Information about our Second Annual Conference (March 27 – 31, 2023) is available under the 2023 – Schedule of Events tab!

Conference Mission

Powering Structural Change is a virtual-first conference convened by Wagner Diversity Council, and in partnership with other student groups, conference programs employ a racial equity and social justice lens over public service work to challenge systemic and pervasive inequities.

We’ll be hosting sessions that center personal leadership and policy approaches as well as opportunities for students and alumni to come together and discuss their lived experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Join us in discussing how we can create more inclusive and equity-advancing institutions—at NYU Wagner and beyond.

The NYU Wagner Diversity Council (WDC) engages and holds our community accountable to ensure that all students feel welcome and supported by the institution. WDC is committed to intentional discourse, practice and action around diversity and inclusion in all its facets within our institutional, academic and social community.

Our Intentions for this Conference

  • To hold space for deeper and more spacious conversations on GIDBEA (global inclusion, identity, diversity, belonging, equity, and access) issues. 
  • An opportunity for the Wagner community to come together for learning, relationship building, and strategizing around shared values of justice and equity.
  • Challenge ourselves to commit to personal and organizational level reflection as well as policy analysis and content expertise.