Welcome to the 16th Annual National Summit!
We are excited that our nation's most prominent leaders are set to converge in the heart of the "Big Apple" on April 26th. As we entered into our 16th year, our central focus remains the same. To ensure our attendees walk away motivated, inspired and fired up by the key takeaways given by the strong mix of influential and well-renowned business leaders gathered to lead this invigorating event. Addressing topics which include: motivation, leadership, entrepreneurship/innovation, technology/social media and diversity; the summit offers a rich spectrum of perspectives that are pertinent to all business professionals. In addition, the summit offers a solid platform for the kind of interactivity, exchange and networking that is usually missing from daily business life due to physical distance, busy work schedules and other factors.
This is a summit for any person with an interest in, and concern for building our economy, educational system and society through innovation, diversity and inclusion. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely event.
We look forward to you joining us this spring in NYC for what is slated to be one of the most invaluable and exciting summits this year!
Now a major national business summit, DiversityBusiness.com first annual summit was held in Fairfield University in Connecticut during 2001. The summit has a history of bringing together entrepreneurs, corporate supplier diversity and procurement executives, chief diversity officers, diversity and inclusion and hr practitioners, government agencies and college/university practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of multicultural business and community. The summit examines the concept of entrepreneurship and 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 summit 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 summit 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 summit looks at the realities of diversity today, critically as well as optimistically and strategically. The summit 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 annual national summit is a participants' event, including numerous parallel sessions.
Summit attendees have benefited from the numerous networking and educational sessions. The summit also has a special focus on forging long term relationships for businesses and major corporations. Attendee’s have reported millions of dollars in contract awards from attendance at the summit.