Thank you Toward One Wisconsin 2021 Attendees!

Toward One Wisconsin

A Conference on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are excited to announce the launch of the T1W Network

A community dedicated to connecting, engaging, and
collaborating on the work of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Wherever you are on your Diversity, Equity and 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.

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.


Conference Theme: Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers
October 12-13, 2021
Fully Virtual Conference

The 2021 Toward One Wisconsin Conference, held virtually on October 12 and 13, 2021, brought together over 500 attendees to address and prioritize the work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion throughout Wisconsin.

The conference featured broad-ranging conversations around workforces, communities, health, and education, with the goal to pull all residents out of the margins and into the center of our society.

Cities with highest attendance:

Eau Claire: 89
Madison: 74
Wausau: 41
Green Bay: 16
La Crosse: 12

2021 Virtual Conference highlights:
500+ Attendees,
150+ Presenters, Hundreds of Ideas

2021 Conference Plenary Speakers

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb

New Yorker Staff Writer | Speaker on Race, History, Politics and Culture in America

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dash kelly hamilton

Dasha Kelly Hamilton

Writer, performance artist and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness

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Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang

Hmong-American writer, filmmaker, and teacher; she is also a co-founder of ‘Words Wanted,’ a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating, and business services

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2021 Resident Artist

Dorothy Chan

American poet, author, editor, and scholar based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service
Church Mutual
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Visit Eau Claire
Acuity Insurance
Connexus Cares
cuna mutual group

Uniting Bridges
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
The Privilege Institute
Greenheck Group
Marshfield Clinic Health System
The Nature Conservancy
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
eau claire county
City of Eau Claire
Pablo Center
U.S. Workstories
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction