Dasha Kelly Hamilton returns as
artist-in-residence at Toward One Wisconsin

“As the artist-in-residence, I will be focused on giving us a space to remember the stories that stand behind the statistics. To celebrate the humanity that fuels these herculean efforts that so many are doing across the state and the country.”

Dasha Kelly Hamilton
Milwaukee’s current poet laureate
nationally respected writer, artist and social entrepreneur

Tomorrow’s the day! Get ready to be a part of the change happening across Wisconsin. It’s not too late to add your name to the 722 people from across Wisconsin already registered.

Toward One Wisconsin Conference

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

If you are looking for a way to get energized to register, just click on the link above to hear it straight from our artist-in-residence Dasha Kelly Hamilton.

Click here to check out the amazing lineup of over 50 interest sessions and 90-plus presenters covering these four tracks:

  • 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

Need three more reasons to attend?

  1. Nikole Hannah-Jones and Hilary Ware headline as plenary speakers
  2. Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisisand what we can do about it
  3. CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge

Register today

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Join us Nov. 11-13, over 700 attending!

Federal Reserve analyst to address:
‘The Racial Wealth Gap: Historical Roots and Systemic Barriers’

“Growing up homeless, and knowing my mother struggled with addiction, there were many instances of discrimination and lack of inclusivity.”

Dr. Dominique Pritchett
Clinical Social Work Therapist
Kenosha, WI

If you’ve been thinking about joining us, there’s still time to register for the state’s premier inclusivity conference – just five days away!

Toward One Wisconsin Conference

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

As an employee, business owner or community member, why go?
Hear from Dr. Dominique Pritchett, clinical social work therapist, who relays her story of growing up in Kenosha. (Click on the link above for her short video snippet.)

Need more reasons to register?

  • 50 interest sessions, 90-plus presenters (Click here for program schedule.)
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones and Hilary Ware headline as plenary speakers
  • Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisisand what we can do about it
  • CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge

Click here to check out the amazing lineup of over 50 interest sessions and 90-plus presenters covering these four tracks:

  • 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

This week’s session highlight: Track II: ‘The Racial Wealth Gap: Historical Roots and Systemic Barriers’
Presenter: Lowell Ricketts, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, lead analyst
What you will learn: Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the racial and ethnic disparities in wealth accumulation which highlights populations in need of financial intervention and support; as well as be able to articulate basic facts and clear arguments about why issues of diversity and inclusion matter for our communities.

Register today

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All-star panel to discuss: ‘The World is on Fire,
How 2020 Changed Wisconsin and the Nation’

“The first step, and the most important step, in addressing issues of inclusivity and equality is to acknowledge that they are here.” – In our workplaces and in our communities.

Hilary Ware
T1W plenary speaker
Netflix VP, assoc. general counsel,
litigation and regulatory affairs

There’s only two weeks to go until the state’s premier inclusivity conference launches. Over 600 Wisconsinites have already registered. Come join us at:

Toward One Wisconsin Conference

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

As an employee, business owner or community member, why go?
Hear from Hilary Ware, T1W 2020 plenary speaker and Netflix executive leader, who tells us why the time is now to come together. (Click on the link above for her short video snippet.)

Need more reasons to register?

  • 50 interest sessions, 90-plus presenters (Click here for program schedule.)
  • Nikole Hannah Jones and Hilary Ware headline as plenary speakers
  • Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisisand what we can do about it
  • CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge

Click here to check out the amazing lineup of over 50 interest sessions and 90-plus presenters covering these four tracks:

  • 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

This week’s session highlight: Plenary Panel: ‘The World is on Fire, How 2020 Changed Wisconsin and the Nation’
Presenters: Jarrett Adams, J.D., Law Office of Jarrett Adams, PLLC; Ruben Anthony, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Madison; Lowell Ricketts, lead analyst, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Paula Tran Inzeo, M.P.H., Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group director; University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Moderator: Christine Munson, director of Advising and Student Success, Northcentral Technical College.
What you will learn: The plenary panel will frame key issues and themes for the conference from the perspective of four experts based on their experiences and professional expertise.

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Conference will help businesses learn how to be more inclusive, diverse

“What we’re experiencing here in the U.S. is a moment, a cultural shift. Organizations that you thought would never come out with actions on diversity and inclusion are doing it now. From a business standpoint, it makes sense.”

D.J. Daniels
Talent Acquisition Professional
Toward One Wisconsin
Steering Committee member

You’ve been hearing about Toward One Wisconsin for a while. Over 450 have already registered for this premier statewide inclusivity conference. Won’t you join us to be a part of the change across Wisconsin?

Toward One Wisconsin Conference

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

By Oct. 23 – save up to $100

Reserve your spot today

Why should businesses attend?
Hear it straight from an H.R. professional from Green Bay, D.J. Daniels. (Click on the link above for D.J.’s story.)

Need more reasons to register?

  • 50 interest sessions, 90-plus presenters (Click here for program schedule.)
  • Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisisand what we can do about it
  • CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge
  • All-digital poster presentations, show your work, engage with others – details at inclusivity-wi.org/poster

Click here to check out the amazing lineup of over 50 interest sessions and 90-plus presenters covering these four tracks:

  • 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

This week’s session highlight: Track I: Workforce Opportunities – ‘Got Equity?’
Presenters: Mohammed I.T. Bey, director, Diversity & Inclusion, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Vickie Lock, dean, Student Success, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Jenni Oliver, director, The Privilege Institute Operations and Social Equity Advancement
What you will learn: Employees at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and The Privilege Institute will share examples of how they have created and/or facilitated holistic equity approaches that could be adopted by other organizations.

