Bienvenidos. Welcome.

I am grateful to partner with you as we Lift Off for our inaugural Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Leadership Summit at the University of Rochester. The Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion strives to curate intentional, outcome-driven efforts and the summit provides a great opportunity for our collective EDI efforts.

Our connection at the leadership summit sparks the beginning of building inclusive, collaborative spaces for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members from various surrounding communities for transformative change. 

Let’s lead, connect, and transform together, so register today! I look forward to seeing you in-person or in the virtual space. Lift Off!

En Solidaridad, 

Dr. Mercedes Ramírez Fernández
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer

About The Event...

The equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) leadership summit is a gathering of EDI leaders and practitioners to collaborate, learn, and engage around strategies, implementation, and application of bringing together diverse voices committed to transformative environments.

The inaugural leadership summit, Lift Off: Lead. Connect. Transform., aims to inspire and encourage EDI leaders and practitioners. Lift Off will motivate its attendees to understand the nuances of leading EDI in their respective spaces; forming new connections and reconnecting with professional networks, and equipping attendees with the skills to transform systems and practices from a model of diversity or equity and inclusion as an isolated initiative to equity and inclusion as a catalyst for institutional and organizational excellence.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's event.  You have the option to attend in person or virtually.  Click the "Begin Registration" button to register for this exciting event!