2020 Intersect Conference
The Center for Leadership, the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education and the Gender and LGTBQIA Center are excited to invite you to the 2020 Intersect Conference on Wednesday, October 7th! Intersect provides a look at the disciplines of diversity, leadership, and the cross-sections of the two. Participants engage in dialogue and reflection through keynote speakers and educational sessions. The conference pillars work to inspire participants to create positive change for the common good in their organizations and communities.
This year’s conference theme is: 20/20 enVISIONing a New Way: The Road Towards Equity and Social Justice, Wellness, and Civic Engagement.
The Intersect Planning Committee is excited to provide the space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to engage in dialogue on these topics through virtual sessions. We would love for you to be a part of our conference this year and we ask you to encourage others to participate.
In accordance with Elon University’s commitment to diversity and global engagement and the fostering of respect for human differences, the Center for Leadership, and the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education, and the Gender and LGBTQIA Center have collaborated to provide attendees with an unprecedented look at the disciplines of diversity, leadership, and the cross-sections of the two. Intersect educates students, faculty, and staff on topics of diversity and leadership. In previous years, these topics were explored through two independent conferences: the Diversity Leadership Conference and the Leadership Development Institute.
During this conference, participants will engage in dialogue, reflection, and training through keynote speakers, workshops, and lunch and learns. The conference pillars work to inspire participants to create positive change for the common good in their organizations and community.
Oppression, social change, power & privilege, and organizational development are the four pillars of the Intersect Conference. These pillars were chosen because they represent the intersectionality of leadership and diversity. Our understanding of these concepts will not only inform our understanding but also our ability to engage in meaningful conversations and behaviors.
Intersect is FREE for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
Check out the Conference Program for information on sessions and speakers:
2019 Intersect Conference
Thank you to the 280+ students, faculty, and staff that participated in the 2019 Intersect Conference. Attendees from Elon and 13 additional colleges and universities participated in 36 educational sessions and 23 roundtable discussions. The conference theme was “ImPossible,” featuring keynote addresses from Dr. Jonathan McElderry and Payton Head. For more information about the 2019 Intersect Conference, please read the Today at Elon article, review the conference schedule, or read about our keynote speakers.
If you have specific questions, please contact Sylvia Muñoz, Associate Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (336-278-6516), Becca Bishopric Patterson, Assistant Director of the Gender & LGBTQIA Center (336-278-7285), or Melanie Bullock, Director of the Center for Leadership (336-278-5323).