Equity & Inclusion Conference

3rd annual equity and inclusion converence banner

Friday, February 24th | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

on the University of Washington Bothell campus


In partnership with T-Mobile (T-Mobile logo)



Three years running, the Equity and Inclusion Conference offers a unique opportunity for skill-building, learning, community making and enrichment. Through sessions led by experts, faculty and students in fields of equity, inclusion and social justice, the Equity and Inclusion Conference invites attendees to challenge and explore their own ideas and practices while gaining the skills to build safe-spaces, engage in constructive conversations, and to advocate for change at all levels. Attendees will leave feeling energized and informed, and will receive a virtual toolkit post-conference.


Conference Workshops


- Empowering Women in Tech:


T-Mobile is the Un-Carrier.  We live to break down barriers and rewrite industry rules. Our workshop will shine a bright spotlight on our  diversity & inclusion vision and laser focus on Advancing Women in Technology … are you ready?

- Confronting and Dismantling White Nationalism


Description TBA

- Building Transformational Diversity


This interactive workshop invites attendees to evaluate and challenge their own workplace practices, using industry-leading diversity self-assessment tools. Participants will leave the session with actionable strategies to advance workplace cultures. They’ll learn to foster innovation using approaches that transform how teams view diversity and difference.  

This session requires an additional $45 registration fee. Registration available soon.

- How to: Advocacy and Action


Description TBA


- Student Programming for Social Justice: Creating Community and Resiliency through Art


This interactive workshop explores the work done by the student Social Justice Organizers of the University of Washington Bothell. Emphasizing community building across difference we will evaluate the role of art on consciousness raising and resilience efforts. Noting the different ways that power is distributed in society we will strategize how to empower marginalized students into becoming more involved and engaged within the University.



Last year's workshops:

Courageous Conversation

Gain Skills to communicate effectively with people from different cultures and experiences.

Advocacy & Action

Want to know how to advocate for yourself and others? Don’t miss this workshop!


Learn what it takes to be an effective ally from T-Mobile's Diversity & Inclusion team.

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What's Next:
Create the Change

Do you have a solution to a problem in equity and inclusion? Create a short video proposing an idea and submit it to the UW Bothell Facebook page! The group with the winning presentation at the conference will:

  • Receive up to $5,000 in grants to fund their project
  • Meet & Work with T-Mobile Equity & Inclusion leaders to bring their project to fruition
  • T-Mobile will create a short video showcasing the project timeline/progress to be shown at the 2017 Equity & Inclusion Conference at UW Bothell

Deadline extended! 1/17/2017

All Washington state high school and college students are eligible to apply. Students must work in groups of 3-8.

Download contest guidelines

For more information:

Dr. Terryl Ross
Director of Diversity

Registration now open!


Read more about the video contest on our news page