The summit will run from 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 through 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. People who arrive early can participate in no-host dinner gatherings on Thursday, Sept. 29 and optional pre-conference activities — including tours, film screenings and discussions — on Friday morning.

Most events will take place at Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331. Some activities will take place at the Student Experience Center nextdoor at 2251 SW Jefferson Way.

Note: Meals – dinner on Friday and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday – are included in the registration fee.



Informal evening gathering for early arrivals
Meet at 7 p.m. in the lobby, Hilton Garden Inn
2500 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97333
No-host dinner in the Stadium Bar & Grill at the hotel.
Can’t join us for dinner? Meet us for drinks at 8:30 p.m. in the hotel bar.


9:30 to 1:30 p.m. Registration at Oregon State University’s Orange Media Network, Student Experience Center
9:30 to 1:30 p.m. Viewing Party
Drop in to view a selection of short films, talks and documentaries on race, social justice, diversity and media
10 a.m. Tour of Orange Media Network facilities
10:45 Tour of OSU Diversity and Cultural Houses
11:30 Tour of Orange Media Network facilities
12:30 p.m. Tour of Orange Media Network facilities
11 to 1:30 p.m. Identity Booth
Drop in to reflect on your own cultural identity

Participants are asked to arrive by 1:45 p.m.
Late arrivals should register at Memorial Union, Horizon Room

2 p.m. Welcome and introductions
2:45 p.m. Seeing Through Other Eyes
Examining implicit bias through media imagery
3:45 p.m. Breaking the Cycle: Covering & Serving a Diverse Community
Directors of Oregon State University’s Diversity & Cultural Engagement Centers provide context for social justice movements on college campuses
5:30 p.m. Dinner and Discussion: When Freedom of Expression Conflicts With Freedom of the Press
Special Guest: Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, Student Press Law Center
7 p.m. Under Our Skin
Journalists from the Seattle Times share project about the words we use to talk about race
9:30 p.m. Evening wrap up


9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Under Our Skin: Beyond the Project
How to bring diverse voices into daily reporting
11:30 Creating an Inclusive University
Administrators share their challenges and opportunities
Noon Lunch and Discussion: What’s Happening on Your Campus?
1 p.m. ‘Inclusive Newsroom’: What’s That Really Mean?
Addressing barriers and microaggressions; creating a safe space for your campus media organization
2 pm. Conflict on Campus
When activists and student media collide
3 p.m. Breaking Barriers
Assessing your content and making it more inclusive
4:30 p.m. Beyond Holidays and Festivals
Capturing real Issues in diverse communities
6 p.m. Dinner and Discussion: Moving Forward
Creating a diversity and inclusion action plan for your media organization
7 p.m. Final Questions
8 p.m. Wrap up

Conference hashtag: #CMAdiversity

Questions? Contact CMA headquarters at (212) 297-2195 or email

Photo: A student listens to a speaker during the annual Kresge PRIDE event at University of California, Santa Cruz on May 14, 2016. Megan Schnabel/City on a Hill Press.