Welcome to EDI Conference 2019

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Sheffield Hallam University will hold its first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference on 5 and 6 June 2019.

This inaugural event includes keynote speakers, presentations, and workshops from leading figures with a vision for equality, diversity and inclusion.

The theme of the conference is Valuing Difference, Inspiring Change. It reflects the University’s desire to bring together practitioners, academics, business leaders, policy makers, campaigners and the community to address the continuing challenges and issues in achieving equality and inclusion success.

What to expect from the EDI Conference

Professor Sir Chris Husbands, the University’s Vice-Chancellor will open the conference and our line-up of speakers will offer different opinions on the wide ranging issues we face and offer inspirational direction for change.

We’ll take a practical view, building the evidence base for equality, using case studies, personal experiences, research and facilitated debate in order to surface issues and generate practical solutions to facilitate change. Our aim is for this conference to be stimulating and spur everyone to reflect on their practice and actions in making a positive difference to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.

So if you’re involved in equality, diversity and inclusion in any way please come and join in the discussion and debate. We are looking for people to actively engage in the conference as we aim to offer a fresh perspectives, creative ideas, personal stories and thought-provoking views in a safe and inspiring environment.

How to join us

You can book your place online, with several ticket types available and a discount for charity attendees.

After booking, check the Info for Delegates pages for travel advice, preferential rates on Sheffield accommodation, and information for visitors with disabilities.

Key Dates

Now open
Early Bird conference registration

Friday 10 May
Early Bird deadline

Tuesday 21 May
Conference registrations close

Friday 24 May
Joining Instructions sent to delegates

Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 June 2019

Delegate Fees
Early Bird
Charity Early Bird
Charity Standard
1 Day attendance with dinner
1 Day attendance full day (without dinner attendance)
Confirmed Contributors include

Dean Forbes
Kellie Maloney
Trevor Phillips OBE
Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE
Professor Sir Chris Husbands
Dr Habib Naqvi
Helen Maxwell
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson
James Saville
Julie Dennis
Dr Kit Heyam
Meg Munn
Penny Thompson CBE
Dr Sally Jackson

More info