The City of Richmond Diversity Symposium is a free conference for professionals, volunteers and community members interested in learning, sharing and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their communities. The Diversity Symposium aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to build diverse, equitable and inclusive communities.
This year’s symposium will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2023. Check back this spring for our Call for Presenters and this fall for registration details.
Who is the Symposium for?
The Symposium is intended for people who work in the field of diversity and inclusion, such as professionals and volunteers from municipal departments, not-for-profit groups, social service organizations, private sector organizations and academic institutions.
What our past participants had to say about the Diversity Symposium:
“Thank you for organizing the Diversity Symposium. It’s a good opportunity for people with various backgrounds and from different ethnic groups to have dialogues and get to know more about one another within our community and society.”
“Open discussion and thought-provoking topics that inspire us to stretch and grow – lots of opportunity for perspective-taking.”
Call for Presenters
This year’s symposium will be held from October 23 to 27, 2023. Submissions to the 2023 Diversity Symposium will open this spring.
Some past Diversity Symposium presenters include (Left to Right): Paul Iarrobino from Our Bold Voices, writer and photographer Samra Habib, and Dr. Leeno Karumanchery of MESH/diversity.