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18th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Awakening to Action

Friday, October 22, 2021 I 8:30 am – 4:30 pm I Virtual

The window to submit proposals for the Diversity and Inclusion Conference: Awakening to Action is open; submissions are being accepted through July 23

The Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 18th annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference. The form for submission can be found here. Submissions are being accepted through July 23.

The title of the 2021 conference is Awakening to Action. 

In 2020 we saw the COVID-19 pandemic magnify existing societal inequities. Increased awareness of targeted racial violence galvanized communities around racial justice, and legislation aimed at restricting the rights of gender and sexual minorities demonstrated that the struggle for equal rights continues.

Presenters and attendees are called upon to transform this momentum into sustained action. Conference workshops will focus on implementing best practices, exploring evidence-based strategies, and creating opportunities for coalition building.

Join over 500 leaders, faculty, students, community neighbors, alumni, and staff in examining critical questions related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. All submissions must be suitable for a virtual environment. Don't miss your opportunity to take part in this important conversation at Johns Hopkins.

PCORI's 2021 Annual Meeting


Come hear about our new National Priorities for Health. Join us for:

  • Five main-stage sessions
  • Thirteen breakout sessions 
  • Three poster sessions with over 40 presenters
  • Closing plenary: What we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Sessions, Sessions, Sessions

At breakout sessions, dig into the details on a variety of topics, including:

  • Health equity and disparities
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Engagement in practice
  • Maternal morbidity and mortality
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities

Posters on Demand

Cultivate your network and chat with researchers in three poster sessions. Can’t make a session? Each poster will feature short, prerecorded audio, providing on-demand access throughout and after the Annual Meeting.

Registration opens September 8, 2021. Mark your calendars! Add to calendar.


If you missed the 2020 Forum or wish to revisit the timely, critical conversations, almost all of the recordings are now posted on our YouTube page(link is external).

They are organized into playlists:(link is external)