14th Annual National Land-Grant Diversity Conference

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

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Intentional Connections: Education and Application in a World of Differences

February 15-16, 2018
Marriott, Cincinnati Airport
Hebron, KY

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 must be made. Recipients should demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through their programming, outreach or other initiatives that are in keeping with the goal of this annual National Land-Grant Diversity Conference.

Nominations Deadline: January 17, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. EST. Submit the nomination form by email to holmes.86@osu.edu.

Award recipients will be announced at the Diversity Luncheon on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Hebron, KY.


Tara Marlow
Conference Committee Chair
tmarlow@CentralState.edu NLGDC logo

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Online Registration

Early bird
$195 register by January 15

$250.00 register between January 16-February 6, 2018

$275.00 register after February 6, 2018


Join us a day early (Feb. 14) for a tour (transportation and lunch included) of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and other sites, plus a 4-course meal at the famous Hofbräuhaus. Only $65. Limited to 45 participants!


2018 Conference Schedule at a Glance

Keynote Address: Karima Samadi and the Ohio State University Kirwan Institute. Hear Karima’s story (immigration, integration, and inclusion). Participate in a World Cafe discussion (personal reflection, storytelling), and civic engagement training.

Capnote Address: Jasmine Roberts, Ohio State University School of Communication, strategic communication lecturer and author of "Writing of Strategic Communication industries," an openly-licensed textbook and writing guide for those interested in the strategic communication field. Topic: Open Education: Accessible and Affordable, Unrestricted and Open for All.


The conference will be held at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott and reservations are available online. The conference start date is 2/14/18 and end date is 2/16/18. Last day to book a room is 1/24/18. The hotel offers a special group rate of $115.00 per night with complimentary WIFI. Marriott

The conference hotel is located just 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, OH at 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, Kentucky 41048.

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