USI – Southern Indiana Conference on DEI now accepting presentation proposals

University of Southern Indiana Student Affairs invites proposals for the first Southern Indiana Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), to be held Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2 on the USI campus.

The conference, “From Moment to Movement: Transforming DEI in Organizational Spaces,” will bring together individuals from across organizations to address critical challenges related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the academy, workplace and community at large. The purpose of this conference is to provide a space where individuals assess, develop and enhance their current knowledge/practices in order to transform current practices and/or policies in their organizations.  

All are encouraged to submit one of four types of proposals: research manuscripts, workshops, panels or practice/application manuscripts. Proposals must align closely with one of the four categories chosen by the conference:

  • Building, Sustaining and Valuing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Reconstructing the Cultural Climate in Organizational Systems  
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment  
  • Inclusive Hiring and Employee Wellbeing   

Proposals will be accepted through Friday, August 6 and can be submitted online through the conference website. Registration for attendance is also available online and is open to the public.

For more information about the conference, visit or contact Dr. Brandi Neal at