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2017 WCTF Conference Schedule

7:00-8:30 am

Conference Check-in, Continental Breakfast

(Michigan League - Concourse Level)

Vendor Showcase

(Michigan League - Main Level)

8:30-10:30 am

Keynote Session w/ Jane Elliott and Roland S. Martin
Moderated by Robin Means Coleman, Ph.D.

Please note that registration for the keynote is included as part of your conference registration!

(Hill Auditorium)

10:30 amBreak

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Morning Workshop Sessions
Including a special workshop by Jane Elliott!

(MLB (floor maps) & League)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Vendor Showcase (Michigan League - Main Level)

Networking L
(Michigan League Ballroom, Vandenberg Room & Hussey Room)

Seated by job category and/or affinity group: 

1. Academic Administration & Student Services - Gold
2. Communications, Hospitality, Libraries Marketing, & The Arts - Pink
3. Development, Finance, HR, Legal, Procurement, & Shared Services - Evergreen
4. DPSS, Environmental Safety, Facilities, Grounds, Transportation & Plant Ops - Red
5. Health Care, Hospital Administration, Patient Services, & Medical School - Navy
6. Engineering, ITS, Instructional Services, & Research Administration - Grey
7. Presenters / Open Seating - Burgundy
8. Conference Sponsors - White

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshop Sessions
Including a special workshop by Roland S. Martin

MLB (floor maps) & League) 

3:30 - 5:00 pm

35th Anniversary Celebration
Meet & Greet the Keynote Speakers, Jane Elliott & Roland S. Martin (Michigan League Vandenberg)
Cake & Punch with Dancing (Michigan League Ballroom)
Reflection & Networking (Michigan League Hussey)
(Michigan League Ballroom, Vandenberg Room & Hussey Room)


All U-M staff, faculty, students and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are invited to attend this inclusive professional development event.

For additional information or inquiries regarding the annual WCTF career conference, please contact  the CEW office at 734-764-6005, or via email at 

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Use hashtag: #WCTF2017

Thank you for your continued support of the Women of Color Task Force, and the U-M CEW!


CEW extends special thanks to TIAA, our Platinum Plus corporate sponsor for its generous support of the Women of Color Task Force Conference.