Register today

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Toward One Wisconsin Nov. 11-13:
Reserve your spot today!

“My mom came here from Mexico – like every other immigrant that comes to Wisconsin – for an opportunity to work and evolve.”

Jessica Cavazos
President and CEO
Latino Chamber of Commerce
Toward One Wisconsin co-chair

Businesses, organizations and individuals from across Wisconsin are coming together to address how to build communities of equity and opportunity. Don’t miss your chance to join them at this premier inclusivity conference.

Toward One Wisconsin Conference

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

(Tip: Save up to $100 – register before Oct. 23)

One of Toward One Wisconsin’s Co-chairs, Jessica Cavazos, is excited to share with you why this three-day gathering is so important in moving Wisconsin forward. Click on the link above to hear her story.

Need more reasons to register?

  • 50 interest sessions, 90-plus presenters (Click here for program schedule.)
  • Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisisand what we can do about it (Program session details coming next week!)
  • CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge
  • All-digital poster presentations, show your work, engage with others – details at inclusivity-wi.org/poster

Click here to check out the amazing lineup of over 50 interest sessions and 90-plus presenters covering these four tracks:

  • 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

This week’s session highlight: Track II: Presenters John A. Birdsall, Birdsall Obear & Associates SC, attorney; Keith Findley, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, professor; Jarrett Adams, attorney, exoneree; Michael O’Hear, Marquette Law School, professor; and Joel Brennan, Wisconsin Department of the Administration, secretary; will present:

‘A Plan for Reducing Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin
What you will learn:
Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of Wisconsin’s incarceration epidemic, including basic facts about our criminal justice system and how it prejudices arrests, convictions and incarceration of black men (among others). Attendees will learn about the prison abolition movement – its origins and effects – and how to engage with the movement to effect change.

Register today

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Join us at Toward One Wisconsin,
only five weeks to go!

You are cordially invited to attend the state’s premier inclusivity conference on Nov. 11-13:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

(Tip: Save up to $100 – register before Oct. 23)

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer prize-winning creator of the “1619 Project,” and one of our special plenary speakers, is eager to share her story with you. Click on the link above for her short video snippet.

Our other plenary speaker, Hilary Ware, is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs at Netflix in San Francisco. She will focus on concrete actions the business community needs to take to create real change toward equality and opportunity in the workplace.

Need more reasons to register?

  • 50 interest sessions, 90-plus presenters (Click here for program schedule.)
  • Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisisand what are we going to do about it
  • CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge
  • All-digital poster presentations, show your work, engage with others – details at inclusivity-wi.org/poster

Click here to check out the amazing lineup of over 50 interest sessions and 90-plus presenters covering these four tracks:

  • 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

This week’s session highlight: Track III, presenters Eddie Moore Jr., Ph.D., The Privilege Institute; Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh:

‘The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys’
What you will learn by attending: For White teachers to be allies to their Black male students, they need to know their students’ struggles just for being Black and male in the U.S. You will work through activities that may challenge, require honest reflection on your whiteness, and will reflect on possibly perpetuating an inherently white and privileged society. The sessions will support White teachers in their search for personal growth as educators and the academic achievement of their Black male students.

Register today

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Early bird discount ends Oct. 2, save $100
Register now for Toward One Wisconsin

Just six weeks to go until we present the premier inclusivity conference:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

(Save ½ off – register by Oct. 2!)

Click here to check out the amazing lineup of over 50 interest sessions and 100+ speakers covering these four tracks:

  • 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

This week’s session highlight: Track IV, presenter Hon. Rev. Everett D. Mitchell, M.Div., Th.M., J.D., to speak on:

The Hon. Rev.
Everett Mitchell

‘Trauma Informed Courtroom Practices: Dismantling the Child Welfare to Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Prison Pipeline’
What you will learn by attending: The juvenile justice system in Wisconsin passes traumatized children from one system to the next without addressing the deeply held trauma and mental health needs of young people and their families.
The session will examine systemic barriers within the juvenile justice system: education, shackling of juveniles, transporting juveniles, mental health access and lack of long-term family support and explain steps being taken by Dane County Courts to engage partnerships to dismantle the pipeline.

Register today

NEW THIS YEAR!

  • Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisis (and what are we going to do about it?)
  • CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge
  • All-digital poster presentations, show your work, engage with others – details at inclusivity-wi.org/poster

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For complete list of conference sponsors, click here.

Early bird discount ends Oct. 2
Register today for half-off savings!

“We’re at a point where we have to make change. What that change looks like maybe we don’t know. Maybe it’s scary. But we need to change.”

Shaniqua Crawford TitleIX Coordinator
Lawrence University

 

 

 

This year, more than ever, issues of inclusivity and diversity have taken over our national dialogue. Won’t you join us to continue the dialogue started at last year’s conference in Milwaukee, and be a part of the change at the premier inclusivity conference that will address:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

(Save ½ off – register by Oct. 2!)

We are excited to present over 50 interest sessions and 100+ speakers focusing on these four tracks:

  • 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
    Presenter schedule now available! Check out who’s coming here.

Keynote speakers: Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine who focuses on racial injustice. Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco.

NEW THIS YEAR!

  • Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisis (and what are we going to do about it?)
  • CEO Action Panel for Diversity and Inclusion – Taking the Pledge
  • All-digital poster presentations, show your work, engage with others – details at inclusivity-wi.org/poster

Register today

Premier Sponsors:


For complete list of conference sponsors, click here.

