The Othering & Belonging Conferences are dynamic and uniquely-curated gatherings that advance scholarship, narratives, movements, policies, and practices that support a more fully inclusive “we.”
We have brought together thousands of advocates, scholars, artists, youth leaders, philanthropists, and community members to share cutting-edge ideas, illuminate powerful stories, utilize the power of arts and culture, and embody Beloved Community— all to build more fair and inclusive societies.
Our programming—from highly interactive breakout sessions to mainstage speakers to art exhibits to facilitated networking sessions—is designed to create meaningful conversations and connections among people from a wide variety of sectors, geographies, and identities, in order to create a multi-day gathering that we hope will be, in the words of one past conference attendee, “one of the most inspiring events I've ever participated in, professionally and personally.”
Across our conferences we center bridging as a response to fracturing and elevate the need for more complex and nuanced stories that reflect our true multi-layered identities. Most of all, our conferences infuse joy and imagination throughout.
We hope you'll join us at our upcoming event in 2024.
“I feel like I've evolving towards a new language to describe the radical love for humanity that I have, and I'm sure that many others have.” - 2019 O&B Conference Attendee
What’s incredible about this conference is being able to think about scholarship alongside a notion of a kind of expansion and love. There’s something I think is really, really important about bringing together the fight for social justice with the inner work of expanding the circle of compassion.” - Dr. Na’ilah Nasir, O&B 2015 Speaker
This was one of the most inspiring events I've ever participated in, professionally and personally. — O&B Summit 2021 Attendee