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The 4th annual Equity and Inclusion Conference will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 on the UW Bothell campus. Join the conversation on Tagboard #uwbtogether.


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


Four 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 will receive a virtual toolkit post-conference.

2018 Conference Workshops TBA

2018 workshop sessions are being confirmed. Wondering what to expect? Take a look at last year's workshops to get an idea. 


2017 Conference Workshops

Visit the Workshop Info and Itinerary page for details. 

Keynote: Ron Sims

Ron Sims is a civic volunteer active in health, education, environmental and social equity issues. Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee, Sims serves as the chair of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Board. Sims also serves on the Board of Regents of Washington State University. 

Empowering Women in Tech

  • Lauri Bingham, Director, Technology PMO
  • Shelly Washington-Woodruff, Sr. Director, IT Solution Owner, Technology

Combatting Islamophobia

  • Aneelah Afzali, founder and Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN)

Building Transformational Diversity

  • Jason Pace, Executive Director, Digital Future Lab, UW Bothell
  • Aina Braxton, Assistant Director, Digital Future Lab, UW Bothell

Indigenous Resistance: from Wounded Knee to Standing Rock

  • Colleen Echo-Hawk, Executive Director, Chief Seattle Club
  • Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director, Urban Indian Health Institute

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

  • Kim Correa, Social Justice Organizer, Student, UW Bothell
  • Naima Shaltu, Social Justice Organizer, Student, UW Bothell

Special sessions:

Join us for lunch and these post-workshop activities!

Create the Change Student Contest presentations

This is a live competition during the lunch hour where student teams present their sustainable solutions on an equity and inclusion issue. Audience members will see finalists presentations and decide who wins a T-Mobile grant of $5,000 to make their idea a reality.

Islamophobia mannequin challenge screening and panel

We'll screen the Islamophobia viral video "Shoulder to Shoulder," then speak with the students and faculty member who created it in a Q & A panel session.

Networking reception

Network with community partners and conference attendees. Enjoy great food and conversation during this reception.


For more information:

Read about the student video contest on our news page