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Press Release 07-19-2023

EEOC Announces Keynote Speakers for 2023 EXCEL Training Conference

Featured Speakers Include EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board Acting Chair Cathy Ann Harris, and Chair Susan Tsui Grundman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority at Event for EEO, HR and ADR Professionals

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced keynote speakers at the annual EXCEL (Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws) Training Conference to be held July 30 – Aug. 2 at the Washington Marriott Marquis. EXCEL provides the employer community, in both the federal and private sectors, with tools and strategies to address emerging issues in equal employment opportunity (EEO) and human resources (HR) to help foster model workplaces nationwide.

Featured speakers include: Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair of the EEOC; Cathy Ann Harris, Acting Chair of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board; Susan Tsui Grundman, Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority; Chai Feldblum, Vice President of the U.S. Ability One Commission; and Paul Kuntzler, lifelong activist for civil rights for the LGBTQ community.

The 26th EXCEL Training Conference, themed “Marking Milestones: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” commemorates significant anniversaries in 2023, such as the 60th anniversaries of the March on Washington and the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as well as the implementation of the newly passed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Conference details including accommodations, agendas, and pricing are available at EXCEL 2023.

The EXCEL Training Conference includes more than 70 workshops, three plenary sessions, a specialty track, 8-hour counselor and investigator refresher courses, and continuing education legal, SHRM, and HR Certification Institute (HRCI) approved credits.

Registration questions can be directed to 1-866-446-0940 or 1-800-828-1120 (TTY) or The conference will take place at the Marriot Marquis Hotel, located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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