Save the Date logo for the 2020 Diversity Symposium, October 19 - 23, 2020

Call for Proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity (VPD) is pleased to announce the 20th annual Diversity Symposium will be held October 19 – 23, 2020 via a virtual platform. At this time, we are no longer accepting proposal submissions.

CSU Diversity Symposium Moving Online for 2020

The Diversity Symposium is moving to an online format for 2020 in order to balance public health safety concerns with continuing to offer this critical learning opportunity for our community. Making this decision now allows presenters the opportunity to prepare for a virtual session as they submit their proposal ideas instead of having to adjust later due to possible continued in-person restrictions. While this year’s Symposium may look different than in previous years, our team is working hard to ensure it is still an engaging and powerful experience for learning and presenting on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. 

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to connecting virtually with you in October!

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Diversity Symposium Contact:

Alicia Sprague
Program Coordinator
(970) 491-6544

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,  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, staff, and students and focused on sharing engaging and inspiring initiatives happening on our campus in relation to social justice, in short 8-minute presentations.

The Diversity Symposium is free and open to the public. For any accommodations requests, please contact VPD Program Coordinator Alicia Sprague at or (970) 491-6544.