October 3-7, 2021

Television, internet and media industries unite to drive diversity, equity & inclusion forward

Cable’s Diversity Week is composed of a series of conferences and events focused on advancing diversity business practices in these industries. 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.

This allied group of organizations come together annually in a deliberate and orchestrated movement to support the shared mission and goal of sustaining diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives.

Read Walter Kaitz Foundation Executive Director, Michelle Ray’s reflection on the Enduring Importance of Diversity.

The core participants in Diversity Week

Other Diversity Week organizations include the Emma L. Bowen Foundation; T. Howard Foundation; CableLabs; and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association.

Participation

The week begins with the WICT Leadership Conference, the NAMIC Annual Conference and the capstone of the week, the Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner. In addition, there are several ancillary events and meetings scheduled during this annual assembly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the cable industry have Diversity Week?

For decades, our industry has been focused on diversity, equity and inclusion as guiding forces for our companies and organizations. Pulling together leading organizational conferences and events into one week intensifies our collaboration and enables industry thought leaders to set aside dedicated time to participate in these all-encompassing programs.

When is Diversity Week?

Historically it takes place in the Fall.  This year, it is scheduled for the week of October 3rd, 2021.

Can we purchase one pass for the entire week?

No, while Diversity Week brings these organizations together to host consecutive conferences and events throughout one program-packed week, they are separate events and you will need to acquire a registration or ticket for each event directly with the hosting organization.

Who attends?

Between 800-1,200 participate annually. Professionals at every stage in their career, ranging from emerging talent through top leadership.

Why attend?

Diversity Week is for professionals who want to:

  • Learn best practices from industry thought leaders
  • Share the latest innovations in the television, internet and media industries
  • Explore new ways to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion fuels the workplace
  • Honor the contributions of ground-breaking programs, people and organizations
  • Enhance your business acumen and become a better leader
  • Expand your network

Images from Diversity Week 2019 and 2020

group photo at Kaitz dinner
panel discussion with namic
group photo of wict
overview photo of the kaitz dinner
the wow factor panel discussion
a group performing on stage at the kaitz dinner
wict chapter leader group photo
Michael Powell speaking at the Kaitz Dinner
namic group photo
namic panel discussion
a group performing on stage at namic event
young man speaking at namic event
WICT Leadership Conference 2020
NAMIC Annual Conference 2020
NAMIC Conference 2020