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NAAAP DEI Symposium

The focus of the NAAAP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium is to connect and engage leaders across companies, NAAAP chapters, business industries, and demographics to share ideas and practices on how to better embody the principles of diversity and inclusion. 


This is a unique opportunity to connect with amazing like-minded and growth-oriented professionals sharing insights and collective advancements towards our future. 



Friday, February 23, 2024 

Symposium: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Reception: 4:00PM - 7:00PM



Book your special room rates at the Omni Dallas Hotel.





*Please review the important Registration FAQs in the sidebar to the right (or at the bottom if viewing this page via mobile).


Registration Dates: Opens November 10, 2023, and closes February 23, 2024. 


2024 DEI Symposium Registration*: $299

2024 DEI Symposium Reception Only: $60


*DEI Symposium Registration includes all Friday sessions, breakfast, lunch, and reception.


Discount Code: If you have a registration Discount Code, click on the "Click here to enter your promotional code" at the bottom of the registration page, enter the discount code provided to you, and then click "Submit".  The registration ticket(s) will be discounted accordingly.



Please feel free to email Registration at [email protected] and we will be glad to assist you!

Programming topics and timing is currently being finalized, but we're looking forward to the following workshops and topics:


Time Workshop Speaker
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast  
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Opening Remarks  
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM Morning Keynote Kim Cummings - Senior Vice President HR, Employee Experience, Children's Health
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break  
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Workshop 1: Creating Brave Spaces: Building Trust and Inclusivity

Alise Cortez (Moderator) - Chief Ignition Officer, Gusto, Now!

Becky Caleb (Panelist) - Senior VP, Technology Executive, Bank of America

Divya Smith (Panelist) - CEO, Ascending Avenue Investments

Karyne Nguyen (Panelist) - Lead Diversity Consultant - Strategic Segment Lead, AT&T

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Workshop 2A: Dialogue Circles: Facilitating Tough Conversations


Tracy Underhill (Moderator) - Senior Learning and Development Consultant, National General Insurance

Barbara Giesing (Facilitator) - Owner, BAG HR Consulting

Jared Fitzpatrick (Facilitator) - Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Signify Health

Yasmine Osborn (Facilitator) - Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Hearst

  Workshop 2B: Multidimensional Inclusivity Lisa Ong - President & Founder, Wishing Out Loud, LLC
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch  
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Workshop 3A: Multigenerational Diversity: Age is Just a Number


Christie Sithiphone (Moderator) - Vice President, Inclusion & Engagement, MMC

Alayna Thomas (Panelist) - Retention Strategist, Magnet Culture

Dr. Abby Hamilton (Panelist) -  Director of Student Services, Everglades University

Sophia Wang (Panelist) - Global Strategy Manager, PPG Industries Inc – Aerospace Transparencies


Workshop 3B: Allyship and Advocacy for Marginalized Communities

Brittani Hite (Moderator) - Founder + Strategic Director, Ethos Equity Consulting

Shalaina Abioye (Panelist) - Chief Executive, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Inc

Stephanie Drenka (Panelist) - Co-founder & Executive Director, Dallas Asian American Historical Society

Vidya Ayyr (Panelist) - Director, Community Social Impact, Parkland Health

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break  
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Workshop 4: ERG/BRG Roundtable

Radhika Zaveri (Moderator) - Professor of Practice, SMU Cox School of Business

Alex Martinez (Panelist) - Global People Strategy & Talent Innovation Executive

Andrea Oputa (Panelist) - Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Winston Lam (Panelist) - DEI Senior Manager, McKesson

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Closing Remarks  
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM DEI Symposium Reception  

23 Feb 2024
8:00am - 7:00pm CST

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  • Omni Dallas | 555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202


What does the Registration Fee include? 
The $299 DEI Symposium General Registration Ticket includes full access to all the amazing workshops and sessions we have planned for the day! Included with this ticket is also breakfast, lunch, and our evening reception. 

Can't make the daytime Symposium, but still want to engage with our speakers and guests who are actively involved in the DEI space? We're also offering a $60 DEI Reception Ticket so you don't miss out on these pivotal connections!

I'm using a mobile device and can't see where to indicate the quantity of tickets to purchase. Where can I indicate the quantity of tickets to purchase?
Under the "Ticket Name" section, click on the "+" next to "2023 NAAAP DEI Sympoisum Registration" to expand the ticket selection section. 

How do I use my discount code?

If you were provided with a registration Discount Code, click on the "Click here to enter your promotional code" at the bottom of the registration page, enter the discount code provided to you, and then click "Submit".  The registration ticket(s) will be discounted accordingly. If you are on a mobile device, you may have to click on the "+" next to "Promotional Code" first.

Can I register more than one participant at a time?
Yes, if you wish to register multiple participants at one time, please be sure to provide individual names and email addresses for each registrant. You can also contact [email protected] for assistance with bulk registrations.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Only one discount code can be used in the same registration transaction. Therefore, separate transactions will need to be made if multiple discount codes need to be applied or if you need to register multiple participants who fall into different categories (e.g., regular registration and discounted registration).