DEI Conferences for ERG Leaders in 2023

This is the most up-to-date guide to the best DEI conferences in 2023. We will continue to update this page so be sure to bookmark this page for future planning! 

If you are trying to grow your ERG engagement or up-skill your ERG planning, launching, and growth tactics, these are the 6 conferences you should have marked on your 2023 calendar:

ERG Leadership Alliance Symposia

While this series is built from multiple smaller symposia around the U.S. each one is worth attending for its own reasons. If you can’t attend in person they have virtual “do-overs” a month after each in-person conference. Each event focuses on tactics used to engage and grow ERGs throughout your organization. In 2022 these events fell about once a quarter. The 2023 schedule has yet to be released but check back here soon for updates!

Global ERG Summit

The Global ERG Summit held its 13th annual event from September 19-23 in 2022. This week-long hybrid event focuses on research, insights, and best practices from some of the most successful ERG programs in the world. They also feature the Diversity Impact Awards which places a spotlight on the best ERGs & BRGs in corporate settings. The 2023 dates haven’t been released yet but I plan on attending around the same time in mid-September.

ERG Leadership Conference

 The ERG Leadership Conference is a DE&I conference that was built to connect thought leaders, admins, managers, and participants of ERGs in the corporate world. “As a united group, attendees will share best practices, discuss challenges and solutions, learn from established ERG authorities and connect with peers from various companies to create external networks.” The conference is held in a hybrid manner meaning you can attend either live or virtually. Check back here for the 2023 event information!

National ERG Conference

The 2023 version of the National ERG Conference is already scheduled with dozens of speakers booked including DEI leadership from tech, SaaS, Healthcare, and public sector organizations. This is the first year of the event and is built for organizations to learn about new tools, tactics, and strategies to build a more diverse and inclusive workspace. You can find the event schedule here.

Inclusion 2023

This DEI conference is built for all levels of professionals. 

“Leveled learning provides curated content that addresses the DE&I issues you’re most likely to face in your current role, whether you’re a Beginner (committing to DE&I), Intermediate (fostering DE&I), or Advanced (elevating DE&I).”

Set in Savannah, Georgia this event also offers a virtual pass. The 2022 version featured speakers from academia, public, and private industries including Penn State University, Deloitte Consulting, and SHRM (who is also the host!)

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Conference

Hosted by The Conference Board, this conference highlights leadership trends in the greater DEI space.

2022’s tracks included a session on building the business case for ERGs and how to approach new DEI initiatives in your organization.

Proceeds from the conference are donated to The Conference Board’s non-profit mission. The Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Conference takes place in Brooklyn, NY.

We will keep updating this list of DEI Conferences for ERG leaders in 2023 as more events are announced and dates are confirmed so don’t forget to bookmark this page!

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