7th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit

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Addressing the ABCs of Diversity

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Augusta Marriott

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join Augusta University & the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the 7th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit. The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit is to create inclusive excellence. We feel we best model this by engaging our community in meaningful dialogue, building and leveraging our partnerships and creating a framework to important action steps. 

This year's theme, The ABC's of Diversity and Inclusion, indicates an interest in viewing diversity through an integration of several institutes of thought.

We hope attendees will walk away with a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and be empowered to enact changes in their environments with the practical tools and strategies learned at the summit.

Registration Fees


  • $50 Early Bird Registration Fee until Monday, August 21
  • $65 Regular Registration Fee starting Tuesday, August 22
  • $40 Morning Session Keynote (lunch is not included)


  • $25 Early Bird Student Registration Fee until Monday, Aug. 21
  • $35 Regular Student Registration Fee starting Tuesday, Aug. 22


Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano


This year's keynote speaker will be Ms. Sonia Manzano, "Maria" from Sesame Street, a first-generation American of Latino descent raised in South Bronx. Manzano has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s.

Over 30 years ago she was offered an opportunity to play "Maria" on Sesame Street. She has also been named among the "25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever" by Latina Magazine and will share a tale of perseverance and courage as she shares the countless obstacles she overcame. 


The summit will be held at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.