The 19th Annual CSU Diversity Symposium will be held October 14 – 18th, 2019.


About the Diversity Symposium

Beginning in 2001 with a one day event, the Diversity Symposium has now grown into a week-long conference featuring over 50 one-hour sessions relating to diversity and inclusion, cutting-edge research presentations, an entire day devoted to intersectional feminism, a variety of keynote speakers, and a strand focused specifically on educators.

In addition to longer format talks, a highlight of CSU’s Diversity Symposium is CSU Inspire. This featured event brings 5 – 10 TED Talk-like sessions led by CSU faculty and staff and focused on sharing engaging and inspiring initiatives happening on our campus in relation to diversity, in short 8-minute presentations.

The Diversity Symposium is free and open to the public.

Call for Proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2019 CSU Diversity Symposium. However, the deadline for proposal submission has now passed. The call for proposals for the 2020 CSU Diversity Symposium will be announced in Spring 2020.


Diversity Symposium Contact Information:

Alicia Sprague
Program Coordinator
(970) 491-6544


Videos of Past Diversity Symposium Sessions:


CSU Inspire

School of Education Keynote: Dr. Christine Sleeter, “Why Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory Matter for Education”

Featured Keynote: Dr. Damon A. Williams, Founding Architect of Inclusive Excellence