Calendar of Recommended Multicultural and Diversity Events

Featured Events

February 13, 2019
Free Webinar: Best Practices from the Canadian Multicultural Market: What U.S. brand marketers Can Learn, Feb 13, 2PM EST

With 1 in 5 Canadians being foreign born and over 1 million new immigrants coming to the country every few years, this demographic shift is transforming how Canadian companies think about and manage brands, businesses and communities as "multicultural" becomes "the new mainstream." For a look at Canada for inspiration for what U.S. brand marketers can be doing, join this webinar on Feb 13 at 2PM EST to learn from Canadian Multicultural Marketing industry veteran, Bobby Sahni, Partner and co-founder of Toronto-based Ethnicity Matters and Lisa Spira, Director, Research and Product Development, Ethnic Technologies as they share perspectives, perceptions and experiences from brand work in Canada. While, based on the numbers, multicultural marketing in the U.S. is Hispanic and African American market focused, this discussion will highlight the Asian market opportunity, particularly the South Asian and Chinese markets, in Canada, with insights applicable to U.S. marketers. During the webinar expect to see examples of what Canadian companies are doing to engage this audience, and the importance of establishing a benchmark before making an investment, with success stories from Ethnicity Matters and E-Tech from Ethnic Technologies. To rsvp or more information, email Lisa Skriloff, MMR, lisa@multicultural.com


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March 25-26, 2019
2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference

The 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference is “where diversity and inclusion intersects with academic and corporate strategies.” Hosted by The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), PHL Diversity (a business development division of PHLCVB) in partnership with Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Lodging Media, the conference will take place on March 25th & 26th at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Philadelphia. This is an education summit designed for CEOs, corporate leaders, chief diversity officers and government officials to exchange insights and concepts about diversity and inclusion best practices across multiple industries. It also serves as a resource for executives, organizations, administrators and academics seeking new innovative, forward-thinking diversity, equity, and inclusion approaches. The two-day agenda includes a City Mayors Roundtable; opening remarks by Justin Nelson, co-founder and president of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC); and closing remarks from Wade Davis, former NFL player. Unique to the conference is the academic Think Tank focusing on educational design, barriers and disparities on university campuses. Learn more at diphilly.com.



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May 17, 2019
Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch (EEL) and Latina Entrepreneur of the Month Awards

Latinas in Business Inc. is turning five and like a 5-year old, we are jumping high and running far with our Latinas in Business 2019 Schedule!
Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch (EEL) and Latina Entrepreneur of the Month Awards (New Jersey) - May 17, 2019 - 9am to 2pm Workshops at the Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch (EEL) are based on "peer-to-peer" knowledge sharing. Successful Latina entrepreneurs are invited to speak about their journeys, obstacles and barriers they overcame, and how they achieved success. Experts are also invited to provide information that helps build a solid foundation for attendees' businesses. Open to all small businesses regardless of gender, race or background. 
5th Annual Latina SmallBiz Expo & Pitch your Business Competition (NYC)-November 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
The Latina SmallBiz Expo is an annual celebration of the economic power of Latinas and other minority women entrepreneurs featuring Product Demonstrations, Makeup and Hair Makeovers, Latino Food and Beverages Sampling, Giveaways, and Door Prizes. The Pitch Your Business Competition has become its signature feature, attracting strong and established Latina small businesses for an opportunity to win a cash prize, and be promoted in media and social media. See here 2017 and 2018. For more information or to receive a sponsorship package for both events, contact Susana G Baumann, President and CEO, Susana@latinasinbusiness.us.


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June 6, 2019
The AAF’s 2019 Mosaic Awards

Join the American Advertising Foundation (AAF) in recognizing and celebrating inclusive and innovative marketing campaigns, media content, company initiatives and champions of diversity.  Your participation will assist in honoring those change agents who create content and work environments that better reflect today’s multicultural landscape.  To learn more about making a meaningful impact in supporting the 2019 Mosaic Awards, please visit www.aaf.org/mosaicawards.


