Schedule

Please note that the conference schedule is subject to change.

Day One - April 18
Marriott Marquis Houston - 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program
DiversityFIRST™ Certification: Red Class I

Training Certificates
DiversityFIRST™ DEI Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ ERG Academy Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Inclusive Leadership Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Social Justice Certificate
Day Two - April 19
Marriott Marquis Houston - 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Red Class II
DiversityFIRST™ Certification: White Class I

Training Certificates
DiversityFIRST™ DEI Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ ERG Academy Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Inclusive Leadership Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Social Justice Certificate
Day Three - April 20
Marriott Marquis Houston - 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
Luncheon Keynote - Dr. Cornel West (12 p.m.)
Closing Keynote - Donna Brazile (4 p.m.)
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Red Class III
DiversityFIRST™ Certification White Class II
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Blue Class I

Training Certificates
DiversityFIRST™ DEI Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ ERG Academy Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ HealthCare Diversity Management Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Inclusive Leadership Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ LGBTQ+ Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Score Card Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Social Justice Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Unconscious Bias Workshop Certificate
Summits
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Retail D&I Summit
National Real Estate D&I Summit
National Multicultural Summit
National Finance/Accounting D&I Summit
National Diversity Officer Summit
National Talent Summit
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: Dr. Cornel West
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote: Donna Brazile
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome to Houston Reception
Day Four - April 21
Marriott Marquis Houston - 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
Closing Keynote - James Comey (4:15 p.m.)
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration
Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Red Class IV
DiversityFIRST™ Certification White Class III
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Blue Class II
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Training Certificates
DiversityFIRST™ DEI Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ ERG Academy Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ HealthCare Diversity Management Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Inclusive Leadership Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ LGBTQ + Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Score Card Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Social Justice Certificate
DiversityFIRST™ Unconscious Bias Workshop Certificate
Summits
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. National Tech Diversity Week
National ERG Summit
National Women's Conference
National Energy D&I Summit
National Sports Summit
Sessions
9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Concurrent Session
10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Concurrent Session
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Session
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Closing Keynote: James Comey
Day Five - April 22
Marriott Marquis Houston - 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
Luncheon Keynote - Rosario Dawson (12 p.m.)
Closing Keynote - Carly Fiorina (4:15 p.m.)
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration Open/Grab & Go Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Coaches Corner
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Workshops
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Concurrent Session
Featured Speaker
Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Red Class V
DiversityFIRST™ Certification White Class IV
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Blue Class III
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coaches Corner
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Recognition Breakfast (Private)
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Coaches Corner
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Session
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Workshops
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Featured Speaker
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote:
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshops
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coaches Corner
Featured Speaker
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Session
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Featured Speaker
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Closing Keynote: Carly Fiorina
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Reception
Day Six - April 23
Marriott Marquis Houston - 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010
Closing Keynote - Magic Johnson (11 a.m.)
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration Open/Grab & Go Breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Coaches Corner
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Workshops
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Concurrent Session
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Featured Speaker
Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program
DiversityFIRST™ Certification White Class V
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Blue Class IV
8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Coaches Corner
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Private Recognition Breakfast (Private)
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coaches Corner
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Featured Speaker
Workshops
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Keynote: Magic Johnson
Training
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program
DiversityFIRST™ Certification Blue Class V