Program

About the Program
Intended Audiences, Session Types and Planning Your Schedule

Understanding where your organization stands with its diversity and inclusion efforts is key—this will help you to tailor your experience at Inclusion 2019. To help guide your experience, we have created three intended audiences for this event. 

  • Beginner:Your organization has committed to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, but where do you begin? These sessions are for those who are new to the I&D space and need to know where to start when building out an I&D strategy or initiatives. 
  • Intermediate: Your organization is currently fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace: You have some initiatives in place, but want to expand your reach, learn new tactics and shift the lens in specific areas within the I&D space. 
  • Senior-Level: Your organization has robust I&D strategies in place. You are eager to learn what other organizations are doing and want to elevate your current practices.

Whether you favor condensed, rapid-fire sessions, or you can’t wait to hear from thought leaders who present at the general sessions, we have something to fit your learning style.

  • General Sessions will all be an hour and are led by thought leaders and experts in the I&D space. Their stories will inspire you to think outside the box and widen your perspectives. You’ll leave general sessions feeling energized and motivated—they set the tone for the event experience: transformative, innovative and practical.
  • Concurrent Sessions will range from 1 hour to 2.5 hours in length and, while some will follow a traditional, solo presenter format, we have also incorporated a variety of other session formats including panel discussions, immersive workshops, Smart Stage presentations and other interactive elements.
    • Presentations feature thought leadership from analysts and experts in the profession. Presenters will share original content and offer tactical advice. 
    • Panel discussions will feature an experienced moderator leading a discussion with a panel of experts (from different industries or different size companies).
    • Workshop-style concurrents are 2.5 hours in length, which allows for in-depth discussion and learning. To claim your spot, you must sign up in advance. You can expect interactivity and networking, along with practical takeaways. 
      • Please note: Due to limited space, workshop-style sessions require you to sign up via an online form to secure your spot. They are marked with an asterisk (*) at the end of their title, and the online form can be found in their session description on the conference website.
  • Smart Stage/Rapid-Fire Presentations: are fast-paced, 18-minute sessions on the Smart Stage, an open-platform format covering topics or demonstrations with key, tangible takeaways.


Tips for Planning Your Schedule
You can add sessions to MY SCHEDULE by clicking ADD TO MY SCHEDULE. The sessions you add to MY SCHEDULE will automatically sync with your schedule in the app when it goes live.

As you plan your schedule, keep in mind that sessions are first-come, first-serve*. While you do not need to register for sessions ahead of time, we recommend you arrive early to ensure you get a seat. Have a backup session for each timeframe in case a session fills up. 

Adding a session to MY SCHEDULE does not register you for the conference. You must register for the conference in order to gain access to the sessions. Additionally, the preconference programming is not included in the registration fee; you must add that to your registration for an additional fee.

*Select concurrent sessions require you to sign up via an online form to secure your spot. They are marked with an asterisk (*) at the end of their title, and the online form can be found in their session description on the conference website.