2014 State of the State Conference

"The State of the State" was conceived Seventeen years ago as a way for Ohioans to come together to analyze and discuss how individuals and institutions across our State are reacting to and preparing for changes and challenges in such areas as affirmative action, vendor and contractor set-aside programs, college and university admissions and scholarships, employment practices, and regulatory and legislative initiatives.

"The State of the State" offers an occasion for Ohioans to engage in a statewide conversation about issues of equity, opportunity and diversity. It is designed to be a truly broad and diverse conversation, as representatives from institutions and organizations across the spectrum - education, state and local government, judiciary, health care, business & industry, etc., - are brought together to exchange information, ideas, and strategies.

"The State of the State" - in providing a forum for this timely conversation about the future of equity, opportunity, and diversity in Ohio - will help build bridges and span chasms as we continue to pursue greater inclusion in all facets of our State. Join peers from a wide variety of professions from around the state for a day-long conference focusing on the past, present and future of equality, diversity, and opportunity.



Save the Date for the 19th Annual State of the State Conference hosted the campus of Owens Community College on March 19, 2015
Official Conference Guide (PDF)

Keynote Speakers:

Matt Roloff from TLC's "Little People, Big World" 

Baldemar Velásquez, Co-Founder & President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee


Who Should Attend?

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • EEO Officers
  • Higher Education Professionals
  • College Faculty & Staff
  • K- 12 Education Professionals
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Students
  • Non-Profit Executives
  • Diversity Trainers
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Law Enforcement
  • Attorneys and Legal Professionals
  • Affirmative Action Officers
  • Business Owners
  • Elected & Appointed Officials

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For more information, please contact:
The Office of Multicultural Affairs
Bowling Green State University
318B Math Sciences Building
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: 419-372-2642
Fax: 419-372-2124