Confront and Eliminate Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Closing Keynote Session
Wednesday, May 11 from 3-4 p.m. ET
Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

Whether we want there to be or not, bias does exist. And in many cases those biases may be under the surface or unconscious, however, rooting out those areas on inequity are essential for governments to thrive. In this keynote, you will hear from author Ty Smith about how to confront and eliminate unconscious bias in the workplace.


Tyrome ‘Ty’ Smith, has over 25 years of consulting and leading executives and their teams by helping them understand human and organizational dynamics. Currently, he is the Director of Partnership for the Common Mission Project, whose mission is to create an international network of entrepreneurs driven to solve the critical challenges of our time. Prior to that, he was a senior consultant to the Defense Department (DoD). As a trusted advisor and coach to senior leaders and teams, he has conducted many senior-level engagements with the expressed intention of eliciting a strategic focus on revolutionizing how value is both conceptualized and executed.

As part of his work, He developed an innovative education program for the DoD; including coaching and mentoring product development teams engaged in an internal incubator. He is a much sought after workshop presenter for topics ranging from unconscious bias to business model innovation. Much of his early insight into the dynamics of the human system came from serving as a police officer very early in his professional career, as well as working with adolescents in therapeutic settings.