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Diversity Events Calendar

Each month tab contains a list of national diversity events. This is not an all-inclusive list of diversity events and inclusion in the calendar does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard. Those who wish to submit an event for inclusion in this calendar may submit their request to the Diversity Outreach Manager at HQS-SMB-CG127-Conferences@uscg.mil


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11-13 February 2021

Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference
Washington, DC

The Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference provides opportunities to acquire and retain talent, to learn, and network among the best and brightest technology minds in the country. Since 1996, the conference has served as an invaluable tool to recognize the outstanding achievements of African-Americas in STEM fields across America.



23-27 February 2021

2021 The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament
Baltimore, MD

The CIAA is based in Charlotte, NC and is one of America’s oldest athletic conferences. Founded in 1912, the conference is home to 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and holds 16 championships in men and women sports. The CIAA mission is to promote athletic programs, which develop leadership, physical fitness, sports participation, diversity, and athletic excellence of the highest moral character through competitive intercollegiate athletics.

Various Dates (TBD)

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Directors Meetings and Other Related Meetings
Locations (TBD)

The AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of the nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. AIHEC promotes and strengthens indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations through its unique position serving affiliated TSUs and emerging TCUs.



10-14 March 2021

The National Society of Black Engineers 47th Annual Convention (#NSBE47)
Orlando, FL

With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and precollege students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively influence the community. The annual convention highlights Black students and professionals who have a passion for STEM, who are high achievers in these fields and who are channeling their dedication to advance their communities and society. #NSBE47 will attract more than 10,000 aspiring and practicing engineers, educators, representatives of more than 200 academic institutions, government agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.



11-13 March 2021

Women in Aviation International (WAI) Annual Conference
Reno, Nevada

The WAI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. WAI provides year-round resources to assist women in aviation and to encourage young women to consider aviation as a career. The WAI annual conference provides general sessions, professional development seminars, education sessions, networking and tours.

13-14 April 2021

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 26th Annual National Capitol Forum
Washington, DC

The mission of HACU is to champion Hispanic success in higher education by promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of post-secondary education opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise. At the annual HACU Forum, advocates for the higher education success of the nation’s youngest and largest ethnic population group gathering in Washington, DC to shape and promote an agenda for Congress and the country.


13-15 April 2021

Officer Women Leadership Symposium (OWLS) and Career Workshop
Arlington, VA

Academy Women is a global leadership and professional development organization that empowers aspiring, current and past women military leaders through mentoring, training and growth opportunities to influence positive change locally, nationally and globally. The Academy Women OWLS provides military women the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to grow professionally and personally through keynote messages, workshops and panel discussions.


22-24 April 2021

The Penn Relays Carnival
Philadelphia, PA

Over the course of the three-day Penn Relays festival, top high school, collegiate, masters and even Olympic athletes take to Franklin Field for games like the 4x400 meters relay, javelin, pole vault, 100 meter dash, mile runs, sprints and more in hopes of bringing home a medal. One of the most anticipated races is the USA verses World Series of elite races. The Relays have played an important role in Philadelphia’s cultural from the beginning; as one of a few major events that accepted African-American competitors and as one of the major events in the local African American community.

(TBD) May 2021, additional events throughout the year

Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC) Annual Youth Summit, Competitions and Programs
Bowie, MD

"Empowering students through technology" has been the mission for 22 years by increasing the number of students (5th-12th grades) entering into STEM ultimately leading towards a college education and career path in the fields of STEM. The programs include summer camps, and the Patriots STEM Carnivals with the National Society of Black Engineers, Women of Color, and Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference. The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots signature event; with the purpose to get students excited about college and the possibility for them to pursue a career in STEM.


(TBD) May 2021, additional events throughout the year

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) 35th National Leadership Training Program
Location (TBD)

The mission of FAPAC is to promote equal opportunity and cultural diversity for Asian Pacific American (APA) employees within the military, federal and District of Columbia government. FAPAC encourages the participation and advancement of APAs in the government workforce. The annual FAPAC National Leadership Training Program is a premier training destination for federal employees, including DC government and military. The event provides training in leadership, diversity & inclusion, EEO, and career advancement and management.



(TBD) May 2021

Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Award and Conference
Location TBD

AAEOY is an annual recognition event to honor distinguished professionals with their leadership, technical achievements and remarkable public services. This event recognizes and celebrates outstanding Asian Americans who change the world through invention, innovation, and outstanding contributions to their companies, communities and the nation.

TBD June 2021

Asian American Government Executive Network (AAGEN)
Location TBD

The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand, and support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leadership in Government. The AAGEN Leadership Workshop offers career advancement skills and networking tools to help navigate the paths to senior leadership.



TBD June 2021

Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Annual Training Program
Location TBD

SAIGE provides a forum on the issues, challenges, and opportunities of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the government workforce (including Tribal governments) and works to foster a professional network amount AI/AN government employees. SAIGE is proud to host an outstanding weeklong annual national training program focused on professional development, leadership topics that are integral to the highly complex relationships of the Federal Indian Trust Responsibility.

12-16 July 2021

Federally Employed Women (FEW) National Training Program
Houston, TX

FEW works as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government. For over 50 years, FEW has been training federal workers for personal and professional career growth. Providing outstanding training is the mission of the National Training Program.



