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

Date and time
Thursday 23 May 2024, 09:00 BST to 17:00 BST
Attendance and participation
This is an in-person event.
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About this in-person event

The Making Diversity Interventions Count Annual Conference (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.

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 conference 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 line up for this year's conference is:  

Dave Harris - Conference Chair

Director of People, Culture & Wellbeing People and Culture, University of Bradford

Prof Udy Archibong – Conference Host

Pro Vice Chancellor, EDI, University of Bradford

Prof Shirley Congdon

Vice Chancellor, University of Bradford



Claire Holmes

People Director, West Yorkshire Police

Julie Dennis

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ACAS


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. This year it will be delivered by Dr Shaid Mahmood, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), Durham University.

See more event details here. 

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