2017 ERG & Council Conference: People, Purpose & Passion -
Making a Difference!
Orlando, Florida, October 4th-6th
The Only Diversity & Inclusion Conference Designed Specifically for Employee Resource Groups & Diversity Councils.
The 2017 ERG & Council Conference is set for October 4th-6th at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year's theme is People, Purpose & Passion -
Making a Difference! Once again diversity & inclusion professionals, Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Council members will have expanded opportunities to learn and share best practices, network, grow and celebrate, to become inspired and be renewed...all for the purpose of increasing their impact on key organizational and business objectives.
Keynote Maestro, Celebrated Performer & Thought Leader
First Day Opening Event: Teamwork: Diversity and the Power of Human Harmonics
Freddie Ravel, is the internationally acclaimed Keynote Maestro who blends his infectious passions for business breakthroughs and the power of music to unlock the minds, hearts and potential of audiences around the world.
The Keynote Maestro shares personal stories of how minorities and women have opened doors to his ongoing success from being hired by Brazilian producer Sergio Mendes at age 23 to being the only white guy in the all black band named “Earth, Wind and Fire.” In addition to his collaborations with Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, Yolanda King as guest author in Open My Eyes, Open My Soul alongside Stevie Wonder, Muhammad Ali, Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Maya Angelou, he’s played the GRAMMY’s with Prince, recorded with Madonna for her major motion picture debut, Evita and toured the world to packed stadiums with Latin rock legend Carlos Santana.
Second Day Opening Event: Transgender Spectrum - A Journey to Self Acceptance and Pride
Geena Rocero, is a Model, Producer, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of award winning TV Show ASPIREist for USA Network. She uses her platform to share a powerful story.
On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference, her viral talk has since been viewed more than 3 million times. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, an advocacy and media production company that tells stories to elevate justice and equality for the transgender community.
Allstate Insurance Company
American Electric Power
American Institutes for Research
American Student Assistance
Association of ERGs & Councils
Bank of America
Bard Peripheral Vascular
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Career Systems International (CSI)
Carolinas HealthCare System
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Citizens Energy Group
City of Hope, CA
Council For A Strong America
Discover Financial Services
Department of Defense
DST Systems, Inc.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Gold Strike - Tunica
Great River Energy
Hackensack Meridian Health
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
MassMutual Financial Group
MGM Resorts International
MN Department of Corrections
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
National Guard Bureau (NGB JDEC)
National Security Agency
Nevada Air National Guard
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Northern Trust Company
PNC Financial Services
PRISM International, Inc.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Southern Company Gas
St. Louis Children's Hospital
State Street Corporation
Subaru of America, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Tesoro Companies, Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
The National Hispanic Corporate Council
The Signature at MGM Grand
Transportation Security Agency
True Blue Inclusion
Tyson Foods, Inc.
UMC Health System
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Volkswagen Group of America
Walmart Stores Inc.