Join us for Nikole Hannah-Jones, Hilary Ware,
48 sessions, over 100 speakers Nov. 11-13

This year, more than ever, issues of inclusivity and diversity have taken over our national dialogue. True inclusivity will take individual reflection and action. Here is your opportunity to take part in a premier inclusivity conference that will address:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

All-virtual
Nov. 11-13

Reserve your spot today

(Save ½ off – register by Oct. 2!)

* Special preconference day Nov. 11: Racism is a Public Health Crisis (and what are we going to do about it?)

How can you benefit from attending?

1. Connect with national thought leaders and influencers who will lead dialogue on how to move Wisconsin forward – making our communities more diverse.

2. Hear inclusivity success stories from over 100 experts in break-out sessions throughout the two-day conference on these four conference tracks:

  • 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
    Presenter schedule now available! Check out who’s coming here.

3. Be a part of the premier inclusivity conference which last year brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity.

Keynote speakers: Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine who focuses on racial injustice, and is a frequent national media commentator on the 1619 project. Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco.

NEW THIS YEAR: Poster presentations – all digital
Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster
Click here for a T1W video.
Visit t1w.org for more information.

Register today

Conference Co-Chairs:

Rich Poirier
President and CEO
Church Mutual Insurance
Jessica Cavazos
President and CEO
Latino Chamber of Commerce
George Koonce

Senior VP

Marian University
May Yer Thao
Assistant Deputy Director Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development
Authority (WHEDA)
Tehassi Hill
Oneida Nation Chairman

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Toward One Wisconsin offers half-off savings,
Register by September 15

Click above to learn about Jarrett Adams,
a plenary panel featured speaker.

With only two months to go, now’s the time to reserve your spot at the premier inclusivity conference, the all-virtual Toward One Wisconsin on Nov. 11-13.

There are even more reasons not to wait, with half-off registration ending September 15 – register now.

Here are four benefits to attending.

 

 

1. Toward One Wisconsin (T1W) just announced a special preconference program. We’re partnering with MATCH (Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health) group of the UW-Madison Population Health Institute on “Racism is a Public Health Crisis – And What We Can Do About It.”

2. Two nationally recognized figures will headline T1W – Nikole Hannah-Jones, 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist with the New York Times. She launched the 1619 Project, which challenges Americans to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date. Click here for her compelling story.
Hilary Ware, vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco. An openly gay attorney who has navigated to the top of her profession, she will discuss overcoming LGBTQ bias in the workplace.

3. We have 48 presentations with over 100 speakers – detailing success stories and strategies to help Wisconsin become more inclusive and welcoming.

4. Speaker snapshot! Click on the image above to learn more about one of our opening day plenary panelists – Jarrett Adams, interviewed recently on CNN. Wrongly convicted of sexual assault at age 17, he served 10 years in a Wisconsin prison before being exonerated with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Adams went on to earn a law degree and is now a successful defense attorney. He is also presenting in both Track 2 and Track 4 (two separate live presentations on Nov. 13) on “A Plan for Reducing Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin.”

Be a part of the premier inclusivity conference which last year brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity.

Register Today

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Don’t miss Toward One Wisconsin bonus event:
How do we advance racial and health equity?

Wisconsin public health leaders declared “Racism a Public Health Crisis” and a statewide priority in 2017. Since then, almost 500 individuals and 100 organizations have signed on to take the pledge declaring racism a public health crisis.

In light of the recent reminders that racial violence persists in our country, including the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and most recently the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, urgency remains around calls to action for sweeping changes to end systemic racism.

The MATCH (Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health) group of the UW-Madison Population Health Institute is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service on a special Toward One Wisconsin preconference virtual program:

Racism is a Public Health Crisis
And What are We Going to Do About it?
Wed. Nov. 11
Noon-4:30 p.m.
Total Virtual Event
$25 (Scholarships available)

Register Today

This program will kick off the all virtual Toward One Wisconsin (T1W) inclusivity conference on Nov. 12-13. Toward One Wisconsin seeks to build communities of equity and opportunity by prioritizing the work of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout Wisconsin, as well as supporting the creation of a statewide network of individual leaders, nonprofits and employers determined to empower and employ a diverse workforce.

Join us for a preconference day of reflection, connection and action! Participants will be asked how we can translate the pledge on racism into concrete changes through three activities on November 11:

1. Individual reflection and action on racism
2. Organizational reflection and action on racism
3. Systemic policy level reflection and action on racism

Plan to feel inspired, motivated and challenged to move racial equity within your spheres of influence.

Note: We understand not all can set aside a full day. Please don’t let that stop you from participating as you can. Click here to register.

We are committed to creating equitable conditions where everyone can thrive. Please let us know if you have specific needs for this preconference (live translation, closed captioning, etc.). Contact us at: healthieststatewisc@wisc.edu.

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Toward One Wisconsin offers special $100 rate;
register by Sept. 15

Wisconsin’s premier inclusivity conference is pleased to offer the special half-off rate of $100 for registrations until Sept. 15.

Toward One Wisconsin, set for Nov. 12-13, will be presented as a total virtual conference, ensuring the safety of presenters and attendees alike in a format that will allow all to enjoy the interest sessions at times convenient to individual work schedules.

Register Today

2020 Conference Plenary Speakers

Nikole Hannah-Jones

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

Hilary Ware

Vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco

In light of the remarkable events since our conference was first announced, Toward One Wisconsin will offer presentations of timely relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. Watch for an announcement next week on a special Nov. 11 pre-conference program – of particular importance given recent events in Wisconsin.