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June 20, 2019
Community Marketing & Insights 12th Annual LGBTQ Marketing & Advertising Symposium @ Google

Don't miss this comprehensive research, advertising, marketing and communications forum, helping you better understand and serve LGBTQ consumers. Audience: Marketing, advertising, PR and communications professionals across all industries, who want to successfully reach diverse LGBTQ communities, and initiate or update effective strategies. Perfect for LGBTQ market newbies and veterans alike! Mark your calendar: Registration opens on January 7, 2019 and is limited to 150 participants. Information: https://communitymarketinginc.com/lgbt-marketing-advertising-symposium/ Download the free 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey report.


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July 9-10, 2019
Working Mother 2019 Multicultural Women's National Conference

Don't miss the Multicultural Women's National Conference where women from various industries come together to engage in courageous conversations to explore the intersections of race, gender, and culture in the workplace. This two-day national conference motivates attendees to race forward in the pursuit of higher cross-cultural understanding, attracts hundreds of from major corporations, and honors the Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Click here for updated information about this event and all of Working Mother Media's 2019 conferences.


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July 24 - 26, 2019
ColorComm's 6th Annual Conference

ColorComm, Inc., the nation's leading women's platform addressing diversity and inclusion from across the communications, marketing, media, and advertising industries, will return to Miami, Florida for its 6th annual conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, July 24, 2019 -July 26, 2019. Ann Curry, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, will serve as the keynote speaker of ColorComm's Annual Conference. Visit www.colorcommconference.com for more information.


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MMR compiles a comprehensive listing of multicultural marketing and diversity focused professional conferences and events worldwide, as well as consumer events with a multicultural audience available for sponsorship. Do you have an event that should be listed ? Learn more here http://multicultural.com/calendar/add_event or email lisa@multicultural.com.

Upcoming Events in 2019

January 24, 2019
January Panel - Getting Past the Gatekeepers: Opening the Doors for Greater Diversity in Theater

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), New York, NY
https://truonline.org/events/getting-past-the-gatekeepers/
TRUStaff1@gmail.com

February 13, 2019
Free Webinar: Best Practices from the Canadian Multicultural Market: What U.S. brand marketers Can Learn, Feb 13, 2PM EST

Ethnic Technologies and Ethnicity Multicultural Marketing + Advertising, ,

lisa@multicultural.com

March 25-26, 2019
2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Philadelphia, PA
http://diphilly.com

May 15-16, 2019
Asia Society Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit: Powering Global Businesses

Asia Society, New York, NY
https://asiasociety.org/global-talent-initiatives
dreid@asiasociety.org

May 17, 2019
Latinas in Business Inc. Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch (EEL) and Latina Entrepreneur of the Month Awards

Latinas in Business Inc., , NJ
https://latinasinbusiness.us
Susana@latinasinbusiness.us

May 22-23, 2019
3AF 2019 Asian Marketing Summit

3AF, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.3af.org

June 6, 2019
The AAF’s 2019 Mosaic Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF), Hollywood, FL
http://www.aaf.org/mosaicawards

June 11-12, 2019
2019 CMC Annual Conference

The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing, Dallas, TX
http://www.culturemarketingcouncil.org

June 20, 2019
Community Marketing & Insights 12th Annual LGBTQ Marketing & Advertising Symposium @ Google

Community Marketing & Insights, New York, NY
https://communitymarketinginc.com/lgbt-marketing-advertising-symposium/

July 9-10, 2019
Working Mother 2019 Multicultural Women's National Conference

Working Mother Media, New York, NY
https://www.workingmother.com/conferences

July 24 - 26, 2019
ColorComm's 6th Annual Conference

ColorComm Media Group, Miami, FL
http://www.colorcommconference.com/

Nov 3-5, 2019
20th Annual LGBTQ Tourism Forum @ Vdara Las Vegas

Community Marketing & Insights, Las Vegas, NV
https://communitymarketinginc.com/lgbtq-learn/

November 7, 2019
Latinas in Business Inc. 5th Annual Latina SmallBiz Expo & Pitch your Business Competition

Latinas in Business Inc., New York, NY
https://latinasinbusiness.us
Susana@latinasinbusiness.us

November 6-9, 2019
2019 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference

ANA, San Diego, CA
https://www.ana.net/conference/show/id/MCC-NOV19


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If you would like to learn about other events not listed here, please send an email to lisa@multicultural.com with your specific information request.