Diversity and Inclusion Conference

The Diversity Leadership Council began hosting the Diversity Leadership Conference in 2004, the annual event brings together a cross-section of Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, students and community partners to share best practices, discuss emerging issues, and examine promising research around diversity & inclusion to put them into practice in our professional and academic pursuits.

The conference provides a platform for the Johns Hopkins community to explore and highlight the intersections between the many facets of our work and diversity & inclusion, fostering collaboration and partnership. Past conferences have attracted an audience of approximately 500 attendees, participating in workshops on topics ranging from educational pathways for undocumented students to navigating multigenerational workplaces and beyond.

The 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Conference was held virtually on Thursday, October 20, 2022, and October 21, 2022.

The conference theme—Inside Out— reflected the importance of expanding both our individual and collective capacities to make sustainable local, regional, and global change for people still impacted negatively by inequitable systems. To underscore that importance, the conference opened with a plenary panel exploring trauma-informed practices. Hosted by Councilperson Zeke Cohen and featuring local experts, the panel examined the issue of trauma and strategies to mitigate it from multiple angles.

The second day of the conference featured a keynote address from Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer Katrina Caldwell. The State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) keynote gave attendees an update on the progress being made on Realizing Our Promise: the Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and university DEI efforts.

You can view the plenary session here, the keynote address here, and view a slate of conference workshops here.