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Toward One Wisconsin 2024

A Conference on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

May 7-8, 2024- Eau Claire, WI

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Toward One Wisconsin 2024
A Conference on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Conference Theme: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

May 7-8, 2024
Pablo Center at the Confluence
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Virtual attendance available

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Whether you’re just starting and overwhelmed, or you’re a leading advocate in your community, this conference will provide best practices, insights and implementation tools to help you take the next steps. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the work of diversity, equity and inclusion, and how to move from talk to action.

T1W 2024 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack

“The question of if diversity is worth it is ever present and not just at colleges but at organizations of all stripes. The answer is – yes, it is. But we should not be surprised when certain new groups struggle. We must move from access to inclusion, and data will help in this endeavor.”

As a sociologist, author, and associate professor of higher education at Boston University, Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack’s research focuses on diversity efforts in higher-education and how lower-income students are often overlooked and left out.

In his acclaimed 2019 book, “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students,” Jack explores the topic of poverty and higher education by examining the different experiences and struggles of two groups of students – the “privileged poor” and the “doubly disadvantaged.”

To learn more about Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, click here. 

In addition to inspiring keynote speakers and informative panels, T1W 2024 features 20 breakout sessions within the four conference tracks. These tracks provide opportunities for anyone, no matter their background or work experience, an opportunity to learn and grow.

Education Track

Increasing Opportunities of Inclusion in Wisconsin’s Workforce

Workforce Track

Creating Inclusive Communities

Community Track

Cultivating Equity in Education

Health Track

Building Health Equity in Wisconsin

Meet the 2024 T1W Conference Co-Chairs

For more info on the 2024 Co-Chairs, click here

Maysee Herr

Dr. Maysee Herr

Selika Ducksworth-Lawton

Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton

Pardeep Kaleka

Pardeep Kaleka

John Tribble

John Tribble

Plenary Session Previews

Third Space: Jewish Muslim Discourse in Divided Times

The Divided Times Discourse will focus on the fallout from the Israel/Palestine conflict, specifically its effects on Jewish and Muslim communities in the United States and Europe. Centering on the diasporic context, the presenters will further illuminate how and why Jewish-Muslim relations (entailing a long history of intellectual, theological and social entanglements) should not be reduced to the conflict.

Shifting Gears: Navigating Wisconsin’s Evolving Landscape for Equity and Belonging

“Shifting Gears” is a pivotal panel discussion that transcends traditional frameworks and delves into the heart of equity and belonging within Wisconsin’s unique political and social climate. This panel promises to be a cross-disciplinary exploration, intertwining perspectives from education, social justice, academia, and community activism to forge a path forward in our increasingly complex society. 

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The Toward One Wisconsin Conference began with a mission to foster and sustain a statewide culture that understands that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to the state’s continued excellence.

Since the first conference in 2019, T1W has brought together thousands of attendees from diverse backgrounds to have broad ranging conversations around the work of DEI and how to move from talk to action.

View the Toward One Wisconsin 2023 Conference Recap


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Beyond Boundaries: DEI Talks

Stay connected with fellow DEI professionals in Wisconsin and eliminate the wait until the next year’s conference. Join us for “Beyond Boundaries: DEI Talks,” a monthly virtual gathering that offers a space for individuals engaged in or interested in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion to engage in casual conversations and discussions.

“Beyond Boundaries: DEI Talks” convenes virtually on the last Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. CST. No registration is required, and there is no set agenda! The group collectively determines the conversation topic. These meetings aim to foster informal and relaxed discussions surrounding DEI work. Whether you’re an experienced DEI professional or someone new looking to expand your knowledge, everyone is welcome.

Learn more here! 

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

2024 Transformational Sponsors

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Visit Eau Claire

2024 Diversity Sponsors

Green Bay Packers
Pablo Foundation

2024 Equity Sponsors

Miron Construction
Church Mutual
Xcel Energy
Hmong American Center
Hola Wisconsin

2024 Inclusion Sponsors

4 Imprint
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio

2024 Unity Sponsors

Cesa 6
Greenheck Group
University of Wisconsin Stout
Northwood Technical College
Chippewa Valley Technical College
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Westconsin Credit Union
Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Farmers Union

2024 Partners

Department of Corrections Wisconsin
Eau Claire Area School District
Girl Scouts of the northwestern great lakes
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Education for Equity and Justice
World Relief Wisconsin
New North
Greta Lax LLC
Clark County Health Department
Taylor County Health Department Logo
Walbec Group
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Common Wealth Development
Alfaro Consulting
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers
Zeidler Group
Mount Mary University
Life Wellness and Counseling Services
Wisconsin Public Health Association
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
C. C. We Adapt
Hope & Help Together
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Wausau Free Clinic
The Discussion Project
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

2024 Exhibitors

Edvest 529
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Girls on the run Chippewa Valley