Skip to page content

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to submit session proposals for the 16th annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference!

The conference is scheduled to occur virtually from March 22-24, 2021 around the theme, "What’s Education Got To Do With It? Embracing Joy, Healing, and Collective Action."

The deadline for session submissions is January 30, 2021.

View the Full Call for Proposals Submit a Session Proposal

Consistent with previous years' conferences, the goal of the 2021 DEI Conference is to foster dialogue and collaborative learning to build a more just and equitable environment in our College and community. This current moment calls for creativity, adaptability, and accountability as we navigate a global pandemic and heed the call of social movements across the world to name and uproot systemic racism and anti-Blackness while envisioning socially just alternatives. By focusing on collective intersectional healing in our education and helping professions settings, we can build our capacity to create a liberatory future.

Call for reviewers and registration information coming soon!

The College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference is designed for students, faculty, staff, and community members to engage in dialogue and collaborative learning about the current multicultural and social justice issues of our times. The purpose of this dialogue and collaborative learning is to build a more just and equitable environment within our college and community, while fostering sustainability in such movement-building.

Upcoming Dates

Accessibility Statement

The College of Education encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Call 706-542-8719 or email ( for information about architectural access and to arrange for sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, large print, audio, or Braille. Requests for interpreter services should be made as early as possible, but must be made at least three days prior to the actual activity.


Please share your pronoun when prompted on the registration form. Sharing your pronouns offers us an opportunity to refer to you in a way that aligns with your gender identity. Commonly used pronouns are: she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/their. For more information about pronouns visit

Conference Resources

Conference Videos

When we Fight, We Win

Reflections from the 2018 DEI Conference.

Conversations about Racial and Social Justice with Angie Thomas

A panel discussion from the 2018 DEI conference featuring Angie Thomas, LaKeisha Gantt, Bettina L. Love and moderator Sherri Williams.

Reflections from the 2017 DEI Conference

Courageous Conversations: Engaging in Dialogues that Bring People Together

A closing panel discussion featuring Derald Wing Sue, Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, Adel Amer, and Jason K. Wallace, moderated by Anneliese A. Singh.