Conferences - Dismantling Inequities Conference Committee Member

Position: Dismantling Inequities Conference Committee Member

Purpose of Position: Work with the conference committee to design, market and deliver the 2021 Dismantling Inequities Virtual Conference.

Accountable To: DEI Program Manager & Conference Co-chairs

Term of Commitment: August 2- December 10, 2021, meeting 3-4x per month for at least 1 hour each meeting

Shared Responsibilities:

  1. Update annual work plan/timeline
  2. Choose conference prices and obtain executive director and board approval.
  3. Work with the committee to choose tracks and keynote/plenary speakers and obtain executive director approval.
  4. Request speaker, and audio/video (AV) budget from executive director.
  5. Make sure the speaker RFP is sent according to the timeline and speakers are notified according to the timeline.
  6. Work with the committee to prepare short descriptions for each workshop and post on the conference website.
  7. Make sure that the committee collects speaker biographies and has them posted to the website.
  8. Help to market and promote conference and to provide regular outreach to nonprofits and government agencies in Greater Minnesota and solicit conference participation
  9. Work with the committee to make sure marketing messages are sent to MAVA Membership Manager on at least a monthly basis.
  10. Volunteer at the conference to assure smooth delivery.

Skills Needed:

  1. Knowledge of MAVA mission and activities and ability to represent goals of MAVA.
  2. Leadership and/or project management skills.
  3. Experience in working on collaborative efforts.
  4. Experience in event planning.


  • Play an important role in executing a major volunteer engagement conference.
  • Enhance management skills and knowledge of national and state work as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Enhance event planning and leadership skills.
  • Network with leaders of voluntary efforts from many streams of service, including corporate, government, human services, faith communities and healthcare fields.

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Monday, August 02, 2021 and Friday, December 10, 2021