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Welcome to website of the 10th Annual Multicultural Business Conference for April 27 - 29, 2010.

In 2010, the conference will be held in Washington, DC, at the Gaylord Resorts. This conference will address a range of critically important themes in the area of multiculturalism in business. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the field, as well as numerous papers and workshop presentations by researchers and practitioners.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for building our economy, educational system and society through inclusion. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A full range of accommodation options are available at the Brand new Gaylord Resorts.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, or 60-minute workshop session. We encourage all presenters to submit written papers to DiversityBusiness magazine. All conference participants who have finalized their registration will receive a complimentary subscription to the magazine. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end date.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Multicultural Business Conference site and return for further information-the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe our magazine.

For all enquiries, please contact the conference director.

Background
Now a major multicultural business conference, the conference was first held at Fairfield University in Connecticut during 2001. The conference has a history of bringing together entrepreneurs, corporate diversity practitioners, government agencies and college/university, practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of multicultural business and community. The conference examines the concept of multiculturalism as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society.

Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience. The conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living/working together in community. The conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that 'diversity is good' to a much more account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalization.

The conference looks at the realities of diversity today, critically as well as optimistically and strategically. The conference will be a place for speaking about diversity, and in ways that range from the 'big picture' and the theoretical, to the very practical and everyday realities of diversity in organizations, communities and civic life.

The Diversity Conference is a participants' conference, including numerous parallel sessions.

Conference attendees have benefited from the numerous networking and educational sessions. The conference also has a special focus on building business relationships for multicultural owned businesses and major corporations. Attendee’s have reported millions of dollars in contract awards from attendance at the conference.


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