Collaborative Diversity Conference

Facing racism in 2018 and beyond: A changing dynamic

The Collaborative Diversity Conference (CDC) seeks to provide information, resources and approaches that promote the value of diversity and inclusion. Higher education, the public sector as well as our business and corporate communities, in today’s national climate need to not only appreciate the value of diversity, inclusion, cultural consciousness/competency and inclusive excellence, they must lead in minimizing the divisiveness, polarization and hostility directed towards any of our citizens and residents who “live, learn, and earn” in our communities. Read more

Living Stories

Living Stories provides everyone a chance to encounter books that come alive and talk back!


The conference includes two days of professional presentations and a plenary speaker. Schedule information will be available soon.

Become a sponsor

Learn how you or your organization can become a sponsor of the 2018 Collaborative Diversity Conference.


Presenting level

Empowerment level

Sponsor City Utilities

Sponsor - MSU College of Business - David D. Glass Distinquished Lecture Series

Advocate level

Sponsor - Commerce Bank

Sponsor - Shelter Insurance

Sponsor - John Deere Reman

Partner level

Sponsor - Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Sponsor - Veterans United Home Loans

Sponsor - Saint Louis University

Sponsor - Med-Pay, Inc.

Sponsor - Springfield Public Schools

Sponsor - MSU International Programs

Sponsor - MSU Networking and Telecommunications

Sponsor - Oke-Thomas + Associates

Sponsor - Park University

Sponsor - MSU Libraries