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Diversity and Inclusion Symposium

March 19, 2013 | Wake Forest University

On March 19, Wake Forest University and the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners will bring together higher education leaders, industry executives, and national experts to discuss how to prepare students today to be employees in a diverse and global workforce.

A featured event of Wake Forest’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary of racial integration, the symposium provides an opportunity to build relationships across disciplines, share research, and hear “best practices” and policy-oriented issues related to transforming institutions of higher education.

More details about the event to come. Travel details included below. Register today!

Symposium Schedule

Professionals Specific (Undergraduate and Graduate Students Welcome)

8:00 am – 9:00 am | Registration; Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am | Opening remarks from WFU Administration

  • Barbee Myers Oakes, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Wake Forest University
  • Steve Reinemund, Dean, Wake forest University Schools of Business
  • Rogan Kersh, Provost, Wake Forest University

9:30 am – 11:00 am | Plenary Session: Defining Core Cultural Competencies for Graduates Entering a Global Marketplace

Moderator:

  • Andy Chan, Vice President for Personal and Career Development

Panelists:

  • Jeff Webster, Global Learning & Professional Development Manager, Exxon Mobil
  • Debra Langford, CEO & Principal, The Langford Company (formerly w/ NBC Universal, Time Warner, Essence Magazine)
  • Ken Bouyer, Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, Ernst & Young
  • Rod Sides, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Rachel Cheeks-Givan, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, PepsiCo

11:00 am – 11:30 am | Networking

11:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Plenary Luncheon: Diversity and Inclusion 50 years after Integration: Where Do We Go From Here?

Moderator:

  • Melenie Lankau, Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Diversity

Panelists:

  • Frank L. Matthews, JD, publisher/editor-in-chief of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • Barbee Myers Oakes, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Wake Forest University
  • Benjamin Reese, Ph.D., Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm | Special Keynote Address

  • Marva Smalls, Vice President of Global Inclusion Strategy, Viacom & Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon Networks Group

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners Business Meeting

Student Specific (Professionals Welcome)

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Open Forums for Students with Employers | Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall

How to Get Here

Symposium Location:
Bridger Field House
499 Deacon Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
(336) 758.4468

Airport Transportation:

  • PTI Shuttle – $ 39.00, leaves every hour on the hour for Winston-Salem; they will deliver you to your hotel or the conference location listed above.  PTI Ground transportation (336.668.9808) is located on the baggage pick-up level, near the large, round water fountain.
  • Taxi – $ 55.00, cost can be split between two people.

Driving to the conference:

From Washington, D.C. (and points north):
Take I-95 south to I-85 south to I-40 west. In Winston-Salem take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs to Wake Forest.

From Atlanta (and points south):
Take I-77 north to I-40 east. In Winston-Salem take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs.

From Raleigh (and points east):
Take I-40 west to Winston-Salem. Take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs.

From Asheville (and points west):
Take I-40 east to Winston-Salem. Take Business 40 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit and follow the signs.

Where to Stay

Residence Inn by Marriott (1.3 miles from WFU Campus)

7835 North Point Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Tel:  336-759-0777
Blocked/Group rate for the conference is $99 for a king suite. This price includes a full hot breakfast buffet.
 

Courtyard by Marriott Winston-Salem University (1.1 miles from WFU Campus)

3111 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Tel: 336-727-1277/ext. 300
Blocked/Group rate for the conference is $90 for a standard room.  This price includes a continental breakfast.
 

Graylyn Manor (1 mile from WFU Campus)

1900 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
Tel: 336-758-2428/ext. 2600
Group rate for the conference is $149.00 for a single and $169.00 for a double.  This price includes tax and a full estate breakfast buffet.  $15.00 Estate Fee per room per night.
 

Embassy Suites Winston-Salem (4.0 miles from WFU campus)

460 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Tel: 336-724-2300
Standard rates apply.
 

Winston-Salem Mariott (4.0 miles from WFU campus)

425 North Cherry Street 
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tel: 336-725-3500
Standard rates apply.