2024 Agenda

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Kickstart your conference experience with networking and a continental breakfast. Enjoy a delicious morning spread while you connect with your fellow attendees and prepare for an exciting day ahead. Registration will open at 8:15am and remain open the entire of the conference.

When

August 1, 2024

8:00am

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

When

August 1, 2024

8:35am – 8:45am

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

When

August 1, 2024

8:45am – 9:15am

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

When

August 1, 2024

9:15am – 9:30am

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

The purpose of this workshop is to explore challenges organizations encounter in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will identify barriers and ineffective practices, aiming to raise awareness and inspire actionable strategies for creating more inclusive workplaces with DEI strategies that align to business outcomes.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

9:30am – 10:15am

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Chronicle

The workshop aims to deepen participants’ understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) challenges. Through presentations, discussions, and real-world examples, attendees will explore systemic inequalities, cultural biases, and organizational barriers. This understanding will better equip participants to contribute to effective DEI strategies and initiatives in their contexts.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

9:30am – 10:15am

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Illumina Theatre

When

August 1, 2024

10:15am – 10:30am

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Helvetica

The purpose of this workshop is to explore challenges organizations encounter in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will identify barriers and ineffective practices, aiming to raise awareness and inspire actionable strategies for creating more inclusive workplaces with DEI strategies that align to business outcomes.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

10:30am – 11:15pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Chronicle

The workshop aims to deepen participants’ understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) challenges. Through presentations, discussions, and real-world examples, attendees will explore systemic inequalities, cultural biases, and organizational barriers. This understanding will better equip participants to contribute to effective DEI strategies and initiatives in their contexts.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

10:30am – 11:15pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Illumina Theatre

When

August 1, 2024

11:20am – 12:00pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Vineyard

When

August 1, 2024

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom & Outdoor Vineyard

In this session, we will examine a model and a real-world example for activating strong, business-relevant DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) strategies, focusing on how startups and scale-ups can learn from the failures of traditional DEI practices and from successes of innovative new approaches. Through interactive discussions and practical insights, participants will learn how to implement effective DEI practices and a culture rooted in inclusivity that align with organizational goals. We will analyze best practices for designing and executing comprehensive DEI strategies that foster inclusivity, drive cultural transformation, and enhance both organizational performance and the employee experience. Join us to gain valuable knowledge and tools to strengthen your DEI initiatives and drive positive change, retention, and motivation within your organization by learning from real-world examples.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

When

August 1, 2024

2:00pm – 2:15pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

This initiative focuses on actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the realm of supplier diversity and sustainability practices. By prioritizing partnerships with diverse suppliers and implementing sustainable business practices, the organization aims to foster a more inclusive and environmentally conscious supply chain. This multifaceted approach not only enhances diversity and equity within the organization’s procurement processes but also contributes to broader social and environmental goals, ultimately driving positive change within the industry and community.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Illumina Theatre

When

August 1, 2024

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Chronicle

When

August 1, 2024

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Addressing the unique mental health challenges and promoting supportive resources.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

When

August 1, 2024

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

Embark on a transformative journey in this keynote address as we explore the power of activating inclusion to shape a brighter future. Delve into the intricacies of meaningful inclusion and its profound impact on individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. From overcoming resistance to fostering diverse perspectives, we uncover how embracing inclusivity sparks innovation, drives success, and cultivates resilience in the face of challenges. Join us on this empowering journey toward a more equitable tomorrow, where every voice is heard, valued, and empowered to thrive.

Speakers

When

August 1, 2024

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Americana Ballroom

When

August 1, 2024

4:15pm – 5:45pm

Where

The Alexandria at Torrey Pines | Outdoor Vineyard