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Diversity Conference 2014

The College at Brockport

Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Diversity Conference 2014

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Brockport Students, Faculty and Staff
Registration is free for current Brockport students, faculty and staff. Please bring your College-issued ID card to registration.
Ended Free $0.00
Off-campus Students
Students from other area colleges are welcome to attend. Please bring your College-issued ID card to registration.
Ended $20.00 $0.00
Brockport Alumni Ended $40.00 $0.00
Off-campus Participants (non-student)
Members of the community are welcome to attend.
Ended $50.00 $0.00
REOC faculty and staff can use this shortened order form to register groups of students.
Ended Free $0.00
MetroCenter Online Participants   more info Ended Free $0.00

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14th Annual Diversity Conference 

Building Community through Diversity:



This year’s theme, “Building Community through Diversity: Respecting Difference,” will highlight diversity as an important value in building and nurturing a community through dialogue that addresses the myriad of challenges facing our society, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of diversity.

Our Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebrate diversity, and promote awareness of divergent views on our college campuses and within our communities. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

Find out more information and read session descriptions on the Diversity Conference website.

Keynote Address

Wade Davis portraitThis year's conference will feature keynote speaker Wade Davis, a nationally recognized speaker, activist, writer and educator. Davis is a former NFL football player who played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, and Seattle Seahawks, as well as two different teams within the NFL Europe league. Wade is the newly named Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ending discrimination and homophobia in sports. He’s also the co-founder of the You Belong Initiative, an organization that offers LGBTQ and straight allied youth a series of 4-day comprehensive sports instruction and leadership development clinics.

He’s the former assistant director of academic enrichment and work readiness for the Hetrick Martin Institute, where he taught at-promise LGBT youth how to define success for themselves. Wade was also an LGBT Surrogate for President Obama during the 2012 election and is currently a visiting professor at Rutgers University where he’s taught courses on leadership and diversity.

Registration Information

Online registration will be open until noon on Tuesday, September 30. Walk-in registration will be accepted at the conference based on available space.


Off-campus guests without a permit may park in reserved spaces in Lot D-1. 

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When & Where

Seymour College Union
State University College at Brockport
100 Residence Dr.
Brockport, NY 14420

Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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