A Virtual Conference   June 15 – 17, 2021

Call For Proposals

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce foundation is seeking proposals for presenters/topics at this year’s Texas Diversity Equity & Inclusion Conference. Now in its sixth year, the Texas DEI Conference brings together local businesses, LGBTBE®, MWBE, and other certified businesses, Employee Resource Group members, and corporate diversity and supplier diversity professionals. In peer groups and professionally led sessions, attendees learn about current issues facing LGBTQ+ and other diverse businesses, gain new skills/knowledge, and share best practices.

Session topics include (but are not limited to): Advocacy, Business/Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, DEI & Supplier Diversity Professionals, Small & Certified Businesses.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal please visit the FAQ below, download the Proposal Guide and click on the Apply Now button below.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone! We welcome proposals from DEI professionals, students, burgeoning researchers, practitioners, faculty, administrators, etc. to submit proposals.
Session Title*Detailed Description 
Brief Description*Presenter Details (for all presenters)– Biography
Learning Objectives– Email*– Headshot*
Session Track(s)*– Name*– Website
Session Format*– Organization*– Social Media
Intended Audience– Title*– City & State

* Required ITEMS

We have a team of volunteers who will review the sessions. Our procedure is as follows:

  1. We will conduct a review of the title, abstract, and descriptions. Each reviewer will rate the session based on interactivity, relevance, and interest.
  2. Next, we will evaluate the top selections to ensure that we have a diverse portfolio of workshops and that we have a diverse selection of facilitators.
  3. We will contact the authors of the selected sessions about 1 month after the due date.

Interactive means ACTIVE participation by the audience including virtual breakout groups, question/answer, downloadable handouts or digital access to resources are provided, case studies, exercises to complete in small groups, discussion, with outcome/strategy driven applications. 

The Texas Diversity Equity & Inclusion Conference brings together local businesses, LGBTBE®, M/WBE, and other certified businesses, Employee Resource Group members, and corporate diversity and supplier diversity professionals. In peer groups and professionally led sessions, attendees learn about current issues facing LGBTQ+ and other diverse businesses, gain new skills/knowledge, and share best practices.

Only registered conference attendees can participate in these sessions.

No. If your submission is approved, you will receive a complimentary registration to the entire conference.

No. However, you will be asked to upload documentation into the submission system

We will be using PheedLoop and its proprietary streaming service (similar to Zoom) for portions of the Conference.

Call For Proposals

We invite you to submit a proposal for the upcoming Texas Diversity Equity & Inclusion Conference

Various session formats are available, single or double presenter, panel discussion, or interactive roundtable panels.

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