Diversity & Inclusion Conference

The Diversity & Inclusion Conference is an annual event for students, faculty, staff, and community members to explore issues of diversity and social justice on a deeper level.

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Save the Date for the 2023 Conference: Friday, April 7th
Save the date for the 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Conference! More details will be shared as they become available.

The Future of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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General Admission - $25
USU Students / Faculty / Staff - Free
Virtual - Free

Friday, April 8, 2022

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
USU Eastern Jennifer Leavitt Student Center

Workshop presenters will be represented from the Arbinger Institute, Capacity Consulting & Development, Ogden Diversity Commission, Salt Lake Community College, See Stacy Speak LLC, University of Utah, USU Statewide Campuses, Utah Valley University, Utah 3Rs Project, Weber State University.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be given to Social Work professionals for marked sessions.

Special performances by USU Blanding Cultural Performance Program Navajo students.

Continental breakfast and formal luncheon included.

Conference Agenda >>

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joshua Fredneburg

Nationally Recognized Speaker, Author and President of Circle of Change Leadership

Dr. Joshua Fredneburg

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author of seven books, member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., TEDx Speaker, Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach/Trainer, and President/Founder of the 'Award Winning Circle of Change Leadership Experience', a national leadership experience focused on preparing culturally diverse and first-generation students for career leadership success!

For the past fifteen years, Dr. Fredenburg has not only served as a keynote speaker in 49 states across the country, but he has transformed the lives of thousands of people as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, trainer, and facilitator at different conferences, retreats, trainings, graduations, professional development programs special events!

In addition to a successful speaking career, Dr. Fredenburg received his Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in June of 2019, attained a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University in 2008, has appeared on various television/radio shows throughout the years!

Dr. Fredenburg’s academic accomplishments, years of experience as the President of a national leadership development conference, scholarly research, and successful speaking career has enabled him to provide every audience with an energetic, empowering, dynamic, and transformational presentation that leads to positive results!

Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Y. Bayeck, PhD

Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, Utah State University

Rebecca Y. BayeckDr. Bayeck's research interests lie at the intersection of learning sciences, educational technology, literacy studies, and the interdisciplinary field of game studies. Within this intersection, her research includes games (digital & analog); learning and literacies; emerging technologies, design of inclusive learning spaces and exhibitions. She is also interested in how culture shapes learning and literacy practices in different environments. She holds a dual Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology and Comparative International Education from the Pennsylvania State University. She recently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Diversity Conference Chairperson, Michelle Mooney at michelle.mooney@usu.edu