As a virtual attendee, you will hear firsthand about the struggles, challenges and successes on the inclusivity and diversity fronts from over 150 speakers and 48 interest sessions. (Program schedule coming soon!) You will also have “front-row” seats to hear our two nationally-recognized plenary speakers, Nikole Hanna-Jones and Hilary Ware. Click here for their bios.

Our 48 presentations will highlight successes in:

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

Click here to register.

Watch for updates on our Facebook page, in e-blasts and on the Toward One Wisconsin website.

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Top CEOs to share success stories
on more inclusive, welcoming workplaces

Some of the leading business voices on inclusivity and diversity will headline a special CEO Action Panel on November 12, Day 1 of the Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

Now: ALL-VIRTUAL – Nov. 12-13, 2020

Panelists will highlight the work their organizations have done to advance “The CEO Action Pledge,” with a Q&A to follow.

Panelists are from companies that have signed this pledge, which aims to rally the business community to foster diversity and inclusion within the workplace. More than 1,200 CEOs nationally have signed this pledge.

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Attendees will come away with a better understanding of why support from the top of an organization is critical, what’s been done to achieve the CEO commitments and how CEOs are holding their leadership teams accountable for results.

Headlining the panel will be:

Wilson Jones
CEO, Oshkosh Corporation
Lori Malcolm
Chief Culture and Operations Officer, United Way Worldwide
Chris Woleske
CEO, Bellin Health
Walter Woods
CEO, Humana Foundation
Panel moderator will be:
Idalia Hill, Director at PwC Leading Strategy and Operations for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

This year, more than 40 presentations will highlight inclusivity success stories for these four tracks:

  • 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

Be a part of the premier inclusivity conference which last year brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity.

Reserve your spot today.

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Premier inclusivity conference goes all virtual
Register now for early bird discounts

Nikole Hannah-Jones explains importance of Juneteeth on “The View.”

Good news! The Toward One Wisconsin conference, still set for November 12-13, will be presented as a total virtual conference, ensuring the safety of presenters and attendees alike in a format that will allow all to enjoy the interest sessions at times convenient to individual work schedules.

Headlining the Toward One Wisconsin conference are two nationally recognized plenary speakers:

Nikole Hannah-Jones will be available to present as a plenary speaker on November 13. The award-winning New York Times investigative journalist launched the 1619 Project, which challenges Americans to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date. Click here for her compelling story.

Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco. An openly gay attorney who has navigated to the top of her profession, she will discuss overcoming LGBTQ bias in the workplace.

Take advantage of early bird discounts on registration. Click here.

In light of the remarkable events since our conference was first announced, Toward One Wisconsin will offer presentations of timely relevance to COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter. In the coming weeks, watch for updates on these new offerings.

We currently have 40 interest sessions and 150 presenters in these four tracks:

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

Watch for updates on our Facebook page, in e-blasts and on the Toward One Wisconsin website.

Register Here

Track Sponsors:


For complete list of conference sponsors, click here.

Premier inclusivity conference sets new date
Join us November 12-13 in Green Bay

Nicole Hannah-Jones
Conference Plenary Speaker

Good news! The Toward One Wisconsin conference has a new date: November 12 and 13, at the same venue – the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay and
Nikole Hannah-Jones will be available to present as a plenary speaker on November 13. The award-winning New York Times investigative journalist launched the 1619 Project, which challenges Americans to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date. Click here for her compelling story.

We are in the process of confirming all of the 70-plus track chair sessions for the new date.
Track I: Increasing Opportunities for Inclusion in Wisconsin’s Workforce
Track II: Creating Inclusive Communities in Wisconsin
Track III: Cultivating Equity in Education
Track IV: Building Health Equity in Wisconsin

The CEO panel is still on – and will be held the first day of the conference.

Watch for updates on our Facebook page, in e-blasts and on the Toward One Wisconsin website. Click here for the new flyer!

Register Here

Throughout the coming months, we will monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19, and are exploring options for some virtual sessions in case attendees are not able to join in person. Your safety and health is our top priority.

Track Sponsors:


For complete list of conference sponsors, click here.

Important update on Toward One Wisconsin

To ease your mind during these uncertain times, the Toward One Wisconsin 2020 conference is postponed. Please be patient as we work out the details of rescheduling the conference this fall. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work out the details of rescheduling the conference for this fall.

Of note: Registrants will be able to transfer their registration fee to the new date. Those who will need a refund please email shunter@uwsa.edu before April 30 for a full refund.

Meanwhile, stay tuned as we move forward with rescheduling. For other updates, go to T1W.org.

Track Sponsors:


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Organizers issue statement,
Monitor latest on coronavirus situation

Toward One Wisconsin Conference organizers continue to plan for the April 28-29 event in Green Bay as we closely monitor the potential effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The safety and security of our attendees is our highest priority and guides our decision-making.

We are following the lead of city, state and federal officials, as well as implementing recommendations by public health authorities.

The Radisson Hotel and Conference Center has assured us that they have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public areas and will have alcohol-based hand sanitizer available throughout the conference facility.

We will remain in contact with officials and colleagues throughout the state to monitor changing conditions.

Meanwhile, we are thrilled by the extraordinary lineup of speakers, presenters and panelists and look forward seeing you at Toward One Wisconsin.

Track Sponsors:


For complete list of conference sponsors, click here.

