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Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference
- Postponed until June 2021

Now Tuesday 22 June 2021
Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford

A Difficult but Necessary Decision

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, University of Bradford have made this difficult decision to postpone the 10th Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference (MDICAC) 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic until Tuesday 22 June 2021

As one of the key events in the University calendar, providing an international, inter- and intra-disciplinary platform for learning, networking, and exchange of ideas in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work and service delivery, postponing the 2020 MDICAC was no easy choice. This will be the first year since 2010 that the conference has been postponed.

Whilst we were looking forward to welcoming our #MDICAC2020 delegates to mark the 10th anniversary of the conference, we understand the severity of the current situation and have made this difficult but necessary decision in light of the physical distancing measures and overall public wellbeing. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.

We would like to thank everyone who have been part of the conference over the years and to share with you in due course the programme of activities planned to mark the 10th anniversary. Please save the new date in your diaries and check this page for further updates.

We wish you all the best in these challenging times and look forward to welcoming everyone in June 2021.


2019 Conference hosts

Key speakers (2019)

Speakers (2019)

Key date

  • 2021 Conference - Tuesday 22 June 2021

Conference subthemes - 10th MDICAC, 2021

Diversity, media and contemporary issues - The media role in perpetuating stereotypes on diversity.

Practising diversity and recognising inclusion - Clients, customers, and service users similarly represent an increasingly diverse community. Abstracts are sought which consider the development of good practice designed to meet the need of our diverse communities whilst concurrently promoting an inclusive approach.

Challenges in diversity - The field of diversity is plagued with several challenges such as policy flaws, religious beliefs, cultural practices and societal construction of several arbitrary norms. Abstracts are sought which share interventions focused on addressing these challenges.

Leveraging diversity: Success stories raising awareness on diversity from the front line - Abstracts are sought which share interventions and or programs which leverage the recognition of diversity as a unique selling point.

About the Conference

With contributions from a wide range of eminent national and international speakers, this popular conference organised by the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity will feature the latest research and development and the synthesis and application of knowledge.

The conference focuses on exploring the varying interventions aimed at advancing equality, with the objective of informing the development of good practice in the effective use of diversity interventions in organisations.   

The conference also provides a platform for the Barbara Burford annual memorial lecture. A lifelong champion of equality and diversity, Barbara inspired national level change through her work.

Participative, challenging and thought provoking - this conference is designed to provide an international, inter- and intra- disciplinary platform for exchange of ideas in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work and service delivery. 

Who is the conference for?

Attendees represent a cross section of staff including researchers, equality and diversity leads and practitioners from public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations, chief executives, HR/workforce directors and personnel. Service users and students are also regular attendees.

Why attend?

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest research on equality and diversity interventions nationally and globally

  • Debate the policy context of diversity interventions in employment and service delivery in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the drivers, critical success factors and obstacles to effective application of diversity interventions across the whole employment cycle

  • Meet and network with those committed to researching and advancing equality and diversity policy and practice

Contact us

Centre for Inclusion and Diversity
Richmond Building, University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire