2021 Intersect Conference COMING SOON!
Intersect 2021 Conference Theme: “From Moments to MOVEments!”
The Center for Leadership, the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education are excited to invite you to the 2021 Intersect Conference on Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd! 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.
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.
This year’s conference theme is “From Moments to Movements” and the 2021 Intersect keynote speaker is Tokata Iron Eyes, activist and member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. She was a youth leader of the campaign “Rezpect Our Water” against the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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.
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 Elon students, faculty, and staff. There is a $65 registration fee for outside participants. This fee will contribute to your registration and food throughout the conference.
If you have specific questions, please contact Sylvia Muñoz, Associate Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (336-278-6516), or Melanie Bullock, Director of the Center for Leadership (336-278-5323).