Get details on 74 sessions, 100-plus presenters,
Reserve your spot now for Toward One Wisconsin

We are excited to announce that Toward One Wisconsin has finalized 74 interest sessions from 100-plus presenters who will detail inclusivity success stories from across the state in these four tracks:

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

Register Here

Click here to view complete break-out session titles and times.
Click here to view breakout descriptions and presenter names, titles.

Conference attendees will learn collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices and cutting-edge research – all to help foster more unified and inclusive communities in Wisconsin.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference
Green Bay, WI

Reserve your spot today.

Headlining the Toward One Wisconsin conference are two nationally recognized speakers:

Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs at Netflix in San Francisco.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice, with her “1619 Project” gaining national prominence.

Spots are still available to submit a poster presentation.
Digital and print accepted until 30 poster topics are received. A great way to engage with others. Send us yours:

Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

Share this conference flyer!
This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting
LUNAFEST film festival celebrating women filmmakers across NE Wisconsin
Hmong Institute plans statewide speaker series to mark 45th anniversary of diaspora
How Much Diversity Does a Modern City Need?
UW-Stout’s first female chancellor takes the reins to kick off Women’s History Month
Different Generations Learning to Work Together

Track Sponsors:


For complete list of conference sponsors, click here.

Diversity experts to share support strategies for
transgender, non-binary students

Here’s another top pick from among the 60-plus sessions at:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference
Green Bay, WI

What’s the “T” in LGBTQIA+?

To create more inclusive spaces for non-binary members of our educational communities, two diversity experts from Lakeshore Technical College will share their best practices and strategies for supporting transgender and other non-binary students in the classroom and on campus.

Be a part of the state’s premier inclusivity conference, launched last year and which brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity. Click on video link for conference story.

Reserve your spot today.

Sixty presentations from 100-plus speakers will describe inclusivity success stories for these four tracks:

  • 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

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Register Today

Let’s see your poster presentation ideas! Digital and print accepted until 30 poster topics are received. A great way to engage with others. Send us yours:
Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

Alliant Energy: Hosting conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion
Professionals of color to share their career experiences
Rhinelander art studio recognized as first autism friendly business in Central Wisconsin
How a Foundation Tackles Diversity Issues by Providing Access to Higher Education
Roger Pulliam, champion of education, mentored scores of students of color at UW-Whitewater
Decolonizing curriculum, striving towards inclusive education

Track Sponsors:


For complete list of conference sponsors, click here.

Toward One Wisconsin presenters highlight:
‘Baraboo Gathers, Baraboo Talks, Baraboo Acts’

After a photo of Baraboo High School senior boys appearing to give the Nazi salute went viral in fall 2018, community, civic, business and faith-based groups came together to find ways to heal from this painful event. A series of community talks revealed many in Baraboo do not feel welcome and comfortable.

What happened next? Find out firsthand from Baraboo community members who took steps to ensure all voices are heard at the Track II: Creating Inclusive Communities talk: “Baraboo Gathers, Baraboo Talks, Baraboo Acts.” Just one of over 60 presentations at:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference
Green Bay, WI

Be a part of the state’s premier inclusivity conference, launched in 2019 and which brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity.

Reserve your spot today.

Watch for news next week announcing the 60 presentations from 100-plus speakers detailing inclusivity success stories for these four tracks:

  • 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

Share this conference flyer!

Register Today

Actively seeking poster presentations – digital and print accepted until 30 poster topics are received. A great way to engage with others. Send us yours:
Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

Autistic School Board Member Pushes for Inclusion, Understanding
600 Communities Join ShabbaT Together Highlighting Inclusion
Oshkosh students learn diversity through ‘Read Your Heart Out’ event
Equity and inclusion champion Roger Pulliam has passed away
Reflections of Ebony preview
Visit Beloit, residents agree to promote diversity in marketing material
UW Student Elena Haasl Looking to Amplify Young Voices on the Dane County Board

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Register today! Hear Hilary Ware headline talk on diversity strategies

“Toward One Wisconsin provides an important forum to think and strategize about how we can truly create diversity and inclusion in Wisconsin.”

Hilary Ware
Conference Plenary Speaker
Netflix General Counsel, VP Litigation & Regulatory Affairs
Frequent speaker on diversity in legal profession and work-life balance

Growing up in Wausau, Hilary Ware saw the struggles in her community during the influx of Hmong Refugees in the 1980s. Since then, she says, “We’ve learned that we may speak a different language at home, or eat different food, or celebrate different holidays, but we all share our essential humanity and a shared identity of being American. We can all learn from each other.”

Hilary is returning to Wisconsin to share what she has learned about what businesses can do to encourage an environment of acceptance, because “there is such a clear business case for diversity.”

Don’t miss this compelling speaker. Register today for:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference
Green Bay, WI

Reserve your spot today.

Watch for news soon announcing the 60 presentations from 100-plus speakers detailing inclusivity success stories for these four tracks:

  • 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

Share this conference flyer!

Register Today

Still time to submit your poster presentations – digital and print
Hurry: Deadline to submit: February 15

Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

See you in Green Bay!

This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

Nikole Hannah-Jones, The Daily Show
Project Unify promotes inclusion of students with special needs
Celebrating Black History: Appleton restaurant owner shares his story
Mellon Foundation approves $2.8 million grant to UW–based humanities consortium
Ricardo Diaz, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino among Diversity in Business award winners
Bucks announce six-figure commitment to social injustice during summit at Fiserv Forum

Track Sponsors:


Engage your audience with a poster display,
hurry – deadline Feb. 15 to submit ideas

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference
Green Bay, WI

Reserve your spot today.

