Tourism Diversity Matters Opens Registration for 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in Philadelphia

Tourism Diversity Matters Opens Registration for 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference in Philadelphia


Interactive Cross-Cultural Forum to Provide Innovative Strategies for Influencing Corporate Social Responsibility and Eliminating Advancement Barriers

ST. PAUL, MN, April 25, 2023 —Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) today announced that registration is now open for its flagship Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) conference on October 23-24, 2023, in Philadelphia.

The 2023 DEI conference, The Collective Experience, will focus on diverse and inclusive strategies that can influence corporate social responsibility and create fair treatment, access, and advancement for all, eliminating barriers.

This conference is designed for CEOs, corporate leaders, Chief Diversity Officers, government officials, and university-level educators and administrators seeking new innovative, forward-thinking DEI strategies. The expert-led, cross-cultural forum will provide attendees with a collaborative space for critical dialogue and best practices.

“With workforce development at a critical juncture, this year’s conference will enable us to shine a brighter spotlight on the issues and opportunities ahead. DEI strategies play a vital role in both workplace advancement as well as an organization’s engagement with its community,” said Greg DeShields, executive director of TDM. “When we convene and exchange ideas, we can advance DEI excellence within our organizations and grow our collective impact.”

Registration is now open. Full conference registration for The Collective Experience is $750, which includes access to all sessions, events, and research.

For more information about the conference and to register, visit

WHAT: The Collective Experience: 2023 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Conference
WHEN: October 23-24, 2023 Day One: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST
Day Two: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST                                                                                                                WHERE: Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Event Partners: Tourism Diversity Matters, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, PHL Diversity, Miles Partnership and ConferenceDirect.

About Tourism Diversity Matters:
Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) is a 501(c)(6) founded in 2021 to empower tourism organizations to evolve and achieve excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Dedicated solely to all dimensions of DEI, TDM drives organizations forward through four primary pillars of activity: Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Strategies, and Research and Data. TDM collaborates with renowned academic institutions and industry partners to address workforce disparities and ensure tourism organizations have equitable access to forward-thinking research and educational resources. Through exceptional expertise and leading DEI strategies, TDM’s highly customized work guides organizations to fuel innovation, grow their business and become an employer of choice. Learn more at