Welcome to Diversity 3.0


Awards, Certification & More!


Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Awards
The 2017 Diversity 3.0 Conference is focused on demonstrating success stories in the field of diversity and inclusion, as well as providing solutions to enhance what works well. Per the conference theme, “Diversity 3.0 Conference 2017 – Innovations, Strategies and Skills For Intentional Outcomes,” we hope to stimulate more creative thinking, analysis and dialogue about effectively executing, measuring and scaling diversity and inclusion efforts. It is at this premiere conference that we will announce the winners of our “Innovation + Inclusion Leadership Awards!”


Awards will be conferred to:

  • Individual category: Nzinga C. Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club
  • Corporate category: Veterans United Home Loans (VUHL)
  • Nonprofit category: The Institute for Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion
  • Education category: Kent State University


Please congratulate and support these distinguished leaders!

Read the Press Release

Place a full-page ad in the conference booklet ($450 per ad; deadline 5/31/2017)


The awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Laura I. Gomez, Founder and CEO of Atipica in Silicon Valley, is the keynote speaker at the dinner.




Diversity Certification Track
A one-day diversity certification track will be offered during the Conference.  For an additional fee, this hybrid track allows you to: obtain a study guide, pre-pay for the exam, receive an invitation to the online Exam Review Session, as well as participate in up to four live prep course sessions at the conference.

The CDE Credential
The Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) program enables candidates to strategically lead global inclusion efforts to achieve diversity of thought in the workplace. On Thursday, June 29th, the CDE track will run concurrently with conference breakout sessions.

The CDP Credential
The Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) program prepares candidates for success when executing day-to-day diversity and inclusion tasks in the workplace. On Wednesday, June 28th, the CDP track will run concurrently with breakout sessions.

For more information about the Institute for Diversity Certification, log onto: www.diversitycertification.org



Diversity 3.0 will open with an interactive diversity play, entitled DEFAMATION, a performance by Todd Logan and a Canamac Production.  Nationally acclaimed DEFAMATION is a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, religion, gender, class and the law with a twist: our audience is the jury. More than a play, DEFAMATION is a unique opportunity for our conference community to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day.  Watch the trailer for DEFAMATION now.





The Diversity 3.0 conference presents an opportunity for your organization to seize unlimited possibilities to do business better, and achieve intentional equity, diversity and inclusion outcomes. Not only are we going to bring information and resources to one location, but you will have an opportunity to collaborate and benchmark, as well as share ideas and best practices with those in your field and those in other industries around the world. Finally, our solutions are always practical and easy-to-apply upon returning to work. This is a cost-effective and time-saving way to get better outcomes and a great return-on-investment from your equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.