We invite you to join us for the Annual Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion, September 20-24, 2021. Unfortunately, in 2020, we could not host the event due to COVID-19 restrictions and other safety measures. For our participants and the community’s well-being, the Conference Planning Committee has decided to transform the 2021 conference into a completely virtual experience. This change will not diminish our purpose or goal of fostering dialogue and collaborative learning to build a more just and equitable environment in our communities.


Hosting the first virtual conference will ensure our attendees’ continued safety and expand our conversation well beyond our university borders. This year’s conference will provide multiple days of unique opportunities for engagement and discussion. 


In a show of appreciation to all who wish to attend, this conference will be a no-cost event; however, you must register in advance.


Please check back on this website for details regarding schedules, topics, and registration.


We anticipate returning to in-person conferences as soon as circumstances allow. Until then, we hope to see you in September.


Thank you,


Robert Pleasant

Ohio University Southern

2021 Conference Committee Chairperson`

The 2021 Tri-State Conference is presented by: 


Conference Objectives:

During the conference, participants will:

  • Create an increased self-awareness about aspects of their culture.

  • Gain ideas for implementing new programs and initiatives through reflection on best practices from within academia.

  • Engage community partners and leverage resources.

  • Explore and identify personal and professional occasions in which unconscious bias is a barrier to diversity and inclusion objectives.

Schedule at a Glance



Coming Soon

Who Should Attend:



Higher Education Professionals

Human Resources Professionals

Community Leaders

Health Care & Social Services Professionals

Non-Profit Executives

Hospitality Professionals

Business Owners

Students (Secondary & Post Secondary)

Government Representatives

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