One of the pressing issues we face in the disciplines of natural resources and the environment is the development of our future workforce and leaders with diverse backgrounds who can prepare our diverse population to deal with pressing natural resources and environmental issues. This national conference will be held June 19-21, 2013, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. Our goal is to have national leaders share their thoughts and recommendations for increasing diversity in our fields and to offer workshops that highlight best practices in increasing diversity in our disciplines across the nation. We expect to have federal, tribal, state, university, and private sector organizations participate in this discussion. A well-known demographer will address the group on the population, race, and demographic trends that are changing our nation.
For More Information Contact:
Associate Dean, Engagement
College of Natural Resources and Environment
324 Cheatham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
The preliminary program is now available agenda.pdf