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Collaborators for Change: Ideas into Practice


2015 Theme: Ideas into Practice

Last year’s Collaborators for Change diversity summit presented best practices in diversity and inclusion to members of our campus’s diversity councils and commissions. This year we want to focus on how to turn these concepts and ideas into practice in our work and daily experiences. To that end, this year’s Collaborators for Change theme is “Ideas into Practice.”

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Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis and is limited to 200 participants. Please note this summit is intended for UT Knoxville faculty and staff only.

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The second annual Collaborators for Change summit will be held Friday, September 25, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The summit will begin with breakfast and the keynote at the McClung Museum for Natural History and Culture and conclude with a luncheon at the Neyland Stadium Tennessee Terrace.

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Session Descriptions

Presenters and session descriptions for our keynote and concurrent sessions are now available.

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Keynote Speaker


Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
Our 2015 Keynote Speaker is Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., executive director of The Privilege Institute and the founder and program director of The While Privilege Conference.

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in the world of academia, business, diversity, and community service. In 1996, Dr. Moore started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings/workshops for K-12 schools, community organizations, businesses and colleges/universities all across the nation/world.

Dr. Moore has presented at national/international conferences focusing on issues of diversity, youth, community, education, cultural competency, leadership, white privilege and other forms of oppression. He is a dynamic, personal diversity consultant and public speaker. His presentations are interactive, fun, challenging, informative and practical. While doing all of this, he serves as the Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Moore received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa.

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