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 track 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

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity is pleased to announce the call for session proposals for the 19th Annual Diversity Symposium!


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