21-25 July 2021

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Conference
Albuquerque, NM

The mission of LULAC is to advocate the economic condition, education attainment, political influence, housing, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population for the United States. The LULAC National Conference highlights critical legislative issues affecting Hispanic Americans and recognizes key leaders who have served the Hispanic community well. The event attracts over 15,000 participants from across the country each year including leaders from government, private industry and the Latino community.

(TBD) August 2021

National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) National Conference
Location TBD

NNOA actively supports the U.S. Navy, Marine Corp, Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) in the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse Officer Corps. NNOA is a representative of the best the nation has to offer. The national annual conference includes educational and professional workshops, seminars, and exhibits designed to enhance the professional knowledge of attendees while increasing overall awareness of issues affecting the sea services.



(TBD) August 2021

Blacks in Government (BIG) National Training Institute
Location TBD

The mission of BIG is to enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth, and advocacy. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG’s goals are to promote equality in all aspects of American Life, excellence in public service and opportunity for all Americans.



(TBD) August 2021

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Annual Convention
Houston, TX

The mission is to inspire excellence, support, transform, educate, and mentor the members with opportunities in the aerospace industry from cradle to career. OBAP is committed to the realization of an aerospace industry in which all individuals have equal opportunity to expansive careers and increase minority participation in aviation and aerospace through exposure, training, mentoring, and scholarships.



TBD August 2021

Tuskegee Airmen Inc. National Convention
Location TBD

The mission of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) is to honor the accomplishments and history of African Americans who participated in aircrew, ground crew, and operations support training in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. introduces young people across the nation to the world of aviation and science through local and national programs such as Young Eagles and TAI youth programs. TAI provides educational assistance to students and awards deserving individuals, groups, and corporations whose deeds lend support to TAI’s goals. TAI also recognizes deserving cadets in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program.



31 August - 3 September 2021

National Image, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

The mission of National Image, Inc. is to promote Hispanic employment in the federal government through training, leadership development, education, and the advancement of Civil Rights for all. The annual national training program and career fair provide government employees and local high school students with employment opportunities and career development training to assist them in achieving their career goals, keeping with the Federal Government’s Diversity and Inclusion goals.



31 August - 1 September 2021

SEA Service Leadership Association (SSLA) Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium
Norfolk, VA

SSLA is currently the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to providing professional development through networking, education, and mentorship of women from all three maritime armed forces – the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.  The 33rd annual SSLA: JWLS will take place August 31-September 1, 2021, followed by the 3rd annual Career Transitioning Seminar September 2, 2021 in Norfolk, VA!  This year's theme "Illuminating Our Leaders: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond", captures the importance of a focused and clear path through career and leadership development.  Find out more information here: https://sealeader.org/jwls/ 

TBD September 2021

Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) National Symposium
Location TBD

The mission of ANSO is to assist the Sea Service Chiefs’ efforts in Hispanic workforce recruitment and retention by fostering the personal growth and professional development of officers, enlisted and civilians; providing mentoring, networking, training and educational opportunities; and engaging the Hispanic community through outreach initiatives. ANSO’s vision is to service as the acknowledged leader in recruiting, developing, and retaining Hispanic service members in the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Merchant Marines.



(TBD) September 2021

18th Annual National LATINA Symposium
Location TBD

The mission of LATINA Style, Inc. is to empower, develop, and highlight Latina professionals, entrepreneurs, and military throughout the country. The symposium ascertains, through round-tables and panel discussions, as well as in-depth surveys and commentaries, the status of the working Latina woman in the United States.



(TBD) September 2021

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) White House Initiative Conference
Location TBD

The purpose of this White House Initiative is to strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to provide excellence in education. This event highlights the achievements of HBCUs, as well as to discuss many of the critical issues that are currently affecting institutions of higher learning.

5-9 October 2020

Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENNAC) Conference

The mission of GMiS is to inspire and motivate underserved students to pursue careers in STEM, to enlighten and engage families, educators, communities, and employers to assist underserved students pursuing STEM Careers. GMIS inspires the nation through recognition of the achievements of Hispanics and other role models in STEM to enable and leverage Hispanic STEM talent to play a leadership role, to collaborate, and cooperate nationally within STEM. The conference is the place where thousands of the finest minds form top executives, innovative professionals to the brightest of STEM students convene.



8-10 October 2020

National Women of Color STEM Conference

The Women of Color STEM Conference helps women improve their education and careers in STEM fields. The annual conference puts attendees in a position to realize their STEM career dreams, offering innovative and professional workshops, top-notch programming and award ceremonies designed to engage, stimulate and educate all participants.



15-17 October 2020

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference

The mission of AISES is focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other indigenous people of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. The annual conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development. Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations, enterprises, universities, corporations and government agencies.



26-31 October 2020

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference
Location TBD

The mission of SHPE is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to influence the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. The SHPE conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. In addition, it provides educational, technical, and career opportunities for professional and student engineers.



26-28 October 2020

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 34th Annual Conference

The mission of HACU is to champion Hispanic success in higher education by promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of post-secondary education opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information, and expertise. HACU’s annual conference provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.



(TBD) October 2020

Hispanic Engineering, Science, & Technology (HESTEC) Week
Location TBD

Since its inception, the Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Week has become a nationally recognized model for promoting STEM careers among young people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley builds on the program’s legacy in STEM education to prepare the next generation of students who will be changing the world through STEM.

2-13 November 2020

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference

The mission of SWE is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. The SWE Conference provides invaluable ways to connect and discover career opportunities; and pursue professional development. It’s where more than 9,000 women at all stages of their engineering careers find the support they need for successful careers in engineering and technology.

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