Live Into It: The Carlson School DEI Conference Resources

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We have compiled a collection of resources to enhance your experience at the Live Into It: The Carlson School DEI Conference. You can access the PDF files by clicking on the following links, which will open in a new window.


Welcome Presentation

Jamie Prenkert, Dean of the Carlson School of Management, and Angela Spranger, Senior Diversity Officer at the Center for Inclusive Excellence, deliver a warm welcome presentation, setting the tone for an inspiring and inclusive event.

Faculty Symposium

Carlson School of Management Faculty share current thought leadership in the diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, accessibility and belonging space.

Situations & Solutions

Regional leaders, including John Hardy from Best Buy, Tiffany Orth from Move Minneapolis, Alex Tittle from Be the Match NMDP, and Jazz Hampton from TurnSignl, will engage in a dynamic panel discussion addressing health equity, housing equity, mobility, and educational disparities in the region. Discover actionable insights on influencing these complex issues.

The Business of Community Panel

The past session featured esteemed panelists Dr. Stephanie Burrage (former Chief Equity Officer, State of Minnesota), Andrea Ferstan (former VP of Innovation, Policy, and Research at the Center for Economic Inclusion), Dr. Joe Hobot (former President and CEO of American Indian OIC), and Dr. Mercedes Ramírez Fernández (former VP of Equity & Diversity, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). Moderated by Angela Spranger, former Senior Diversity Officer at Carlson School of Management, the discussion explored the intersection of business and community impact.

Closing Presentation

Closing presentation at the Live Into Conference.