Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

26 JAN 2018: Ideas in the Rough Speaker Series

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Martin’s talk is entitled Embracing the Weird: The Research Design

19 JAN 2018: Center for Appreciative Practice–Wisdom and Wellbeing Speaker Series

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Martin’s talk is entitled The Wisdom of Leveraging Difference: The Necessity of Mindfulness for Building and Inclusive Culture

Far too little attention has been paid to how mindfulness can be an asset in working amidst difference. Individuals who cultivate a contemplative practice position themselves to engage with the challenges that diversity of identity, background and thought can surface. However, overcoming diversity challenges is just the tip of the iceberg.  Mindfulness is among the most powerful tools a person can have for leveraging difference, for helping us connect with one another to get real work done well.

10 NOV 2017: African American Teaching Fellows John E. Baker Legacy Dinner Keynote Address

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Martin’s talk is entitled The Whole Human Being: Teaching Black Students to Thrive

The African American Teaching Fellows is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains African-American students to become teachers in Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools. Each year, its John E. Baker Legacy Dinner features a keynote address on a pressing issue facing the community and celebrates local citizens who emulate the legacy of John E. Baker. In the first three years of the event, AATF has given awards to individuals who have dedicated their lives to the service of others and to the support of education and we have recognized young professionals who have shown the potential to become leaders in the community.

25 SEPT 2014: Chicago United Transformative Inclusion Member Forum and Exclusion CEO Council Luncheon

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Martin will be talking at this event from the principles of his book, The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed on the morning of September 25, followed by lunch and a book signing. The event will be held in Chicago, Illiniois.

1 AUG 2014: Academy of Management 2014 Annual Conference

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Martin will lead three sessions at this year’s Academy of Management 2014 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Friday, August 1, 10:00AM-12:00PM: Let’s Talk About Gender and Diversity, Let’s Talk About You and Me (Session 65)

Friday August, 1, 12:30PM-3:30PM: Publishing Diversity Research Workshop (Session 103)

Sunday, August 3, 4:30PM-6:00PM: Construals of “Diversity”: Examining Frameworks for Justifying, Defining, and Perceiving Diversity (Session 732)

For more information and a complete conference agenda, click here.

28 APR 2014: SHRM 2014 Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Designed specifically for recruiters and talent management professionals, the 2014 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition gives attendees the tools, resources, innovations and solutions they need to move human capital strategies to the next level. Martin will speak on How Diversity Impacts Talent Management Strategies, Mon, April 28, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM.  Click here for more information and to register.

21 MAR 2014: John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award Luncheon

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Martin Davidson is a proud recipient of the esteemed 2014 John T. Casteen III Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Leadership Award. Martin was nominated for the award by Dean Robert Bruner, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. He will speak at the awards luncheon on March 21 at Alumni Hall.

15 NOV 2013: TEDx Charlottesville: The Difference that Makes a Difference

Friday, November 8th, 2013

On November 15 Martin will talk on the principles of his book, The End of Diversity as We Know It at the first TEDx Charlottesville. The event, themed The Difference that Makes a Difference goes from 9:00am-6:00pm, and will be held at The Paramount Theater on the Main Street Mall. For more information and an updated agenda visit

9 OCT 2013: NAMIC 27th Annual Conference

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

In this year’s annual conference, Inclusion, Inspiration, Imagination, NAMIC (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Martin Davidson will answer the tough questions, “Is having a group of culturally diverse people working around the conference table really any better than having a homogeneous group working? Political correctness aside, what is the real bottom line payoff from diversity?” His session, The End of Diversity as We Know It, will be held on October 9 from 10:15-11:30 am.

NAMIC was created to help lead the way in leadership development, multicultural marketing solutions, and compelling research in emerging trends for an increasingly diverse population in the communications industry. Learn more and register now for this year’s conference.

5 OCT 2013: TEDx Phoenixville, PA

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. And on October 5 from 12:45-2:00 Martin will speak on Embrace the Weird at the TEDx Phoenixville, PA live event. See the complete schedule and buy tickets now.