2020 Annual Conference
March 11 - 14, 2020
InterContinental San Diego Hotel; San Diego, CA
Registration Open!
Call for Proposals Now Open!
Leading with Renewed Activism: Crossing Borders and Bridging Communities

If higher education is to live its values of diversity, equity and inclusion, institutional change must be purposeful, intentional and include the implementation of innovative and high-impact practices that exemplify inclusive excellence. NADOHE’s 14thannual conference will serve as a reminder that social change is achieved through collective action that engages not only our local campus communities, but broader global communities as well. It is not enough to preserve gains that have led to more equitable practices in our systems and structures. We must lead with renewed activism that challenges the current divisive rhetoric and policies that reinforce inequities within our institutions and society.   “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed.” César Chávez.

Registration Information
Early Registration Fee - September 23 - November 14, 2019
Advanced Registration Fee - November 15, 2019 - February 13, 2020
Final Registration Fee - February 14 - March 10, 2020
Onsite Registration Fee - March 11 - 14, 2020

NADOHE Conference Fees if Registering for NADOHE Conference Only (Register here!)
Member - $500 early/$550 advanced/$600 final 
Non-Member - $600 early/$650 advanced/$700 final 
Student - $350 early/$400 advanced/$450 final 
Onsite Registration - Add $50

NADOHE/ACE Conference Fees if Also Registering for ACE Conference* (Register here!)
(Registration for NADOHE conference required first to obtain ACE discount code, to register for the ACE conference on the ACE site.)
Member - $400 early/$440 advanced/$480 final 
Non-Member - $480 early/$520 advanced/$560 final 
Student - $280 early/$320 advanced/$360 final 
Onsite Registration - Add $50

*A 20% savings is realized when registering for both the NADOHE and ACE Conferences! Payment for both ACE and NADOHE must be received within 7 days of registration date for discount to apply.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after February 14, 2020 and no-shows are not eligible for refunds. Refunds will be issued within 45 days. Cancellation requests can be submitted to [email protected]

InterContinental San Diego Hotel

Recently opened, the InterContinental San Diego Hotel brings renewed sophistication to the San Diego waterfront. With an inimitable location overlooking the bay, the InterContinental San Diego Hotel exudes both the liveliness of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods and the soothing embrace of the bay in the form of an exquisite urban retreat. 

InterContinental San Diego Hotel
901 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA, 92101
+1 619-501-9400

Please click on the following reservation link to reserve your room. Click "Book Now" once on the hotel website, and enter your arrival and departure dates. The group code and rate will appear once this information is entered.

NADOHE Conference Rate:
$329 single/double plus applicable taxes

Hotel Cut-off Date:
Friday, February 14, 2020


Preliminary Schedule:

Wednesday, March 11

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Workshops 

Thursday, March 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Conference

Friday, March 13
8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Conference

Saturday, March 14
7:30 am - 12:30 pm, Conference
1:00 - 4:00 pm, Workshop


Conference Workshops

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ($195)
New CDO Workshop - 8:00 am - Noon, PDT
Transitioning to a new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) position is both exciting and challenging.  Forging a path of transformational organizational change with increasing demands from multiple underrepresented groups and limited resources is no easy task. In addition to content expertise, your ability to succeed is dependent on continually increasing your capacity to navigate complexities and maintain an authentic sense of self and an unwavering focus on mission.  This workshop will tackle these realities and provide practical solutions for navigating your early years as a CDO. Hear from seasoned CDOs and NADOHE CDO fellows still relatively early in their careers who can provide valuable insights. During this workshop, you will also have the opportunity to connect with other new CDOs in attendance and explore case studies. You will also learn more about how NADOHE can be a partner on your CDO journey.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ($195)
Strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning Workshop - 1:00 - 5:00 pm, PDT
Advancing DEI in higher education requires more than a combination of words that reflect the mission, vision, values and goals of an institution. Advancing DEI requires a strategy and structure to support the aspirations of colleges and universities to achieve inclusive excellence.  Join your colleagues in learning more about approaches to developing and implementing successful diversity plans that lead to transformational change.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 ($195)
So You Want to Be a CDO Workshop - 1:00 - 4:00 pm, PDT
End the conference by learning from the insights of experienced diversity practitioners and consultants, who will cover a range of relevant CDO competences, including access, governance and strategy development in an extended Ted Talk Style format. Becoming a chief diversity officer in higher education is a far less linear progression than other executive positions in the academy.  CDOs come from all sectors of the higher education institutions, and sometimes from outside of the college or university.  They emanate from the faculty ranks, student affairs offices, unit based diversity officer roles, and equity and human resources positions.  Developing the next generation of CDOs is critically important as more inaugural chief diversity officer positions are created across the county.  The purpose of this session is to ground newer and aspiring CDOs by learning from those who have served in Chief Diversity Officer roles, and those whose efforts has informed the work of Chief Diversity Officers. The presentations will offer insights on what it means to participate in the C-Suite, working at the 30,000-foot level, and capacities are required for success. The session will benefit those seeking a Chief Diversity Officer position, early career CDOs and mid-level CDOs. 




Leading Higher Education Towards Inclusive Excellence