Here’s an opportunity for Toward One Wisconsin Conference attendees to display and present a digital display or poster at the conference. Poster displays can:

  1. Help you engage with other conference attendees interested in in your topic
  2. Strike up a conversation with someone about your poster that may lead to future collaboration
  3. Jumpstart an insightful, impartial discussion of your work by a peer that can often provide ideas for improving your work downstream

For complete details on how to submit your ideas, click here.

Watch for news soon announcing the 60 presentations from 100-plus speakers detailing inclusivity success stories for these four tracks:

  • 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

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This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

Wisconsin Legislative Caucus kicks off Black History Month
Department of Chemistry wins Regents’ Diversity Award
LUNAFEST: Short Films By and About Women

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New York Times investigative journalist to talk on diversity, ‘1619 Project’ at Toward One Wisconsin

“Don’t look at Black people as the problem. Look at Black people as the solution.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones
New York Times investigative journalist
Creator of the ‘1619 Project’
Toward One Wisconsin plenary speaker

Toward One Wisconsin plenary speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones will describe her work with the New York Times “1619 Project,” which challenges Americans to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date. Lesson plans for schools across the country is a key component of the project. Click on the video to hear her story.

Hear Nikole’s compelling story. Be a part of the state’s premier inclusivity conference, which last year brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference
Green Bay, WI

Reserve your spot today.

Watch for news soon announcing the 60 presentations from 100-plus speakers detailing inclusivity success stories for these four tracks:

  • 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

Register Today

Still time to submit your poster presentations – digital and print
Hurry: Deadline to submit: February 15

Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

See you in Green Bay!

This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

Goldman Sachs to insist that companies it takes public have diverse boards
Keith Woods Named NPR`s Chief Diversity Officer
Wisconsin Idea Seminar engages UW–Madison faculty and staff with state
From the publisher: Milwaukee business community needs to embrace, celebrate diverse talent
Training set for workplace equality, diversity, inclusion
Wisconsin lawmakers aim to stamp out hair-based discrimination
SC Johnson Earns 15th Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

Track Sponsors:


Toward One Wisconsin announces
CEO Action Panel event, April 29 in Green Bay

Some of the leading business voices on inclusivity and diversity will headline a special CEO Action Panel on the second day of the Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Reserve your spot today.

All conference attendees will be invited to the afternoon CEO panel discussion, which will be held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay.

The panel will discuss, “The CEO Action Pledge,” with a Q&A session to follow. Panelists are from companies that have signed this pledge, which aims to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. More than 800 CEOs nationally have signed the pledge.

Headlining the panel will be:

Phil Flynn
Associated Bank CEO
Chris Woleske
Bellin Health CEO
Maria Hughes
Humana senior vice president, chief of inclusion and diversity
Lori Malcolm
United Way chief culture and operations officer
Panel moderator will be Carina Markel, PricewaterhouseCoopers deals market leader and diversity and inclusivity leader

This event will conclude the two-day conference, which will feature 60 presentations detailing inclusivity success stories for these four tracks:

  • 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

Be a part of the premier inclusivity conference which last year brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity.

Register Today

NEW THIS YEAR: Poster presentations – digital and print
Hurry: Deadline to submit: February 15

Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

Wisconsin scores high on treatment of LGBT employees
Q & A: Mota anticipates opportunities, challenges as ADA coordinator
Five facts about Pamela E. Harris, Mexican-American mathematician and educator of “leaders of character”
WI Capitol ceremony honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
Milwaukee Bucks to host fourth Pride Night
Astronaut, physician, engineer Mae Jemison interprets MLK’s legacy
Milwaukee Women inc celebrates companies with gender-diverse leadership
UW-Madison grad`s emotional commencement speech goes viral: `We`re gonna teach `em how to say goodbye`

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Only three months away! Reserve your spot today at state’s premier inclusivity conference

Moving Wisconsin forward – are you in? To power into a new decade, the state needs a diverse group of people from many disciplines and backgrounds. Join us at the premier inclusivity conference that will address:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Reserve your spot today.

Here are three ways you will benefit from attending:

1. Connect with national thought leaders and influencers who will lead dialogue on how to move Wisconsin forward – making our communities more diverse.

2. Hear inclusivity success stories from 60 state experts in break-out sessions throughout the two-day conference on these four conference tracks:

  • 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

3. Be a part of the premier inclusivity conference which last year brought together 500 attendees from across the state to address persistent barriers to inclusivity.

Keynote speakers: Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco; and Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine who focuses on racial injustice.

NEW THIS YEAR: Poster presentations – digital and print
Hurry: Deadline to submit: February 15

Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

Click here for a T1W video.

Visit t1w.org for more information. See you in Green Bay!

Register Today

Conference Co-Chairs:

Rich Poirier
President and CEO
Church Mutual
Jessica Cavazos
President and CEO
Latino Chamber of Commerce
George Koonce

Senior VP

Marian University
May Yer Thao
Assistant Deputy Director Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development
Authority (WHEDA)
Tehassi Hill
Oneida Nation Chairman

Track Sponsors:


Don’t delay – register today for the premier inclusivity conference

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

At last year’s inaugural conference, 500 people from across the state came together to address persistent barriers to inclusivity. This year, you can be a part of building communities of equity and opportunity.

Reserve your spot today.

Just announced! Oneida Nation Chairman Tehassi Hill will serve as honorary conference co-chair, joining May Yer Thao, Jessica Cavazos, Rich Poirier and George Koonce. Chairman Hill addressed the State Legislature in April at the State of the Tribes Address. Click on short video above for highlights.

