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2020 NCAA Inclusion Forum

April 17-19, Denver at the Hilton Denver City Center

The 2020 NCAA Inclusion Forum will be held April 17-19 at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver. For questions or inquiries about the 2020 NCAA Inclusion Forum, please contact Jean Merrill ( and Amy Wilson (

2019 NCAA Inclusion Forum recap

More than 530 higher education and intercollegiate athletics leaders and student-athletes joined the NCAA office of inclusion in Atlanta at the Omni at CNN Center for the 2019 NCAA Inclusion Forum April 26-28. With a theme of “Dreaming Out Loud: Transforming Passion to Action,” this eighth annual gathering provided dynamic programming, engaging dialogue and practical takeaways to empower participants’ efforts on equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives on their campuses.

Inclusion Forum programming centered 23 student-athletes and more than 55 athletics administrators, higher education professionals and industry leaders as presenters on a broad range of topics related to policy, research and best practices that support international student-athletes, LGBTQ student-athletes and administrators, racial and ethnic minorities, student-athletes with disabilities and women.

  • To view the 2019 NCAA Inclusion Forum program booklet, please click here
  • To view the 2019 NCAA Inclusion Forum agenda, please click here.

Featured 2019 Inclusion Forum presenters included:

  • Lenora Billings-Harris, co-author of “Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity.”
  • Derek Greenfield, co-editor of “Exploring Issues of Diversity within HBCUs” and co-founder of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation.
  • Rayana Jay, R&B/soul singer-songwriter
  • Chris Norton, founder of the Chris Norton Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with spinal cord and neuromuscular disabilities.
  • LaChina Robinson, college basketball and WNBA analyst/reporter for ESPN, founder of Stretch Beyond and co-founder of Rising Media Stars.

In addition, the 2019 Inclusion Forum featured a special welcome reception at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a museum dedicated to the achievements of the American civil rights movement and the broader human rights movement worldwide.

Established in 2007, the Center presents opportunities for guests to discuss and explore the fundamental rights of all human beings while learning about and reflecting on the civil rights movement, ideally leaving inspired and empowered to join the conversation in their own communities on campus and across the membership.