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Conference Recap

Over 325 people gathered in Eau Claire, May 7 and 8, for the 2024 Toward One Wisconsin Conference, with the shared goal to elevate the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

T1W 2024 featured two plenary presentations, a keynote speech, and 20 breakout sessions within the four conference tracks (workforce, community, education, and health).

1 keynote speaker
2 plenary presentations
24 sponsors
29 partners
59 committee members
74 speakers
20 breakout sessions
325+ attendees
55,000+ sponsor

Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, T1W 2024 keynote speaker and Boston University sociologist, presented “The Privileged Poor” which focused on the challenges faced by low-income students at elite colleges and how institutions often fail to support their unique needs.

The first plenary presentation, titled “Shifting Gears: Navigating Wisconsin’s Evolving Landscape for Equity and Belonging,” analyzed the state of DEI  within Wisconsin’s unique political and social climate.
“Third Space: Jewish Muslim Discourse in Divided Times,” the second plenary presentation, discussed the Israel/Palestine conflict’s impact on Jewish  and Muslim communities, emphasizing the diasporic context and advocating for a “third space” beyond binary positions.

The 20 breakout sessions covered a wide range of topics, such as “Restoring Civility: Why We Need to Have Difficult Conversations and How to Have Them” and “Cultivating Health: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Communities”.

“My biggest take-away is that there are tons and tons of people and organizations doing work all around me that I didn’t know were available as resources or possible places to get involved. As someone who feels like I have a pretty good understanding of opportunities around me, I realized that there is a lot more out there than I thought! I left feeling excited to try to volunteer/work for/with some of these places.” – T1W 2024 Attendee

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
Volume One
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