Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit

December 7-9, 2020

Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Why D&I Should Remain a Core Part of the Agenda in Response to Covid-19

Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Unlock the Power of D&I in Times of Crisis

Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Bridging Belonging and Societal Impact

Session recordings now available for registered attendees.

December 7–9, 2020 | Virtual Conference

To support the vision of business education as a force for good, accredited schools are expected to illustrate how they foster and promote curriculum and curricular activities to make positive societal impact. History teaches us that diversity and inclusion initiatives are at risk of neglect during crisis, and many organizations will prioritize perceived urgent measures at the expense of inclusion. Despite the crisis, business schools must commit to initiatives and take responsibility, requiring inclusive practices that support the student body, the faculty, the administration, and the school's fundamentals.

This event will offer a network of support and practical tools for professionals seeking data, best practices, and insights to move initiatives forward and convince others of the rationale for change. 



A Message from Caryn Beck-Dudley
President and CEO, AACSB International

Featured Keynote Speaker


Julie J. Park is associate professor of education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research addresses how race, religion, and social class affect diversity and equity in higher education, including the diverse experiences of Asian American college students.

Her book Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data (Harvard Education Press) tackles misconceptions about how race and diversity work in higher education. She is also the author of When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Rutgers University Press, 2013), an examination of how universities are affected by bans on affirmative action.

In her keynote session: Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism: Tackling the Continuing Challenge, Park will share insights on fostering inclusive and equitable cultures in business education, drawing on research and lessons learned from supporting a positive campus racial climate within higher education more broadly.

The 2020 Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit Follows Four Tracks
Learn why diversity, inclusion and belonging are more important now than ever, where we should invest, and what we should prioritize as we respond to the crisis. 
Learn how to build infrastructure in your school, build a team, gain buy-in from faculty, and ensure inclusive practices are being carried out through your hiring, recruiting, curriculum, and training efforts.
Learn how others are taking their strategy to the next level and enhancing efforts of building inclusion into planning, budgeting, hiring, recruiting, curriculum, and training.
Learn what traits companies look for, how you can ensure graduates have these traits, what corporations can learn from b-schools, and how b-schools have supported millennials/Gen Z.

The Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit in Past Years

Bringing Together Participants From Around the Globe

As a global and virtual summit, this event provides a unique platform for us to come together and focus on common challenges impeding the progress of inclusion. No matter where you are located or where you may be in your initiatives to build inclusivity within your organization, the Global Diversity and Inclusion Summit offers a platform to create more inclusive campuses and workplaces across the world. Representatives from Australia, Canada, Dominica, France, Japan, U.K. and U.S. joined us for the 2019 summit. 

Participant Job Titles


Other e.g. Chief Diversity Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Social Media Coordinators, Career Coaches, Multicultural Advisors, DE&I Specialists.


"The summit was moving, heartbreaking, inspiring, thought-provoking, encouraging, and a call to action that business schools can and should be doing more."

-Nicole Tarr, Director of Academic Planning and Accreditation, University of North Carolina Charlotte

"A great summit to connect with industry professionals in the D&I space."

-Gary Fraser, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, NYU Stern 


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