ERG International 2023 Symposium Dates & Location Coming Soon

In the meantime, you can check out clips from our Fall '22 event in Seattle, along with the agenda from the Virtual Do Over

Watch the highlights from our Oct 21, 2022 IN PERSON event at Amazon HQ in Seattle


What’s the ERG International Symposium?

Fall 2022 will mark ELA's 4th event bringing together ERG champions from all-sized companies, academia and non-profits based all over the world. 

Join fellow diversity champions as they share and co-create best practices that are actively building stronger, more sustainable employee groups. 

 Who attends the ERG Symposium?

  • Leaders of individual employee groups
  • Program managers who oversee multiple ERGs
  • Executive sponsors and allies working with ERGs
  • Other members of the HR and DE&I community who are involved in diversity and inclusion efforts–including, but not limited to employee resource group initiatives

Program Highlights

We will be recording the entire virtual Do Over event, so if your schedules changes or you miss a session you'll have access to it later.

  • Pre-recorded Expert panel Discussions from the in-person event in Seattle on To Pay or Not Pay ERG Leaders and Getting "Day Job" Managers to Support ERG Involvement featuring experts from Intuit, CDW, Bright Horizons, Mailchimp, OpenTable and The State of Oregon
  • Live morning and afternoon workshops aligned to support your leadership needs
    • LAUNCH: Building Out a Great Leadership Team and What to Ask and Expect Your Exec. Sponsors to Do
    • GROW: Creating a Communication Plan that engages members and other stakeholders and Reporting ERG Metrics – What & How to Measure
    • THRIVE: Leveraging Allies for Greater ERG Impact and Developing Your Multi-Year Plan
    • PROGRAM MANAGERS: How to Elevate the Visibility of ERGs in your Organization and How to Manage Disengaged or Defiant ERG Leaders
  • Uniquely interactive sessions and facilitated networking with top ERG doers and thinkers
  • Hear the latest ERG trends, case studies and real-world solutions that help you and your team work most effectively and efficiently
Download Agenda

What’s Included?

The Symposium includes live-led workshops with ELA's Master Trainers and facilitated networking, plus panel discussions and post-event recordings of ALL the workshop sessions. 



  • $695 per person 
  • Click here to contact us for group pricing
See the Full Agenda

Fall 2022 Symposium Panelists

Morning Panel: To Pay or Not Pay ERG Leaders?

Mayra Archilla-Barton

Inclusion Manager

Jason Mak

State of Oregon Department of Human Services
Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Naomi Garvin

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Afternoon Panel: Getting "Day Job" Managers to Support ERG Involvement

Cecilia Persson-Ramos

DEI Employee Resource Group Leader 

Maceo Owens

KAYAK and OpenTable
Community Manager, Employee Resource Groups

Jamie Kirkland

Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Feedback from past events

Martina Hranova 

Inclusion and Diversity Champion at NortonLifeLock

"It was amazing! Thank you! I have to say I was skeptical - some of these forums are nice to have, but you don’t walk away with much more than an uplifting feeling that lasts one day. I loved the participants and the takeaways!"

Marinda Monfilston

Diversity Program Coordinator at Yale University

"As someone that attended this event in person the last time it was offered, I still walked away feeling inspired and revitalized virtually. This was my first hybrid conference and it was absolutely amazing, and engaging. And I’m so thankful for our leaders having an opportunity to have this experience as well, to be reminded about the important work we are doing, and that they are not alone."

Ninh Nguyen

DEI Program Manager at Foursquare

"I learned so much in how to engage executive sponsors, and I’m super excited about implementing some of the things I learned today into our ERG programming for 2022. You and your team were able to secure a great lineup of speakers."

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