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Press Release 04-30-2019

EEOC Announces Keynote Speakers  for 22nd EEOC EXCEL Conference July 30 in Atlanta

Featured Speakers Include Dr. Bernice King and EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic at Annual Training Event for EEO, HR and ADR Professionals

WASHINGTON-The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just announced a list of some of the featured keynote speakers at the annual EXCEL (Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws) training conference to be held in Atlanta from July 30-August 1, 2019. 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), human resources (HR) and foster model workplaces nationwide.

Some of the featured speakers include: Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change; EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic; world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. Doris Kearns Goodwin; and Dr. Chris Haffer, director of the EEOC's Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics.

The 22ndEXCEL conference, themed Respect, Opportunity, Inclusion, is an annual training conference featuring a wide range of workshops on cutting edge issues geared toward EEO managers, supervisors, practitioners, HR professionals, attorneys, ADR specialists and other interested parties in the federal and private sector.

EXCEL also presents a series of courses resulting in required certificates for federal sector EEO counselors, investigators, and ADR professionals.  Attendees can attend workshops in specific tracks designed for alternative dispute resolution participants, equal employment opportunity professionals, and agency and complaint representatives.

Registration for the conference is open, with spots in the popular workshops filling up fast. Registration questions can be directed to 1(866) 446-0940 or 1(800) 828-1120 (TTY) or   The conference will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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