The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity and Equity

Friday, October 20, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (CDT)


Listen to internationally acclaimed opening keynote speaker Soledad O’Brien and attend several breakout sessions throughout the day to learn and gain resources for your organization. Connect with others to build a more inclusive community and personal network.

Disrupt barriers by recognizing and addressing organizational inequities so individuals can show up in multiple ways.

Dismantle old narratives to foster a culture of psychological safety and empowerment to widen organizational perspectives.

Discover ways we can all hold ourselves accountable to make sustainable systematic changes.

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Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 7, 2023. 

Ticket Options: 

  • Single Ticket: $250
    Includes one (1) all-day conference ticket in open seating.
  • Student Ticket: $125
    Includes one (1) all-day conference ticket in open seating. Limited number of tickets available. Must use a valid student email to register.
  • Group Package: $1,200
    Includes five (5) all-day conference tickets seated at a reserved table (with another group).
  • Corporate Sponsor$3,000
    Includes ten (10) all-day conference tickets* seated at a reserved table, your company name listed on the event landing page and visual recognition at the event.
    *$100 of each ticket is for goods and services, the remaining balance is considered a charitable deduction. This applies only to sponsorships.

Pre-Conference Professional Development Session Add-On: $125
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, from 1 - 4:30 p.m.

The Playbook for the Pushback

 DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) practitioners are navigating changing attitudes toward “social justice” initiatives. This waning support has led to various challenges and targeted attacks on educational curricula, hiring policies, and programming related to racial justice and LGTBQ+ inclusion. It is paramount that practitioners, corporations and organizations be prepared for this pushback. Creighton University’s Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce are pleased to bring you “The Playbook for the Pushback."

This add-on option can only be added to a participant's registration (sponsor, group or individual ticket purchases). You must purchase a ticket to The Conference to attend this session.

Reservations are due Thursday, Oct. 12 at 11:59 p.m. No refunds or cancellations will be granted after this date.

All attendees must be registered using their primary email address to ensure each individual receives access to the mobile app and conference communications.

We are committed to making The Conference inclusive and accessible to all attendees. We kindly ask participants to notify us of any accessibility accommodation requests they may require for The Conference. To ensure we can adequately address these needs, please submit your accommodation requests during the registration process and no later than Monday, Oct. 9.

Public Transit

Traveling to the CHI Health Center by public transit? A variety of routes can get you there:

  • Coming from West Omaha? Use our free Park + Ride lot at Westroads (102nd & Nicholas) and catch ORBT. The buses come every 10 minutes! Get off the bus at 10th & Douglas for a quick walk down 10th Street to CHI.
  • Coming from South Omaha? Route 13 can get you to 13th & Cass - just walk over to 10th Street. Route 13 buses arrive every 15 minutes.
  • Coming from North Omaha? Route 18 drops off at 11th & Farnam - you'll just need to take Farnam to 10th, and then north to CHI.

Riders can plan their trip using MyRide OMA, which is available as a smartphone app or as a website - just enter your starting point and destination, and then follow the directions. Buses can even be tracked in real-time! Find details for fares and more at

The Greater Omaha Chamber and MECA have taken enhanced health and safety measures. Help keep each other healthy and stay home if you are not well, and follow all posted instructions on the day of the event. 

By registering for and attending this event, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and will not hold the Chamber or MECA in any way responsible for any consequences related to such exposure. 

Sponsorship Opportunities
This event is made possible by the generous contributions of several organizations. We appreciate their support. 

Interested in being a sponsor? Explore our Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Anne Branigan with questions.

Thank you to our current sponsors:

Code Lead Partner

Inclusive Visionary

CODE Champion

Advocacy & Allyship Scholarship Sponsors 



Professional Development Partners


Official Airline Sponsor



Reception Partner

Accessibility Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

Aflac - Marcie Hunt
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Edward Jones - Kara O’Connor & Matt Hooker
Farm Credit Services of America
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
Investors Realty
Lindsay Corporation
Medical Solutions
Nebraska Medicine
Northern Natural Gas Company
Turner Construction Company
University of Nebraska Medical Center

CHI Health Center Omaha
455 N. 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68102
Event Contact
Jennifer Walcutt
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Friday, October 20, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (CDT)

Event Details
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