WA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2020...What's Your Vision?

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1500 Commerce St

Tacoma, WA 98402

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The Washington State Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council is hosting the 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Summit January 21-22, 2020. The event begins at 9:30am on January 21st with registration opening at 8am at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The summit includes presenters from multiple disciplines to include Washington State leadership. Topics discussed at the event will assist attendees in creating action steps for moving towards a more inclusive and equitable culture. The intended audience includes: Washington State executive leadership, business resource group members, human resource partners, DEI practitioners, and state employees wanting to enter into the discussions and understanding around a multitude of DEI topics.

Our goal:

The 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit aims to advance DEI in public service by building community and competency among all levels of state employees and will cover the following:

  • Implicit Bias; Norms/Discomfort/Tension in DEI conversations; Micro-aggressions; Privilege Walk and Understanding Privilege; Bias Blockers; Transforming Othering Through Empathy; First Nations; Developing Teams of Inclusion Practitioners; DEI and Data; Accessibility; History, Barriers and Present Day; Gender Identity; Facilitated discussion breakout rooms and more.

With presentations by:

  • The Defamation Experience; Judge Helen Whitener; Professor Julie Kmec; LaShanda Reed-Larry; Dr. Caprice Hollins; Parfait Bassale; Dr. Randal Pinkett; Tim Wise; Ashley McGirt; Melannie Denise-Cunningham; Dr. Kathy Obear; Gerry Ebalaroza-Tunnell; SheJumps; Ed Gamache and many more.

Participants will be inspired, motivated, and will receive support and resources to implement DEI initiatives and practices related to the work they do every day as public servants and global citizens.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Rocky Dimico, dima235@lni.wa.gov or 360-902-5706. Do not continue with paid registration if you are choosing to volunteer as there are no refunds provided.

The DEI Council values universal access and inclusion for all. If an accommodation would benefit your participation, please provide that information during the registration process. If you have any other requests/concerns regarding accessibility, please contact the summit Accessibility Coordinator, Mark Adreon, at mark.adreon@dsb.wa.gov.

“One of the hardest things in any organization is to institutionalize a culture. That’s what we’re engaged in here: Embracing a culture of inclusion and diversity and equity that becomes embedded in our organizational DNA.”

–Governor Jay Inslee

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We highly recommend carpooling to the event as there is only paid parking available surrounding the GTCC.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You will need to show proof of registration the morning of the event.

Will lunch be provided?

No, lunch will not be provided. Please bring your lunch or plan to purchase lunch at the onsite Convention Cafe, a number of Grab n' Go food carts (available for purchasing items from 10-2pm), or the number of local restaurants in the area.

How do I find out more about the summit?

In mid-December, you will receive an email describing the summit location, directions, parking information, hotel information, a brief survey for the breakout sessions, appropriate attire, and a host of other bits of information.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds provided for this event. You can contact the event coordinator, Marika Barto, to transfer the ticket to another state employee.

Are gender-affirming restrooms available at the summit?

Yes, single stall restrooms are available on each floor and all multi-stall restrooms have language indicating that "you are welcome to use the restroom that best aligns with your gender identity".

Is the event fragrance free?

As we strive to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment, we have learned more about the need to become fragrance-free. Research shows that a growing number of people are adversely affected by chemicals used in fragrances. These health impacts range from mild irritation to life-threatening airway compromise. Often people who experience these effects are unable to access public spaces. The Americans with Disabilities Act recognizes chemical sensitivity and supports the need for accommodations to allow everyone access to public spaces.

To ensure the health of all attendees — and to support an inclusive and healthy environment for all — please refrain from using fragrance when attending the DEI Summit. Thank you for your cooperation.

Are there hotel options in the area?

The Hotel Murano is the recommended hotel for the event. There are rooms available for the summit and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=76784&Chain=21650&arrive=1/21/2020&depart=1/22/2020&adult=1&child=0&group=DEI2020

You may also call in to make reservations at 253-238-8000 or 877-986-8083. Please ask for the “WA STATE DEI SUMMIT 2020” to ensure you receive the special group rate.

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