NAES Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Wednesday, March 4 (2:30pm) - Friday, March 6, 2020 (12pm US/Eastern)

Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd. [map]
Linthicum Heights, MD

This meeting has already received the maximum number of registrations and will not be accepting more.

⚠️ Registration is now closed for this event.

At the Heart of Our Identity: Being Episcopal, Being Inclusive

An NAES conference on Episcopal identity, equity, and inclusion

The Purpose of This Conference

There is a clear connection between the values we share as a part of our Episcopal identity and the work we are doing to foster diversity and inclusion in our respective communities. The conference is designed for diversity practitioners in Episcopal schools, school chaplains, school leaders, and others associated with Episcopal schools eager to build upon and to further this all-important bridge.

What Makes This NAES Conference Unique?

This will be a valuable opportunity to connect with colleagues of different levels of experience in Episcopal schools, for chaplains and diversity practitioners to find ways of partnering more effectively, to explore avenues of self-care in the midst of challenging work, and to learn about strategies for planning and monitoring your school’s progress in building a program based on the unique mission of an Episcopal school.

Workshop Topics will include . . .

  • Identity Work with the Youngest of Learners
  • Breaking the Silence: Handling Difficult Conversations
  • Being Different Together
  • Cultivating Interfaith Settings
  • Service Learning & Cultural Competency
  • Articulating & Leveraging Episcopal Identity
  • From Safe Spaces to Brave Places
  • Chapel: A Place for Exploring Affinities
  • A Day in the Life of a Director of DEI
  • HOLY Disunity
  • Spanning the Partisan Divide
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Early Childhood & Elementary
  • Supporting Students within paradigms of Gender Expression and Orientation
Click to download full conference program

Guest Speakers

NAES Facilitators

Sponsor this Conference

Is your organization interested in sponsoring this conference? To learn more, email Sarah Tielemans at or call (212) 716-6135.

NAES is grateful to The Episcopal Church for its support of this project through a 2019 Becoming Beloved Community grant.

Who Should Attend:

Chaplains, diversity practitioners, and any other faculty or administration involved in the work of equity and inclusion on their school campus.

Meeting Attire:

Attire is Business Casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 02/10/2020
Name Price Available To
Member $345.00   NAES Members
Nonmember $445.00   Guest

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by e-mail,, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, February 20, 2020, are entitled to a full refund less a $25 processing fee. Requests received after 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, February 20, 2020, or by any means other than fax or e-mail will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

General Hotel Information:

Registration does not include hotel reservations. For a list of area hotels in close proximity to the Maritime Conference Center, visit ⚠️ Important Update—the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute is currently sold out for the dates of the conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Heather Zrubek at or call 212-716-6309.

If you have made your reservations at the Maritime Institute Conference Center, MCC offers a complimentary shuttle from BWI and the BWI light rail station. To request this service, call 410-859-5700 and press "0".

For more information please contact:

Ms. Heather Elise Zrubek
Phone: (212) 716-6309