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2018 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit

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2018 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit


February 22-25, 2018

We are excited to announce the upcoming 2018 Western Regional Iverson Bell Summit.

Creating Brave Spaces: How do we engage in difficult dialogue in order to advance a diverse and inclusive veterinary profession? 

Iverson Bell Summit Registration

As the veterinary profession continues to advance its efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity, more attention is being paid to factors such as campus climate and engagement. The current political climate in the United States highlights the need for more engagement in what can often be difficult and uncomfortable yet incredibly important dialogues. It can be uncomfortable to discuss issues related to discrimination, inequity, and privilege.  Yet it is often in times of discomfort when the most significant learning occurs.  The goal of this year’s summit is to learn how to move beyond “safe spaces” and create “brave spaces” which will allow us to engage in difficult dialogues authentically and respectfully with others who hold different perspectives. 


We invite you to share your ideas, your work, and your stories.

Abstracts are limited to 500 words but are not limited to scholarly work. Personal stories and creativity are encouraged.

We invite attendees to submit an abstract for one or more of the following formats:

  • 15, 30, or 45 minute presentations.
  • Poster

Abstracts should be submitted to skovacs@westernu.edu by December 30, 2017.

Abstracts should include your name(s), institution, status (student or non-student), and preferred format (presentation or poster).

How to Register:

Registration is now open at https://2018westernregionaliversonbellsummit.eventbrite.com/


February 22-25, 2018


Doubletree by Hilton
222 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764

To make hotel reservations, click here: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-ontario-airport-ONTO-DT/index.html


  • $100 for non-students; some meals included
  • $25 for students; some meals included


Only credit card payments will be accepted through https://2018westernregionaliversonbellsummit.eventbrite.com/

Cancellation Policy:

  • There are no refunds for this event if canceled.