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Diversity and Inclusion Summit


Register for the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tony Byers, former global Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Starbucks

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
       Breakfast and networking begin at 8:30 a.m.
       Program begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Summit will be held at the Stueckle Sky Center, Double R Ranch Room, Boise State University.
       General Admission is $35. 
       Table sponsorships are $1,000. 
       Faculty, staff, and student admission is free, but tickets are limited.

The keynote address at this year’s summit will be given by Dr. Tony Byers, former Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Starbucks.

Boldly challenging the status quo and decades of diversity and inclusion practices, Dr. Byers is transforming Diversity and Inclusion from “the right thing to do” to the business imperative of our time. His presentation on the multiplier effect of inclusion will provide the perfect balance of “why now” and “how to” that will take attendees’ thinking on inclusion to the next level.

Attendees will learn from the success stories of companies that have evolved beyond “doing diversity well” to leveraging inclusion as a powerful business advantage. Dr. Byers will show how to build an inclusive culture through a breakthrough behavioral approach that overcomes biases and creates buy-in, as well as setting in motion a multiplier effect of inclusion that more than doubles employee productivity while positively impacting every aspect of the  organization. See highlights on his talk here.



Register for the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Summit here.

General Admission includes an individual ticket to the summit, as well as breakfast, networking, and free parking.

Faculty, Staff and Student Admission is free but tickets are limited. Please register to receive free admission to the summit and a complimentary breakfast.

 Table Sponsor Packages include 8 seats for the organization and up to 2 seats for students at their table, vocal and visual recognition at the summit and within the summit’s marketing materials, including our website, signage, promotional activities, press, etc. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor for the summit please contact us at

The summit is hosted by Boise State’s Blue Sky Institute, Wells Fargo, Boise Cascade, the City of Boise, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, and the University of Idaho- Boise.