GW Diversity Summit

Registration for the Fall 2018 Diversity Summit is now open!


The Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement presents the 4th Annual Diversity Summit: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion at GW!

Join us for workshops, lectures, panels, and poster presentations on a variety of diversity-related topics, including race and racism, bias, sexuality and gender, and religion, faith, spirituality, and beliefs, and more.

The Diversity Summit aims to create a space for attendees to engage in critical, thoughtful, and challenging dialogue to inform how we understand ourselves, the larger landscape of higher education, and ways to continue building the most inclusive campus climates on individual and communal levels.

We invite attendees to bring their full selves into the space in order to think in deeper and more complex ways about these foci areas.

To register click here.




*summit schedule subject to change and updates will be reflected on our website.

Day 1- November 1, 2018

Check-in and Registration

3:00pm-6:00pm (Jack Morton Auditorium)


3:30pm-4:30pm: Pre-Summit Workshops

4:30pm-5:00pm: Doors Open for Opening Keynote

5:15pm-6:00pm: Opening Keynote


Day 2- November 2nd, 2018

Check-in and Registration

8:00am-2:00pm (Marvin Center, 3rd Floor)


8:30am- 9:15am: Continental Breakfast

9:15am- 9:30am: Welcome from Committee

9:30am-10:30am: Morning Keynote

10:30am-10:45am: Comfort Break w/ Snacks

10:45am-11:45am: Concurrent Educational Sessions #1

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunchtime Moderated Panel Discussion on Academic Freedom, Freedom of Speech, and Inclusion in the Classroom

1:45pm-2:45pm: Concurrent Educational Sessions #2

2:45pm- 3:00pm: Comfort Break w/ Snacks

3:00pm-4:00pm: Poster Session

4:00pm-5:00pm: Concurrent Educational Sessions #3

5:00pm-5:45pm: Evening Keynote 

5:45pm- 6:00pm: Closing Remarks & Thank You 


ASL Interpretation will be available.


If you are available to volunteer on either November 1st or 2nd or both days, please indicate your name and availability on this doodle poll.  If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to the volunteer/staffing subcommittee at, please put VOLUNTEER in the subject line. Please see below for potential volunteer roles:


Registration volunteers:

·Greet and welcome attendees

·Swipe GWorld cards

·Hand attendees lanyard w/name tag and swag bag/materials

·Familiarize yourself with conference schedule (hard copy will be available for your review), mobile app and room locations

·Direct attendees to appropriate session

·Direct walk up attendees who have not pre-registered to help desk for assistance


Session volunteers:

·Arrive in session room prior to start of session

·Assist session presenter(s) with setup

·Count number of attendees in session

·Give attendees session evaluation form and any handouts from presenter

·Signal presenter(s)15, 10 , 3 mins before session ends and when the session has ended

·Collect session evaluation forms from attendees

·After workshop ends, direct attendees who have any carry over conversations from previous session to the hospitality room


Hospitality volunteers:

·Assist with greeting session and keynote speakers

·Monitors and replenishes refreshments in hospitality and check-in room as needed


Hall volunteers:

·Direct attendees to appropriate session rooms in Marvin Center

·Direct attendees to registration or help desk for further assistance if needed


Lunch panel volunteers:

·Greet panel speakers

·Set up bottled waters, mints, pens/notepads if needed


Volunteer Check-In:

·Responsible for checking in volunteers as they report for duty

·Distributing name tags and assignments to volunteers


Presenters and speakers Check-In:

·Responsible for checking in session and poster presenters and keynote speakers as they arrive

·Distributing name tags and room assignments to session presenters

·For outside keynote and panel speakers, connect them to their assigned speaker assistant


Thursday, November 1, 2018 (All day) to Friday, November 2, 2018 (All day)

George Washington University, Foggy Bottom Campus