Keynote speakers: Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco; and Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine who focuses on racial injustice.

More than 60 presenters will highlight success stories in four conference tracks:

  • 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

NEW THIS YEAR: Poster presentations – digital and print.
Deadline to submit: February 15
Details at: inclusivity-wi.org/poster

Click here for a T1W video.

For a T1W flyer to share, click here.

Visit t1w.org for more information. See you in Green Bay!

Register Today

Conference Co-Chairs:

May Yer Thao
Assistant Deputy Director Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development
Authority (WHEDA)
Jessica Cavazos
President and CEO
Latino Chamber of Commerce
Rich Poirier
President and CEO
Church Mutual
George Koonce
Senior VP
Marian University

Track Sponsors:


Reserve your spot at the premier inclusivity conference: Toward One Wisconsin

You are invited to join us at the second Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a premiere inclusivity conference.

Reserve your spot today.

Businesses, organizations and individuals from across Wisconsin will come together to address how to build communities of equity and opportunity. Keynote speakers will be Hilary Ware, vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco; and Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine who focuses on racial injustice.

Conference Tracks:

  • 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
NEW THIS YEAR: Poster presentations – digital and print.
Deadline to submit is February 15, 2020.

Click here for a T1W video.

To share a T1W Flyer click here.

Visit t1w.org for more information.

Register Today

Conference Co-Chairs:

May Yer Thao
Assistant Deputy Director Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development
Authority (WHEDA)
Jessica Cavazos
President and CEO
Latino Chamber of Commerce
Rich Poirier
President and CEO
Church Mutual
George Koonce
Senior VP
Marian University

This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

How School Segregation Leads to Inequitable Career Opportunities: An Interview With Nikole Hannah-Jones
Fight the war on Christmas with tolerance and inclusivity this holiday season
The 1619 Project Is Reshaping How We Teach Slavery — But Is It Enough?
5 Reasons Businesses Win When They Focus on Fostering Inclusivity
Inclusivity must not be lost in the drive for diversity

Track Sponsors:


You’re invited! Come to Green Bay on April 28-29:
Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference

“Wisconsin is moving forward. And we need to continue to spread the word.”
Dr. George Koonce
Toward One Wisconsin Conference co-chair
Senior VP
Marian University

In just four months, diversity experts and influencers will convene in Green Bay. Toward One Wisconsin will bring together individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds to address divisions that adversely impact the state’s economic, cultural and social progress.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this premiere inclusivity conference.

Reserve your spot today.

In addition to 60 presentations by experts in their respective fields, two nationally recognized speakers on diversity and inclusivity will headline the conference. Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs at Netflix in San Francisco. An openly gay attorney who has navigated to the top of her profession, she is a frequent speaker on diversity issues and work-life balance. Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine, focusing on racial injustice.

NEW FOR 2020: POSTER PRESENTATIONS – Conference attendees will have the chance to display and present a poster on a subject pertaining to one of the four conference tracks:

  • 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

Poster presenters can actively engage with peers who can offer insightful, impartial feedback on your work. Not sure how poster presentations work? Check out the details at: t1w.org/poster. Poster deadline is February 1, 2020.

It’s not too early to register. Reserve your spot at the table for this premier inclusivity conference.

Register Today

This week’s articles from the T1W Newsletter:

UWSP Has Room to Grow on Inclusivity
UW-Stout, UWEC Faculty Recognized for LGBTQ+ Advocacy
Check Out These Top 4 Most-Improved Cities Working with HRC to Make LGBTQ Equality a Priority
God and Education: How Mister Rogers used his faith to shape Children’s Television
Black and brown children not represented in children’s books
Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2019 Internet2 Technology Exchange
New Bill Aims to Create More Inclusivity of Women in Trucking

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Premier inclusivity conference set for April 28-29
Register today – poster presenters welcome

Toward One Wisconsin planners are busy working on the state’s second premier inclusivity conference.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Exciting developments to report: Our two keynote speakers – nationally recognized experts in their field – have now been finalized.

Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs, at Netflix in San Francisco. An openly gay attorney who has navigated to the top of her profession, she is a frequent speaker on diversity issues and work-life balance. She has been recognized as a “Woman Leader in Tech Law” by the Recorder and received the Corporate Counsel Award from Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom. A Wisconsin native, Ware received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her juris doctorate and master’s in education degrees from Harvard University.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. Her extensive reporting on how segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned her the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame and her master’s in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

NEW FOR 2020: POSTER PRESENTATIONS – Conference attendees will have the chance to display and present a poster on a subject pertaining to one of the four conference tracks:

  • 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

Poster presenters can actively engage with peers who can offer insightful, impartial feedback on your work. Not sure how poster presentations work? Check out the details at: https://inclusivity-wi.org/poster. Poster deadline is February 1, 2020.

It’s not too early to register. Reserve your spot at the table for this premier inclusivity conference.

Register Today

Track Sponsors:


Toward One Wisconsin needs you
Send us your proposal by Nov. 15

WIPPS Director Eric Giordano is excited to see your conference proposal. Send today at:
https://inclusivity-wi.org/cfp

The next premier inclusivity conference is only five months away. But before then, we are working hard to reach our goal of 60 proposals for our four tracks – by Friday. Can you help?

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Last April – 500 attendees, 250 presenters, 3 nationally acclaimed plenary speakers.
In 2020, you could be one of the presenters.

Check out the 2019 conference program to see what was presented at the first Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference.

