Diversity Conference

Sept. 28 & 29, 2023

Weber State University's 25th Annual Diversity Conference has a legacy of celebrating and promoting diversity in language, thought, experiences, ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds. This year we are pleased to share how we all can Celebrate Neurodiversity.

We believe differences in learning and behaviors can strengthen our community, help us make better decisions, and foster inclusion for all.
Neurodiversity describes the ways people interact with and experience the world around them.

Discover how creating neurodiverse inclusive environments benefits everyone!

Time Howard

Keynote Speaker: Tim Howard

Friday, September 29  |  9:30 a.m.  |  Shepherd Union Ballrooms

The keynote will feature Tim Howard, US Soccer & Premier League legend and current NBC Premier League Analyst.

He will be interviewed by Tim Crompton from WSU Athletics and Stacy Bernal of Awesome Autistic Ogden.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers play a vital role in helping us host and manage our conference each year. Sign-up below to volunteer at this year's conference.

Volunteer Sign-up


Sept. 28: WSU Davis Campus, Stewart Center Ballrooms

Join us as we celebrate Neurodiversity by hosting a panel discussion debunking myths and stereotypes. Participants will enjoy light refreshments and gain an understanding that there is no one “right” way of thinking, learning, understanding or behaving that works for everyone in our society.

Time Activity Title
6:00 p.m. Appetizers & Social
6:30 p.m.

Faculty & Student Panel: Neurodiversity on Campus

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Tim Howard Intro
  • Neurodiversity Panel
*Parking is free at WSU Davis Campus after 4 p.m. 


Sept. 29: WSU Ogden Campus, Shepherd Union Ballrooms

Time Activity Title
9:00 a.m. Light Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m An Interview with Tim Howard, US Soccer & Premier League legend and NBC Premier League Analyst
10:40 a.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 1- Choose one below

11:40 a.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 2 - Choose one below

12:40 p.m.

Breakout Sessions - Round 3 - Choose one below

*Free parking is available on the WSU Ogden Campus by parking at Dee Events Center and taking the Park n' Ride to campus.
*Find Park n' Ride times and locations here: Campus Shuttles & Intercampus Lyft Service.

ASL & Closed Captioning provided.
For more information or to request accommodations in relation to a disability, contact Amy Vidmar at amyvidmar@weber.edu.

Break out sessions

10:40 a.m. - Round 1


11:40 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. - Round 2


12:40 - 1:35 p.m. - Round 3

Davis Technical College
WSU Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Hill Air Force Base
Ogden Diversity Commision
Ogden-Weber Technical College
Awesome Autistic Ogden