Diversity Pre-Conference: Making and Finding Space in Academia, Policy, and Beyond
Date: Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Time: 9 am – 3pm
Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
SPSSI’s first Diversity Pre-conference provided a space for members to share with, learn from, and find community with other SPSSI members from underrepresented groups. Ultimately, this pre-conference aimed to help SPSSI’s diverse members develop professional skills within academia, policy/applied areas, and in the overlap of the two.
The first session included breakfast, talks from diverse speakers on issues relevant and of interest to SPSSI members, and a panel session. The second session included lunch and activities to foster in-depth conversations about diversity-related experiences and diversity in practice through networking and building connections with other SPSSI members.