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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We are excited to welcome you to the 2022 UW–Madison Diversity Forum on Nov. 14 & 15. Below are answers to some common questions, whether you plan to attend in person at Union South or participate online. Please email events@cdo.wisc.edu with any questions not covered below.

General Questions

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What time does the conference start?

The conference program will begin at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. We will serve breakfast starting at 8 a.m. on both days.

Where can I find the schedule?

You can find the schedule with session descriptions, locations, times and speakers on our Agenda page.

My plans have changed, how can I update my registration?

To help ensure that all our in-person attendees have an excellent experience, please fill out this form if any of the following apply to you:

  • Your plans have changed and you will not attend in-person
  • You have dietary restrictions or allergies
  • You need an accommodation to take part in the conference

Will video recordings be available after the conference?

Yes, we will make video replays available for all conference sessions after the Diversity Forum concludes. Corrected captions for the session videos may take a week or longer to be available.

For In Person Attendees

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Where do I go?

The conference will convene in Varsity Hall on the second floor of Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison. View a floor map of Union South (PDF).

How do I get to Union South?

Here’s a guide for how to get to Union South and where to find parking. Coming from out of town? Explore our campus and Madison, Wisconsin, while you’re here.

Where do I check in?

Please pick up your name tag at the registration table outside Varsity Hall on the second floor of Union South.

Will there be food at the conference?

Yes, we will provide breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks for in-person attendees on both days of the conference. We will have limited options for vegan/vegetarian, gluten free and other dietary restrictions. Please email us at events@cdo.wisc.edu with specific dietary questions or concerns.

Will there be live captions for in-person attendees?

Yes, we will display live CART captions for all sessions that take place in Varsity Hall. You can access live captions for breakout sessions in the Marquee Theater and Northwoods Room on your smartphone or laptop. Links to view CART captions for all sessions will be available on the session pages once the conference begins.

Will Tiya Miles sign my book?

Yes, our keynote speaker Dr. Tiya Miles will greet attendees and sign books from 10:45 to 11 a.m. We will give out free copies of her latest book, “All That She Carried,” to the first 100 in-person attendees to check in starting at 8 a.m.

Is space available for breastfeeding?

Yes, a private lactation room is available upon request. Email events@cdo.wisc.edu to inquire or ask an event volunteer during the conference.

I registered for the Public History Project Reception on day one. How do I get there?

Due to limited space, you must have pre-registered to attend the Public History Project Reception from 4:30 – 7 p.m. on day one.

The Chazen Museum of Art is located at 750 University Ave., which is about a half-mile walk from Union South. We will have a free charter bus on Dayton Street outside Union South to take registrants to the Chazen Museum for those who want a ride. The bus will make one trip at 4:15 p.m. and another trip after it drops off the first group at the Chazen.

For Virtual Attendees

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How do I participate in the sessions?

Interactive video players for all live sessions will appear on the pages for each session on the Agenda on the morning the conference begins. You do not need separate links to participate. The video players will include a Q&A box for sending your questions for the speakers.

Will there be live captions?

Yes, all sessions will have live CART captions for attendees. Links to view the live captions will appear with the video players on the session pages once the conference begins. Please email events@cdo.wisc.edu with any questions or accommodation requests.

What are the technology requirements to participate virtually?

To participate in the virtual conference live, please ensure that your device meets the following technical requirements:

  • System requirements: Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Supported desktop browsers: Google Chrome 45+, Mozilla Firefox 49+, Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 15+
  • Supported mobile browsers: Chrome 45+, Safari 10+ (iOS)
  • Internet connection: Minimum 10 Mbps download speed is recommended. You can check your connection at speedtest.net.
  • Please see Microsoft’s statement regarding Internet Explorer support