About Intersect

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 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.

Conference Pillars

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.

Fall 2019 Conference

The Fall 2019 Intersect conference date will be announced later this Spring.The Intersect Conference Committee is looking forward to another successful conference following the success of the 2018 conference!

Conference Participation

Intersect is FREE for Elon students, faculty, and staff. Attendees from surrounding communities and other colleges and universities can attend Intersect for $50 per person, which include registration costs and meals.

If you have specific questions, please contact Dana Pursley, Associate Director of the Center for Leadership (336-278-5323) or Sylvia Munoz, Associate Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (336-278-6516).