The Ecosystem Approach to

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Please join the University of South Florida’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity as we dialogue and conceptualize a framework for addressing diversity, inclusion and equity within higher education, the business world, and our respective communities. The expanded approach to diversity, inclusion, and equity will provide a blueprint for adoption of best practices and sustainable inclusive excellence. 


Who Should Attend?

  • University leadership, academic affairs administrators, deans, department chairs, and faculty. Directors and staff of offices of diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity, supplier diversity, minority affairs, human resources, student success, affinity groups, advisory committees and student leaders.

  • Representatives of state and national associations and foundations.

  • Representatives of community-based organizations.

  • Corporate leaders, ERG and affinity groups.

Innovative diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives.
Equal Opportunity best practices.
Engaging community partners and leveraging resources.

What are the Outcomes?

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Claude M. Steele is a social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. He is known for his work on stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance. In 2010, he released his book, Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us, summarizing years of research on stereotype threat and the underperformance of minority students in higher education.









Conference Venue & Hotel

All conference programming will take place at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.

Tampa | Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
May 18 – 20, 2020

*Please contact hotel for conference rate or code at (813) 877-9200


Interested in sponsoring?

Sponsorship Questions:

Patsy Sanchez