Day of Conference

Welcome to the hybrid 2023 Equity and Diversity Conference! Please note that in-person seating capacity is limited. Click the link below to go to the attendee hub for registered participants to access EDC 2023 online. Last-minute registrants may not be able to access the attendee hub. If you registered and are unable to login, please email for assistance.

CVENT attendee hub.

Zoom Background

Join the experience by downloading the official Equity & Diversity Conference Zoom background!

Decorative Zoom background

How to change your Zoom background:

  • Make sure to update to the latest version of Zoom
  • Download the image and save it to your computer.
  • On the desktop app, navigate to Preferences in the settings menu. On the left side menu, go to Background & Filters.
  • You will then see Virtual Backgrounds.
  • Upload the conference background by clicking the plus (+) icon to the right of Video Filters.


2023 Equity & Diversity Conference Program Cover


(Central Time Zone | Schedule Subject to Change)

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*Exhibitor Set-Up: March 23 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Time Event

7:30-8:30 a.m.

  • Registration Check-In, Union 310A (For In-Person Attendees Only)

8:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Welcome (Hybrid: Union Jade Ballroom 333 for In-Person Attendees)
  • Land Acknowledgement and Pow Wow
  • Presentation of the Dr. Bertina H. Combes Inclusive Excellence Award
  • Presenting Sponsor Address

9:30-9:45 a.m.

  • Break

9:45-11 a.m.

11-11:15 a.m.

  • Break

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Concurrent Breakout Sessions 2 (Hybrid)
  • Invitation-Only Moderated Conversation with BD Wong, Union Jade Ballroom 333

12-1 p.m.

  • Exhibitor Fair and Poster Sessions, Union 339

12:30-1 p.m.

  • Break

1-1:15 p.m.

  • College of Music, African Percussion Ensemble
  • Welcome from UNT System, Dr. Donna Asher, Vice Chancellor for People, Equity & Culture
  • Presentation of the Social Responsibility Award to ODIS

1:15-2:15 p.m.

  • Keynote Address, BD Wong

2:15-2:30 p.m.

  • Break

2:30-3:45 p.m.

3:45-4 p.m.

  • Break

4-4:50 p.m.

  • Social Justice Speaker, Hina Wong-Kalu

4:50-5 p.m.

  • Closing Remarks and Adjourn