An evolution of UVM's Blackboard Jungle, the Inclusive Excellence Symposium (IES) supports UVM faculty, staff, and all others seeking to develop skills, knowledge, and a deeper understanding of diversity that supports excellence in teaching, service, and research. The symposium sessions are dedicated to creating “open spaces” where all members of our community can participate in authentic dialogue, valued reflection, and expanded learning to promote inclusive excellence for all.

Thank you to all our attendees, presenters, collaborators, and supporters.

Complete the 2022 Symposium Evaluation

The Inclusive Excellence Symposium | March 28 - April 1, 2022

The 2022 IES explores the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion and sustainability through a mix of in-person and hybrid events. UVM's Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is pleased to partner with the Office of Sustainability to bring you programming from Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1st, culminating with two outstanding keynotes:

The Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant Keynote | March 31st at 4:00 PM
Reclaiming Community with Majora Carter, American urban revitalization strategist, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster.

Friday Morning Keynote | April 1st at 9:00 AM
Empowering Communities Using Renewable Energy with Cody Two Bears, Co-Creator of Indigenized Energy Initiative and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.