OIE EDI Conference 2024, Inclusion In action: Sharing Good Practices

Thursday, July 4, 2024 University of East London

Join us at the "Inclusion in Action: Sharing Good Practices" conference, a dynamic and engaging event dedicated to fostering inclusive environments across various sectors.

This conference aims to bring together thought leaders, practitioners, and advocates to share innovative strategies, success stories, and practical approaches to inclusion.

Explore a diverse array of sessions, workshops, and panel discussions that delve into effective practices for promoting inclusivity in workplaces, educational institutions, and communities. From topics like ‘Conscious Inclusion: Disrupting the Status Quo’ to breakout sessions on Promoting Success in Organisations’, you can gain valuable insights from experts who are making significant strides in creating inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your journey towards inclusion, this conference offers a unique opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired by actionable ideas that you can implement in your own context. Let’s work together to make inclusion a reality and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Mark your calendar for this transformative event and be part of a movement that is shaping a more inclusive future. Don’t miss out on the chance to contribute to and benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of a community dedicated to inclusion in action.

Join UEL’s Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) at this annual EDI Conference as we delve into these critical topics and explore how we can collectively advance equity through impactful initiatives

When and where:

Thursday, 4 July 2024, 9:30am to 4:00pm, in-person at UEL, Docklands Campus. Parking on campus is limited and cannot be guaranteed, so please consider using public transport to attend this conference

Featuring a mix of keynote talks and a panel discussion, the schedule is as follows:

9:00am - 9:45am Guest arrival and registration, with networking

9:45am – 9:50am Welcome by Dr. Jummy Okoya, Dean of OIE at UEL

9:50am - 10:00am Opening remarks by Amanda Broderick, Vice Chancellor & President, UEL

10:00am-10:40am Keynote speech on "Centring EDI as a key business driver for Organisations" by Leroy Logan MBE

10:45am-11:45am Panel discussion on "Conscious Inclusion: Disrupting the Status Quo. Is EDI Baked in or Sprinkled?" featuring Leroy Logan, Anne Foster (Director of D&I, House of Commons), Professor Buge Apampa (Vice Chancellor, Education & Experience), and Diana Beech (Chief Executive Officer of London Higher)

11:50am-12:00am Break

12:05 –12:45pm Keynote speech and Q&A: “Bringing my whole self to work" by Mark McClane (Global EDI Director, MandG)

12:50pm –1:45pm Lunch and Networking

1:50pm – 2:00pm Energising exercise

2:00pm - 3:00pm Choice of breakout sessions:

  • Break out room 1: Showcasing Inclusive Practices at UEL
  • Break out room 2: Leveraging EDI in Promoting Success in Organisations
  • Break out room 3: Accelerating gender equity

3:05pm - 3:30pm Reflection on the day

3:30pm Vote of thanks & Conference closes

Who Should Attend?

This event is relevant to everyone and is aimed at anyone who is interested in anti-racism, race, equity, and social justice. Those studying and working in education, health and the community will find this conference of particular interest. This conference is an opportunity to gain greater understanding and awareness of anti-racism and an opportunity to make a difference.

Leaders, educators, activists, students, and anyone interested in promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Further information

If you have any queries regarding the event, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity at UEL via oie@uel.ac.uk