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June 6, 2024 | 8:30am - 12:30pm

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

The Lubbock Chamber Access & Engagement Diversity Summit is an opportunity for professionals to learn about how diversity and inclusion impacts the Lubbock business community.

This event will begin with breakfast featuring a keynote from Javier Joven, Mayor of Odessa, Texas, and break out into informative seminars that cover a variety of diversity related topics throughout the morning.

Schedule of Events

Access and Engagement Diversity Summit: Unleashing Potential Together

Breakfast Keynote: Inclusivity Today: Embracing Access and Unity

Time: 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Javier Joven, Mayor, Odessa, TX

The breakfast keynote will discuss the dynamic landscape of access and inclusion. Attendees will receive practical strategies for integrating best practices into their organizations.

Morning Breakout Sessions

Time: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Inclusive Practices in HR and Recruiting with Adrienne Cozart, Josh Haynes, and Becky Palmer

Discover the dynamic terrain of workplace inclusion and its impact on sourcing and retaining diverse talent. Delve into cutting-edge strategies for employee recruitment, offering insights into both challenges and opportunities. Participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the evolving landscape and actionable best practices for fostering inclusivity in their organizations.

Sponsored by: Citibus

Room: Horizon C

Minority Small Business with Christy Martinez-Garcia, Chris Chambers, and Victor Florez

This session highlights local minority business owners as they share personal stories and strategies to overcome challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Practical insights for navigating the unique landscape of minority entrepreneurship will be provided.

Sponsored by: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Room: Horizon B

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Time: 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

What box should I check? | Navigating Multiracial Identities with Gabe Vitela and Carlos Morales

Speakers will share insights on building a strong identity, handling societal perceptions, and fostering support networks as a multiracial individual. This session explores embracing the beauty of multiracial identity and provides practical tools to navigate unique challenges.

Sponsored by: Pepsi Beverages Company

Room: Horizon B

Navigating Inclusion Realities: Insights from Local Experts with Dr. Jorge Iber, Rawls College of Business

Join us for an exploration of Inclusion in today's context. Led by local experts, this session will dissect the current landscape, analyze emerging trends,

obstacles, and triumphs. Gain valuable perspectives on the evolving dynamics of inclusion and how they impact your organization's journey.

Sponsored & Emcee'd by: The Carlson Law Firm

Room: Horizon C

Special Thanks to Our 2024 Sponsors!

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