Workshops

 

Submit a Workshop Proposal

The Equity & Diversity Conference’s success relies upon the diverse mix of workshop presenters, topics, and perspectives. The 2022 Equity & Diversity Conference Presented by Fidelity Investments will embark upon a new virtual journey, with session accessibility for all participants as the foundation of conference delivery.

Conference Tracks

The 2022 Equity & Diversity Conference Presented by Fidelity Investments welcomes proposal submissions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. Academic track categories include:

  • Access and Equitable Practices
  • Ally Development and Coalition Building
  • Bias Awareness
  • Identity (Disability, Ethnicity, Gender Identity & Expression, Race, Sexuality, etc.)
  • Inclusive Language and Microaggressions
  • Organizational Development and Institutional Change
  • Privilege and Systemic Oppression
  • Self-Care and Mindfulness
  • Social Justice Education

The conference will also continue a corporate track for workshops around the following categories:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Metrics and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Identity-Based and Other Diversity Programming
  • Organizational Development and Institutional Change
  • Promising Practices
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Self-Care and Mindfulness
  • Social Responsibility
  • Workplace Climate

Workshop proposal submissions are due November 14, 2021 and proposals will be selected in mid-December. Proposal submission includes a commitment to session accessibility if selected by our workshop proposal review team.

 

Review previous workshop sessions by visiting our past conference website:

 

Questions? Contact Diversity.Inclusion@unt.edu

 

Making Your Presentation Accessible

As you deliver your presentation to your audience, assume that some of them will be unable to hear or see you and your content. If offering interactive hands-on activities, be mindful that some people may be unable to raise their hand or move a mouse. Some people may be unable to talk. Some people may not understand you depending on how you convey the information. Below are a few quick tips to help you in making your talk and your presentation materials accessible to everyone.

  1. If selected, we require that if you use slides for your presentation, that they be created in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  2. Caption everything – videos within PowerPoints need to be captioned before they are added to the presentation because captioning them after the fact is very difficult.
  3. If there are interpreters or CART providers as communication access, the providers need to have the presentation early.
  4. In your presentation slides, use one standard sans-serif font such as Verdana, Helvetica, or Arial. Use one font only if possible. Ensure font size is adequate for different viewing experiences (e.g., from a distance, on a mobile device).
  5. If you are using images and other visual content that is informational, be sure to describe them adequately.
  6. If using complex images such as maps or charts, keep high color contrast between text and background and do not rely on color alone to label trends and variables – use, for example, different patterns or full vs. dotted lines.
  7. Say all of the information that is presented on the slide.
  8. Use plain English when talking, keeping it jargon-free and idiom-free. If using an acronym, state its meaning in full.
  9. Share your presentation materials with your audience in advance. Be sure to follow best practices for making your materials accessible.

If you wish to learn more about how to make your presentation materials and your live talk accessible to everyone, check out How to Make Your Presentations Accessible to All.