Our immersive and collaborative conference encourages people with an interest in diversity and inclusion as well as diversity professionals to break away from the boredom of traditional conferences with a high degree of participation – perfect for those who value networking, interactive workshops, and experiential learning.

Virtual event

The UnConference has been modified for a completely virtual delivery. Attendees will still gain the complete 2020 UnConference content and experience but delivered in a virtual format. UnConference attendees will participate in three (3) 90-minute* highly interactive live online meetings with approximately 30-40 minutes of pre-work before each module. 

*Note: the Module #3 live meeting will be 100 minutes.

Live meetings will involve interactive discussions utilizing online facilitation techniques such as: full group discussions, polls, whiteboard, & breakout groups.

Pre-work will consist of viewing pre-recorded webinar-style presentations plus completing self-reflective activities. All pre-work and activities will be discussed during the live meetings.

This year's theme - Understanding the why behind cultural competence

Clients, communities, and workplaces continue to evolve and become increasingly diverse. It is essential that we become more culturally competent, but that means more than just race or nationality. It is a proxy for how we deal with difference, whatever those differences may be (e.g. age, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, caregiver status).

There is a strong moral imperative and business case for individuals and organizations to become more culturally competent, enabling colleagues to bridge communities and navigate commonalities and differences at work. Cultural competence is also a key trait of inclusive leaders. Cultural competence enables workplaces to broaden their talent pool, and eliminate barriers to the hiring, retention and inclusion of culturally diverse employees and clients.

Event schedule

For more information and registration, click on a session below.

Event pricing

  • Current Employer Partners normally receive four complimentary passes for an UnConference. In order to provide wider access to important knowledge and information on cultural competence, especially during this stressful time, we are waiving the limit of four people per Employer Partner for this virtual UnConference session only. Any employee from a current Employer Partner can register for a Session. Please note that we will do our best to prioritize the participation of those people who signed up for the 2020 UnConferences that were subsequently cancelled due to the current pandemic.
  • Current Individual Practitioners receive a 10 per cent discount on registration. 
  • Registration for non-members, or members of the general public is $500 CAD, plus tax.