Toward One Wisconsin 2021 Announces Shift to Fully Virtual Conference

Due to increased COVID-19 cases, Oct. 12-13 conference to be presented virtually

In the interest of public health and in accordance with updated CDC guidelines relative to travel and large, in-person gatherings, Toward One Wisconsin 2021, a conference on equity, diversity and inclusion, will take place as a fully virtual conference.

Although previously planned as a hybrid event with virtual options and sessions based in Eau Claire, Wis., Toward One Wisconsin’s planners are prioritizing the health and safety of participants and community members.

The conference will still feature 48 breakout sessions and three nationally acclaimed keynote speakers (Kao Kalia Yang, Dasha Kelly Hamilton, and Jelani Cobb). Attendees can look forward to an opening plenary panel, closing “move to action” session, as well as inspirational poems and reflections from our artist-in-residence, Dorothy Chan.

Last year’s conference successfully brought together more than 800 people in a fully virtual format to address and prioritize the work of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout Wisconsin. We look forward to continuing this important work again this year.

Join us from the comfort of your home or office for:

Toward One Wisconsin Conference
Conference Theme: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
October 12-13, 2021
Fully Virtual Conference

Register before 9/25/2021 to take advantage of the reduced conference fee.

About Toward One Wisconsin

Wherever you are on your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) journey, there’s something for you at Toward One Wisconsin. Whether you’re just starting out and overwhelmed, or you’re a leading activist in your community, this conference will provide best practices, insights and implementation tools to help you take the next steps. Across all sectors of business and life in Wisconsin, parallel efforts are underway to prioritize DEI. We may be in different places based on the diversity of our experiences, but we’re all traveling the same journey: Toward One Wisconsin. For more details, including sponsorship opportunities and registration, visit

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