Regional Community Learning Collaborative
3:15-4:15 p.m. Turtle 26. A Plan for Reducing Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin
3:15-4:15 p.m. Bear 27. You’re the Inspiration!
3:15-4:15 p.m. Grand Council 28. Participatory Philanthropy: Case Study and Model for Inclusive Community Building
Friday, Nov. 1329 Room Session # Session Title
9:15-10:15 a.m. Turtle 29. Using Storytelling as a Tool for Inclusive Community Building
9:15-10:15 a.m. Huron 30. I am in Wisconsin, and now what?
9:15-10:15 a.m. Grand Council 31. The Voices of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Individuals in Brown County
10:30-11:30 a.m. Turtle 32. The Demographics of Wealth Inequality
10:30-11:30 a.m. Bear 33. Creating Inclusive Communities: Impacting the Triple Bottom Line 
10:30-11:30 a.m. Grand Council 34. Our Sauk, Naturally
1:45-2:45 p.m. Oneida 35. Breaking Down Barriers Through Storytelling
1:45-2:45 p.m. Cayuga 36. The N!gga(er) Word: Is There a Method in Our Madness?

Track 3

Thursday, Nov. 12 Room Session # Session Title
10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuscarora 40. Understanding the Hmong Experience through a Cultural and Historic Lens 
10:15-11:15 a.m. Oneida 41. Learn how to Increase Equity, Promote Inclusion and Foster Safety
10:15-11:15 a.m. Cayuga 42. Exploring Native Higher Education Pathways and the American Indian Board School Experience
1:45-2:45 p.m. Tuscarora 43. What is the T in LGBTQIA+
1:45-2:45 p.m. Oneida 44. Increasing Equity in Dual Enrollment
1:45-2:45 p.m. Cayuga 45. Equity in the Classroom: A Collaboration Between the WTCS, UW System, and WAICU
3:15-4:15 p.m. Tuscarora 46. The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys
3:15-4:15 p.m. Oneida 47. Equity-Minded High-Impact Practices: Pedagogy and Program Development 
3:15-4:15 p.m. Cayuga 48A.  Droppin' Knowledge On 'Em - Building a Sustainable Diversity Education Model
3:15-4:15 p.m. Cayuga 48B. You, You got What I Need - Now let's get Together: What Biz Markie and Al Green Know About Equity in Education Innovation
Friday, Nov. 13 29 Room Session # Session Title
9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuscarora 49. Building Equity in High School Graduation Rates
9:15-10:15 a.m. Oneida 50. Education and Cultural Diversity
9:15-10:15 a.m. Cayuga 51. Equity Through a Different Lens: The Tyranny of Time
10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuscarora 52. School-to-Prison Pipeline
10:30-11:30 a.m. Oneida 53. Incorporating Tradition and Culture into Curriculum
10:30-11:30 a.m. Cayuga 54. Talk with Me – Using Innovative Technology to Help Communities Support Equity in Education by Cultivating Language-Rich Environments with Young Children
1:45-2:45 p.m. Tuscarora 55. W.E.U.P.- We Empower, Uplift, and Persevere 
1:45-2:45 p.m. Senaca 56. Rigor, Relevance & Representation -The 3Rs Needed to Create Equity in Education 

Track 4

Thursday, Nov. 12 Room Session # Session Title
10:15-11:15 a.m. Seneca 60A. An Approach to Health Equity at a Local Healthcare Organization
10:15-11:15 a.m. Senaca 60B. Plugging the Holes: Pivotal Role of Foreign-Trained Medical Doctors in Reforming Health Inequities by Delivering Primary Care in Rural Areas of the Midwest 
10:15-11:15 a.m. Onondaga 61.  To be announced
10:15-11:15 a.m. Mohawak 62. Trauma Informed Court Room Practices: Dismantling the Child Welfare to Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Prison Pipeline
1:45-2:45 p.m. Onondaga 63A. The Hunger Environmental and Nutrition (HEN) Project at MATC
1:45-2:45 p.m. Onondaga 63B. The Intersection of Health Equity and Kindergarten Readiness
1:45-2:45 p.m. Senaca 64. A Plan for Reducing Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin
1:45-2:45 p.m. Mohawak 65.  Building a Path for Health Equity with Communities of Color
3:15-4:15 p.m. Mohawak 66. To be announced
3:15-4:15 p.m. Onondaga 67A. Nicotine Addiction and the Teen Brain: The Perfect Storm for a Public Health Disaster
3:15-4:15 p.m. Onondaga 67B. Using Data to Drive Action
3:15-4:15 p.m. Senaca 68. Health Promotion Activities for Latino Youth in a Faith-Based Community
Friday, Nov. 1329 Room Session # Session Title
9:15-10:15 a.m. Mohawak 69. What Works? Social and Economic Opportunities to Improve Health for All
9:15-10:15 a.m. Onondaga 70A. Being Intentional about Equity in Practice: Saving you and your Organization/Group from Headache and Heartache
9:15-10:15 a.m. Onondaga 70B. Home is Where Your Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond
9:15-10:15 a.m. Senaca 71. From Roots to Results: A Qualitative Case Study of the Evolution of a Public Health Leadership Institute Building Capacity in Collaborating for Equity and Justice
10:30-11:30 a.m. Senaca 72. The Growing Pains of Health Equity in Rural Wisconsin
10:30-11:30 a.m. Mohawak 73. Building Health Equity One Community at a Time….Collaboration between the UW and Appleton
10:30-11:30 a.m. Onondaga 74. The Role of a Professional Doula: Elevating Standards to Modernize the Ancient Concept
1:45-2:45 p.m. Mohawak 75. Black Communication: Supporting Healthy Black Families
1:45-2:45 p.m. Onondaga 76. To be announced

2020 Conference Plenary Speaker


Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice

To learn more about our plenary speaker, click here.


  • Track I: Increasing Opportunities for Inclusion in Wisconsin’s Workforce
  • Track II: Creating Inclusive Communities
  • Track III: Cultivating Equity in Education
  • Track IV: Building Health Equity in Wisconsin


2020 Conference Co-Chairs


Assistant Deputy Director at Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority


President and CEO, Latino Chamber of Commerce


President and CEO, Church Mutual


Senior VP, Marian University; Market Board Member of Ascension Wisconsin


Oneida Nation Chairman