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JMU 2022 Diversity Conference
The Journey towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Festival Student and Conference Center

Registration is now open for the 2022 Diversity Conference

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Conference Schedule   

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  Check-in and Morning Refreshments

Outer Reception Area and Grand Ballroom

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks                

Grand Ballroom

9:00 – 10:15 a.mSession 1 – See below for titles and links to descriptions

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session 2 – See below for titles and links to descriptions

12:00 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Program

Grand Ballroom

Program and Recognition of Diversity Programs        

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Session 3 – See below for titles and links to descriptions                                 

Session Titles and Links to Session Descriptions

Sessions will be held in various locations throughout the Festival Center and Rose Library. Click on session title for a description of the session and presenter information.

Session 1: 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Session 2: 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Session 3: 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Conference Site Map and Parking

Festival Conference Center Floor Plan: Please use the Diversity Conference Site Map (PDF)

Parking Information:

JMU faculty, staff, and students are required to park in appropriate parking lots with a JMU parking permit. All regulations will remain in effect while attending the conference. For your convenience, here is the Inner Campus Shuttle schedule.

Campus visitors are directed to park in Ballard Parking Deck (see JMU Campus Map) between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on March 23, 2022. No parking permits will be necessary. Note that regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and guests may receive parking citations if parked in restricted lots. Guests are prohibited from parking in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, accessible spaces without proper permit, or expired timed spaces. They are also prohibited from parking in Fire Lanes.

Access and Accommodations

Building Accessibility: Both Festival Conference Center and Rose Library are accessible with automatic doors, elevators between floors, and accessible and gender-neutral restrooms. For more information on building accessibility, please visit their respective pages: Festival Conference Center, Rose Library.

Accessible Parking: Accessible parking is available in D3 lot (2 van, 8 total accessible spaces), C12 lot (4 van, 12 total accessible spaces) and the Alumni Drive lot adjacent to the Leeolou Alumni Center (1 van, 5 total accessible spaces). If using Alumni Drive lot, enter Festival Center via connection in the Leeolou Alumni Center. Proper accessible permits are required, no JMU permit is required. See JMU Campus map for lot locations.

Dietary: The lunch buffet has been selected to accommodate common dietary restrictions. Items will be clearly labeled to designate them as made-without-gluten, vegetarian or vegan. JMU Special Events Catering is managed by Aramark. Aramark relies on our vendors' allergy warnings and listings. Because we operate a commercial kitchen where ingredient substitutions, recipe revisions and cross-contact with allergens is possible, Aramark cannot guarantee that any food item will be completely free of allergens. If medically necessary, meals made without gluten or made without dairy can be prepared and packaged separately. To request a packaged meal please email Kim Moubray.

Lactation Space: Festival Room 2016 has been designated as a private lactation space for the duration of the conference. To access the room please go to Festival Events Services (Room 2010 or 2001) for a key on the day of the conference.

Accommodations:  The Diversity Conference Committee makes every effort to ensure the conference is welcoming and accessible for all presenters and attendees to engage fully. To request an accommodation not listed above, please contact Lisa Hess at least two weeks in advance.  In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Lunchtime Program

During lunch we invite you to enjoy time with fellow conference attendees to share and connect with one another. We will also recognize recipients of several JMU diversity programs.  

Non-JMU Guests

Please register using the provided registration link on this page. You will be prompted to register as a guest on the registration form.

Campus visitors are directed to park in Ballard Parking Deck (see JMU Campus Map) between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on March 23, 2022. No parking permits will be necessary. Note that regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and guests may receive parking citations if parked in restricted lots. Guests are prohibited from parking in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, accessible spaces without proper permit, or expired timed spaces. They are also prohibited from parking in Fire Lanes.

Walk-In Policy

All conference attendees are highly encouraged to register using the link on this page. Space is limited and sessions will fill up. Walk-in registration will be allowed starting at 8:00 a.m. Session availability cannot be guaranteed.

Inclement Weather Policy

If JMU is closed - Conference will be cancelled.

If JMU opens one hour late - Conference schedule will be:

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Check-In and Morning Refreshments

9:35 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Session 1

11:10 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. Session 2

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:10 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Session 3

If JMU opens two hours late - Conference Schedule will be:

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Check-In and Morning Refreshments

10:35 a.m.  – 10:50 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session 1 Cancelled

11:00 a.m. – 12:10 a.m. Session 2

12:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Session 3

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