University of Wisconsin–Madison

2012 Diversity Forum Tentative Schedule

All events are held at Union South.


Thursday, October 11

An Evening of Alumni and Student Conversations on Leadership

A Diversity Forum 2012 Special Pre-Conference Event open to all students and alumni featuring a panel of alumni student leaders who will guide an open discussion on the history of UW–Madison student involvement and activism.
5:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Varsity Hall


Friday, October 12

Diversity Forum 2012:  Embracing Our Past to Chart Our Future

Check-in and Refreshments, Program and Initiatives Poster Showcase

8:30–9:00 a.m., Varsity Hall Lounge

Welcome by Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer Damon Williams

9 a.m., Varsity Hall

Opening address by UW–Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward

Varsity Hall

Facilitated small-group discussions on the future of diversity at UW–Madison

9:30–11:30 a.m., Varsity Hall

Lunch with a special performance by First Wave

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Varsity Hall

Program and initiative poster showcase w/ Q&A from poster presenters

1:00–1:45 p.m., Varsity Hall Lounge


1:45–2:00 p.m.

Break-out Sessions

2:00–3:15 p.m.

  • Human Resources Redesign & Diversity Initiatives, Marquee Theater
  • Faculty Diversification, Landmark Room
  • LGBT Campus Center Update, Industry Room
  • Native American Indian Task Force, Traditions Room
  • LUBAR & Interfaith / Religiosity on Campus, Northwoods Room

Keynote Address by Harvard Professor Lani Guinier, Civil Rights Attorney

3:30–4:45 p.m., Varsity Hall


4:45–6:00 p.m., Varsity Hall Lounge