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13th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference (MDICAC) 2024

The MDICAC brings together renowned scholars, practitioners, thought leaders and students from the UK and internationally to explore and reflect on research and development in Equality/Equity Diversity, and Inclusion.

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Time: 09:00 - 16:00 BST 

Location: Norcroft Centre, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP, West Yorkshire, UK

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About the conference

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID), University of Bradford is pleased to invite you to the 13th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference (MDICAC2024)

MDICAC is an opportunity to synthesise and apply knowledge and best practice. The conference focuses on exploring the different interventions for advancing equality, with the objective of informing the development of good practice in the effective use of interventions. The MDICAC is designed to challenge and create elements of discomfort to those who are happy with the status quo. It provides an opportunity for participants to engage with the subject in a thought-provoking way.

The Barbara Burford memorial lecture

This memorial lecture offers a platform for honouring the life and legacies of Barbara Burford – an inspirational leader and a lifelong icon, champion of EDI, who inspired change at the national level through her work. 

Call for Abstracts 2024

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID), University of Bradford is delighted to invite abstract submissions for the #MDICAC2024. Presentations at the conference will include:

  • 25 minutes Parallel Sessions,
  • 60 mins Symposia,
  • 60 minutes Workshops and Poster Presentations.

Key dates for submission of abstracts:

Call for abstracts opens: Monday 01 February 2024 

Abstract submission closes: Monday 22 April 2024

Notification of successful applicants: Monday 29 April 2024

MDICAC Conference: Thursday 23 May 2024

Please note the call for abstracts has now ended.

Conference themes 

We have a broad theme for our conference this year, returning to basics to ask ourselves some critical questions about the direction of the EDI travel so far. We want to carry out an assessment to understand the nature and effectiveness of current diversity interventions in private, public and third sector organisations. The Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference 2024 will provide a platform for taking stock and reflecting on the journey so far into developing and implementing diversity interventions.

We invite critical theoretical and/or empirical research including, but not limited to, the questions listed below. This also includes research and good practices from across all disciplines and sectors, encouraging interdisciplinary and non-traditional research and practice on diversity interventions. The scope of the abstracts for the current call may cover private, public, third sector organisations and government policies and interventions.

Read more about the conference themes.

Conference speakers and panellists