Symposium Description

March 7-8, 2024

C-Hub’s Annual Symposium brings together bold ideas and innovative thinkers to explore themes that enhance our ability to engender excellence through inclusion. Each year, we focus on a specific topic (2021: Inclusive Mentoring; 2022: Inclusive Leadership) to invite the broader community to share their work, insights, and practices.

Our 2024 theme, Inclusive Communication, creates a forum for considering the ways in which organizations and individuals can center equity and inclusion to enable maximally effective communication structures and practices to ultimately foster engagement, creativity, and wellbeing. Communication is a two-way process of understanding and being understood. Inclusive communication holds us accountable to our assumptions or biases that may exclude full participation and contribution. We will hear from keynote speakers who have been instrumental in breaking down barriers to fully participatory engagement. They will raise our awareness of what critical voices, data, and representations are erased when information is biased or access to participation is limited. Their work will inspire us to take action in our own roles and environments.

We welcome attendees across Japan and internationally from the university, non-profit, and private sector, including but not limited to faculty, students, administrative staff, researchers, postdocs, and executives.

The Symposium will be conducted in English with Japanese interpretation for keynote speeches.