Our immersive and collaborative conference encourages people with an interest in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as well as diversity professionals to break away from the boredom of traditional conferences with a high degree of participation – perfect for those who value networking, interactive workshops, and experiential learning.

Our annual Unconference is being delivered to you this year as an immersive, interactive, entertaining virtual experience over two half-days 

Theme for UnConference 2023 - The future of DEI: Pause. Reflect. Project.

CCDI is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and it’s the perfect time to pause and reflect on Canada’s progress towards equity, diversity and inclusion, and envision together a better future.

This year at CCDI’s UnConference, we will pause, reflect and project. We will pause to reflect on what changes we have seen over the last decade of DEI work within our communities and then collectively envision: what comes next? What are the future trends of DEI and how can we as practitioners and community members actively contribute to build a sustainable and equitable Canada? 

CCDI UnConference 2023 will showcase a national roster of quality speakers, panels and roundtable sessions that will share thought leadership and practical tips on the following themes:

  • Lessons learned from the last 10 years
  • The future of DEI practice and the role of AI and resilience
  • The role of DEI in addressing growing divisive rhetoric and hate
  • Call to action for truth and reconciliation in your workplace
  • What have we learned from #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter — and how do we sustain efforts into the next decade

Date and agenda

CCDI UnConference 2023 will be an interactive bilingual event held over two half-days, March 1 and 2, 2023.

Day 1: Focus on reflection & lessons learned - 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

  • Opening remarks
  • Keynote 1 – Speaker TBD
  • Concurrent sessions
    • Concurrent session 1: A journey in Indigenous inclusion
    • Concurrent session 2: Antiracism
  • Plenary panel: Looking back on the DEI journey
  • Roundtables: 
    • Topics to be determined
  • Closing remarks

Day 2: Focus on future of DEI - 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

  • Opening remarks
  • Keynote 2 – Speaker TBD
  • Concurrent sessions
    • Concurrent session 1: DEI strategy – Mapping your organizational “IDEA” future
    • Concurrent session 2: The future of work - technology, AI bias, ESG - sustainability
  • Plenary panel: Looking forward on the DEI journey
  • Roundtables: 
    • Topics to be determined
  • Closing remarks

Registration 

Registration will open early January 2023.