Our next US conference will take place in Oakland, California on April 25-27, 2024. Click here to learn more about the conference and sign-up for updates with this form

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.” 

The conference brings 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. 

The conference 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 O&B Oakland in April 2024. 

If you have questions about this event email obconf@berkeley.edu.

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