An IDEA Conference That’s Good for Everyone

Join conversations with industry peers around inclusion, diversity, equity and awareness in the convenience retailing industry. 

August 16, 2021

NACS Show Education Sessions

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Building an inclusive culture is not only the role of HR but also the responsibility of every leader, manager and employee. In an inclusive work culture, people feel respected and valued, and they give the best of themselves, generating higher-quality production. This commitment to openness and access inspires innovation, engagement and retention.

The inaugural NACS IDEA Conference—for its embrace of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness—is a live, industry-wide conversation taking place October 4 in Chicago, one day before the NACS Show kicks off. 

Join industry peers for an in-person, one-day conference to explore a path forward alongside senior HR professionals and retail leaders to hear their candid experiences, perspectives and plans to enhance inclusion, diversity, equity and awareness in their organizations.

Who Is Speaking?

Facilitated and keynoted by Michelle Duguid, associate dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Cornell University, the program will help attendees define, understand and leverage different types of diversity. Retailer roundtable discussions will explore components of successful engagement, counteracting unconscious bias and fostering an inclusive climate in your organization, as well as understanding communication strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion.

During five quick-fire 30-minute presentations, chief HR and diversity officers from EG America, 7-Eleven, Giant Eagle/Get Go, Sheetz and others will share their experiences and plans that will begin to make the convenience industry stronger.

These retail leaders will share what they have done, where they have focused (corporate, district, store level) as well as what worked and what didn’t work, what they would have done differently and—most importantly—what they still need to know.

Who Should Attend?

While program content is tailored to chief executives and senior HR leaders at convenience and fuel retailing companies, retailers of all functional areas and suppliers are welcome to join the conversation to gain firsthand insight into the challenges and opportunities around diversity and inclusion.

Visit the NACS IDEA Conference landing page for the latest schedule updates and to register for the $399 conference.