Our annual Diversity Symposium attracts some of the nation’s foremost experts in the areas of culturally competent care, diversity research, supplier diversity, multicultural marketing, workplace inclusion, strategic diversity management and other leading-edge diversity disciplines. This learning forum helps support Atrium Health’s mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – FOR ALL.


The 2019 Diversity Symposium

May 22, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | The Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC

Registration Has Reached Capacity, but the Waitlist is Open

We are excited to welcome our largest Diversity Symposium attendance in history. If you missed your chance to register, you can visit the Event Registration site to put your name on the waitlist.

If you are not able to attend the event, feel free to follow the action in the Diversity & Inclusion Yammer group and Twitter during the Diversity Symposium on May 22. Join the discussion by using #DISymp in your Yammer and Twitter posts.

Event Registration


IMPORTANT NOTE: Parking is extremely limited for this event, and we will be providing shuttle services from several Atrium Health facilities. We strongly encourage attendees to park at one of the facilities listed and take the free shuttle to the Diversity Symposium. The free shuttle will then take you back to your parking location after the event. If you do not take a shuttle, please plan to use other means of transportation, like the Charlotte light rail system or a ride share app.

Parking locations for the free shuttle:

  • Airport Center: Building P near the pond fountain; Departure at 7:30 a.m.
  • Carolinas Medical Center: Lot A; Departure at 7:30 a.m.
  • CHS NorthEast: NE Clinical Services Building; Departure at 7:00 a.m.
  • Atrium Health Pineville: Lot G across from the Maternity Unit; Departure at 7:00 a.m.
  • Atrium Health University City: Discharge Entrance; Departure at 7:15 a.m.

All shuttles will return attendees to their parking locations after the Diversity Symposium. All shuttles will depart from the Convention Center at 2:45 p.m.

If you miss the shuttle to or from the Diversity Symposium, you will be responsible to getting to your destination (we recommend using a ride share app like Lyft or Uber).


2019 Diversity Symposium Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.  Corporate Greetings
  Opening Keynote: David R. Williams, PhD
  Breakout Session #1 (View Room Numbers)
  Breakout Session #2 (View Room Numbers)
12:30 p.m. Luncheon
  Closing Keynote: Richard Lui
2:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks


Credit Hours for Physicians

We are proud to announce that credit hours are available for this program, made possible through partnership with Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Credit is approved for the following:

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 0.38 CEUs/3.75 Contact hours

Accreditation statement

Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit statement

The Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ACHE Qualified Education Credit

The Charlotte AHEC is authorized to award 3.8 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select “My Education Credit” to log hours earned.