We invite you to submit a proposal that includes collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting-edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

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

For a guide on 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference proposal submissions, click here.

Send Proposal Today

Help promote inclusivity – RFP deadline November 15

Track Sponsors:


Founding Sponsor

Toward One Wisconsin needs you
Send us your proposal by Nov. 15

WIPPS Director Eric Giordano is excited to see your conference proposal. Send today at:
https://inclusivity-wi.org/cfp

The next premier inclusivity conference is only five months away. But before then, we need 60 proposals for our four tracks. Help get us there by the November 15 deadline.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Last April – 500 attendees, 250 presenters, 3 nationally acclaimed plenary speakers.
In 2020, you could be one of the presenters.

Check out the 2019 conference program to see what was presented at the first Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference.

We invite you to submit a proposal that includes collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting-edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

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

For a guide on 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference proposal submissions, click here.

Send Proposal Today

Help promote inclusivity – RFP deadline November 15

Track Sponsors:


Founding Sponsor

Urgent need for Toward One Wisconsin
Send us your proposal by Nov. 15

“We’d love to hear your proposal ideas!”
Church Mutual President/CEO Rich Poirier (at left) and Marian University Senior VP George Koonce.

We’re working hard on the next premier inclusivity conference in the state – and we need your expertise to make it a success.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Last April – 500 attendees, 250 presenters, 3 nationally acclaimed plenary speakers.
In 2020, you could be one of the presenters.

Check out the 2019 conference program to see what was presented at the first Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference.

We invite you to submit a proposal that includes collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

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

For a guide on 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference proposal submissions, click here.

Submit Proposal

Help promote inclusivity – RFP deadline November 15

Track Sponsors:


Founding Sponsor

Urgent need: Send us your presentation proposal for Toward One Wisconsin by Nov. 15

Conference Co-chairs, Church Mutual President/CEO Rich Poirier (at left) and Marian University Senior VP George Koonce, would love to hear your proposals!

We’re amping up preparations for the premier inclusivity conference in the state – and we need your expertise to make it a success.

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Last April – 500 attendees, 250 presenters, 3 nationally acclaimed plenary speakers.
In 2020, you could be one of the presenters.

To see what was presented at the 2019 Toward One Wisconsin conference, go to page 7 of our 2019 conference program.

We invite you to submit a proposal that includes collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

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

For a guide on 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference proposal submissions, click here.

Submit Proposal

Help promote inclusivity – RFP deadline November 15

Track Sponsors:


Founding Sponsor

Join us as a presenter at T1W
Deadline to submit is November 15

Last April’s Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference (T1W) in Milwaukee was just the beginning. Building on the enthusiasm and momentum of this premier inclusivity conference, we announce the second T1W:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Be part of an event that brings together diverse groups from early through higher education, business and industry, state and local workforce development, youth programs, health care, vocational rehabilitation, community and neighborhood associations, nonprofit, government, and faith-based groups.

We invite you to submit a proposal that includes collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

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

For a guide on 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference proposal submissions, click here.

Submit Proposal

Don’t delay! RFP deadline coming fast – November 15

Track Sponsors:


Founding Sponsor

T-minus 189 days – Set your sights on Toward One Wisconsin 2020

It’s time to gear up for Toward One Wisconsin 2020 Building Communities of Equity and Opportunity. We invite you to again be a part of the excitement and momentum that began with our first T1W conference last April in Milwaukee.

Here are three quick things to make sure you have T1W on your radar:

1) Save the Date:

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI

Click here for Save the Date pdf.
Please share this with all your groups, colleagues and friends to help spread the word about this premier statewide conference on inclusivity.

2) Request for Proposals – we want to hear from you!

Our four conference tracks are back. And we need your expertise to inform conference attendees on innovative approaches, best practices and cutting-edge research/success stories on:

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

Deadline to submit RFPs is November 15. For a guide on proposal submissions, click here.

Submit Proposal

3) Last but not least – we have a quick, cool little survey we kindly ask you to fill out. We want to provide you with the best possible conference experience April 28-29 in Green Bay, and your feedback will help greatly.

Take Quick Survey

Watch for more exciting news coming soon on our plenary speakers!

Track Sponsors:


Founding Sponsor

Call for proposals open, submit yours today!

Deadline November 15

In April, we launched Toward One Wisconsin (T1W). The enthusiasm and energy from the first state inclusivity conference continues to build – with the second T1W:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Be part of an event that brings together diverse groups from early through higher education, business and industry, state and local workforce development, youth programs, health care, vocational rehabilitation, community and neighborhood associations, nonprofit, government, and faith-based groups.

We invite you to submit a proposal that includes collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

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

For a guide on 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference proposal submissions, click here.

Submit Proposal

Call for proposals will be open until November 15.

Track Sponsors:


Founding Sponsor

Call for proposals open, submit yours today!

Deadline November 15

In April, we launched Toward One Wisconsin (T1W). The enthusiasm and energy from the first state inclusivity conference continues to build – with the second T1W:

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Building Communities
of Equity and Opportunity

April 28-29, 2020
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Green Bay, WI

Be part of an event that brings together diverse groups from early through higher education, business and industry, state and local workforce development, youth programs, health care, vocational rehabilitation, community and neighborhood associations, nonprofit, government, and faith-based groups.

We invite you to submit a proposal that includes collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting edge research, and/or success stories that focus on our four conference tracks.

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

For a guide on 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference proposal submissions, click here.

Submit Proposal

Call for proposals will be open until November 15.

Track Sponsors:


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