15th Annual National Land-Grant Diversity Conference

formerly Tri-State Diversity Conference (Hosted by the Tri-State Diversity Conference Team)

Cincinnati, OH

February 7-8, 2019
Marriott, Cincinnati Airport 
Hebron, KY


Ashley S. Holt
Conference Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Courtney Owens
Conference Committee Co-Chair

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Deadline – November 30th



About the Conference

The Conference is hosted by five land grant universities from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. It is designed for public and private university administrators, faculty, and staff; research and academic programs; K-12 educators; community leaders; health and social services professionals; employers and supervisors; human resource staff; elected officials; and all others with diversity interests.

The goal of this diversity conference is to learn more about ourselves and others, to network, and to link resources to integrate diversity into programs, policies and practices for creating community well-being. We hope you’ll join us!

NLG Diversity Champion Awards

Both Individual and/or Team nominations can be submitted. Recipients should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through their programming, outreach or other initiatives that are in keeping with the goal of the National Land-Grant Diversity Conference.

Nominations Deadline: December 14, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. EST..Submit the nomination form by email to cafediversity@lsv.uky.edu.

Award recipients will be announced at the Diversity Luncheon on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Hebron, KY.

Information coming soon!

Cincinnati Airport Marriott

Book your group rate for National Land-Grant Diversity

The conference will be held at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott The conference start date is 2/5/19 and end date is 2/8/19. 
The conference hotel is located just 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, OH at 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, Kentucky 41048.

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It is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff from Cooperative Extension, research, and academic programs; private and public university representatives; K-12 educators; community outreach leaders; health and social services professionals; employers and supervisors; human resource staff; elected and appointed officials; and all others wanting to expand diversity efforts and increase cultural understanding in their communities and workplaces.

  • Workshop/Interactive Session

    • Workshop sessions involve extensive interaction between presenters and participants around an idea or hands-on experience of a practice. These sessions may also take the form of a crafted panel, staged conversation, dialogue or debate – all involving substantial interaction with the audience. A single article (jointly authored, if appropriate) may be submitted to the journal based on a workshop session.
  • Poster Sessions

    • Poster sessions present preliminary results of works in progress or projects that lend themselves to visual displays and representations. These sessions allow for engagement in informal discussions about the work with interested delegates throughout.