In ten days, leaders and professionals from around the state will gather in Eau Claire for the 2024 Toward One Wisconsin Conference on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The two-day conference, held May 7 and 8 at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, brings together multiple sectors to prioritize the work of DEI and to empower and employ the full talent of all who live in Wisconsin.

There’s still time to register and connect with the hundreds of participants who are dedicated to this important work.

Not able to travel to Eau Claire? Don’t worry! Virtual attendance is available for T1W 2024. All keynote, plenary, and breakout sessions will be available virtually.

Feeling hesitant about attending? Explore the lineup of offerings at Toward One Wisconsin 2024 below and find out why this event is a must for anyone seeking to make a difference!

Insightful Keynote Address from Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack

As a sociologist, author, and associate professor of higher education at Boston University, 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 experiences of economically disadvantaged students.

Jack’s second book, “Class Dismissed: When Colleges Ignore Inequality and Students Pay the Price,” is set to be released in August 2024.

Two engaging plenary sessions

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

This panel discussion will delve into the heart of equity and belonging within Wisconsin’s unique political and social climate. Join us in this thought-provoking and solution-oriented panel discussion to redefine Wisconsin’s equity and belonging landscape.

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. 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. They will further engage with these relations, highlighting a “third space”, that is a space between supposedly binary positions. Through this discussion, they will address forms of hate and exclusion, such as antisemitism and Islamophobia, which threaten to undermine democratic culture and unity.

20 breakout presentations within the four conference tracks.

Workforce Track:

Health Track:

Education Track:

Community Track:

And endless networking opportunities.

For a sneak peek of the type of conversations that will be taking place at T1W 2024, watch a recording of the free pre-conference webinar – “Economic Empowerment: Practical Strategies for Recruiting, Developing, and Mentoring Diverse Leadership.”

This panel discussed the important topic of how organizations can identify, nurture, and empower diverse leadership.

Have questions about the conference? Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

We can’t wait to see you for T1W 2024!