Leadership Conference


October 21 – 22, 2024
New York Marriot Marquis

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The WICT Network is thrilled to once again open Diversity Week 2024 with our annual Leadership Conference. This year’s theme, “Fueling Your Power and Purpose,” takes center stage. Our distinguished speakers, drawn from diverse backgrounds and spanning industries, academia and thought leadership, will address how to cultivate resilience, adaptability and authenticity, critical characteristics for effective leadership in a dynamic industry marked by rapid change. Attendees can expect an engaging lineup of general sessions, interactive workshops, expert panels, one-on-one coaching sessions and ample opportunities for peer-to-peer networking.

2024 Program Information

October 21 – 22, 2024
New York Marriot Marquis

Early Bird Registration OPEN!
$100 off the below registration rate:

In-Person: $2,195 (member) / $2,525 (non-member)

Experience the full conference including general sessions, breakout sessions and workshops, the Touchstones Luncheon, one-one coaching opportunities, networking and more!


Virtual: $1,295 (member) / $1,625 (non-member)

Experience all general sessions live-streamed, select live-streamed breakout sessions, and the live-streamed Touchstones Luncheon. One-on-one coaching and networking opportunities will be offered virtually.


*non-member rate includes one-year membership for eligible leaders.

*Schedule subject to change

Monday, October 21
6:30 – 7:30am ET Morning Fitness
7:30 – 9:00am ET Breakfast Available
9:00 – 10:00am ET Opening General Session
10:15 – 11:15am ET Breakout Sessions
11:30am – 1:30pm ET Touchstones Luncheon
2:00 – 3:00pm ET Breakout Sessions
3:20 – 4:20pm ET General Session: Panel
4:30 – 5:30pm ET General Session: Profiles of Champions
5:30 – 6:30pm ET Big Apple Reception

Tuesday, October 22

6:00 – 7:00am ET Morning Fitness
7:30 – 8:00am ET Breakfast Available
8:00 – 8:30am ET Day 2 Opening Keynote
8:40 – 9:40am ET Breakout Sessions
10:00 – 10:45am ET General Session: Pearls of Wisdom
11:00 – 11:55am ET General Session: Panel
12:00 – 12:45pm ET General Session: Diversity Town Hall

Accommodations in NYC
Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
Phone: 212-398-1900
Fax: 212-704-8930

To ensure you have a guest room on property, make your room reservation early with the Marriott Marquis. Reserve your room directly online via this link: New York Marriott Marquis Online Reservations or by calling 877-303-0104 and asking for the Diversity Week room block. The Diversity Week rate of $369/night is available until Friday, September 27, 2024. Guest rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Information about the Marriott Marquis, transportation in and out of the city, and parking at the hotel can be found here.

Diversity Week is composed of a series of conferences and events focused on advancing diversity business practices in media, entertainment and technology. More than a thousand executives gather annually to participate in activities during the week, showcasing their company’s commitment to diversity, participating in educational sessions, gathering to celebrate diversity champions, and setting a course for best practices.

Industry diversity groups The WICT Network, NAMIC, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation are joining forces once again to host Diversity Week 2024. This year’s programs will amplify and celebrate industry achievements in workplace diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, underscoring the importance of normalizing inclusiveness in our workforce culture.

The WICT Network 2023 Leadership Conference, aptly themed Co-Create the Future, took a deep dive into cutting-edge business innovations and workplace solutions to address business strategy, human capital, productivity, psychological safety, DEIB and leadership excellence. The carefully curated speaker line-up featured industry leaders, business and career experts, journalists, entrepreneurs, sports figures, researchers and academic thought leaders.