About Facing Race
Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference is presented by Race Forward, a national non-profit working to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders.
For over 15 years, Race Forward has brought you an incredible conference experience that has hosted over 4,000 attendees from all over the world to convene, organize and mobilize for a more equitable future. Previous Facing Race National Conferences have been held in Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Dallas, Oakland, New York, and Detroit.
It is with deep love and care for our Facing Race community that we make alternative plans due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. In everything we do, Race Forward centers the safety and wellbeing of our attendees and our staff.
This year’s Facing Race conference will be a virtual event. The event dates have been moved to November 10 - 12, 2020. The online conference will offer unprecedented access to information, tools, and resources on racial equity. The conference is being reimagined to offer greater accessibility allowing more people than ever before to participate and engage in deep discussions, presentations, and organizing efforts.
Previous Facing Race conferences have hosted over 4,000 attendees from all over the world. By going virtual, the global reach and impact of the conference is limitless. Join us by registering today.
Facing Race is for people from all walks of life who desire to build awareness of racial equity, identify solutions, and come together with people who share a passion for racial justice. Facing Race welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, occupations, sexual orientations, gender identities, faiths, and political ideologies.
Facing Race & All Things Virtual
After much consideration, the Facing Race conference will be going virtual November 10 - 12, 2020. The conference will be delivered on a virtual platform and will provide more than 30 breakout sessions, a keynote, interactive spaces to connect with others in the movement, and much more! The decision to go virtual relied heavily on prioritizing the safety and health of our Facing Race community, our host city, and our staff. COVID-19 may keep us from meeting in person, but we believe staying connected as a movement has never been more important. 2020 has been a tumultuous year. No one could have predicted these events that have deeply affected our communities, the moments that have been imprinted in our collective memory, the inequities that persist in our public healthcare systems and the profound injustices in law enforcement. We are experiencing the greatest attack on civil and voting rights in our lifetimes. Democracy is under siege, quite literally.
Like those who came before us, we must strive and we must organize to create and build the society we want to live in together. It is a decisive and furious moment in our movement, a time to press forward as a coalition of movement makers.
We ask you to join us in this movement!
While we won’t have to pay for things like catering and utilities, we still have significant expenses for our platforms, technology, and staff time. Your ticket price also helps us offer scholarship waivers and reduced registrations for those most impacted by economic hardships made worse by the on-going pandemic.
Registration & Pricing
Facing Race values participants from all professions, geographical regions, and interests. Conference registration rates vary based on the professional development resources you currently have available. Scholarships are available but are limited and the application deadline has passed.
Trailblazer: This registration level provides you full access to Facing Race, and supports to four additional registrations for scholarship attendees. You sponsor new participants in the Facing Face community and by registering at this level $1,000 is tax-deductible in the US to the extent permitted by law.
Supporter: This registration grants you full access to Facing Race, and supports the scholarship of one additional conference participant. You sponsor a new participant in the Facing Face community and by registering at this level $700 is tax-deductible in the US to the extent permitted by law.
Sustainer: This registration provides you access to all programs and sessions. If your organization is contributing to the cost of your registration, we ask that you choose this level. By registering at this level, you support the sustainability of Facing Race.
Connector: This registration level is discounted for racial justice professionals, organizers, freelancers, and activists. It provides full access to Facing Race for individuals who are covering the registration cost out of their own funds.
Basebuilder: This subsidized registration option is for students, underemployed individuals, or those living on a fixed income.
Community Basebuilder: This subsidized registration option is for community organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders who are underemployed living on a fixed income
Student: This subsidized registration option is for students 14-25.
Registration Rate Levels:
Group Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more
Contact Facing Race Team with the following information:
Passcode required — Apply for a media pass.
Facing Race registration includes full access to conference materials and program including: keynote presentation, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, exhibition & vendor space, and much more.
If you experience any issues with the Cvent registration portal, please feel free to call Customer Care 24/7. can be reached at 866-318-4357, Option 1, then Option 1 again.
No, you do not need to create a Cvent login to register for the conference. However, you may if you’d like to quickly access your registration ticket, view breakout session times and any necessary information for the conference. This also will allow you to make any registration changes, in the event of a transfer of registration or cancellation. Register here.
If you are registering for one or more tickets and are unable to pay via credit card, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount of tickets that you would like to purchase, specify the ticket levels for each ticket you want to buy and the resulting total cost. The Facing Race team will confirm your request by email. Upon confirmation, please mail a check to Race Forward.
Once the check is received, Race Forward will provide you with a unique code(s) by email. Use the code(s) to register for Facing Race on Cvent.
Make checks payable to:
Mail checks to:
Attn: Hiba Elyass/Facing Race
145 E 57th St
New York, NY10022
**Please be sure to include your full name and registration confirmation number on checks.**
Credit Card Authorization will be requested at the time of your ticket purchase. Please contact Helyass@raceforward.org for more information and title the subject line to read: Facing Race International Payment.
Yes, you can register for another person during the online registration process.
Please note: you will be asked for demographic and contact information for each registrant, as well as personalized information including language access needs. If you are registering on behalf of someone else, please make sure you have accurate information available.
If you are registering 5 or more people and are interested in a group discount, please contact Hiba Elyass at email@example.com to receive more information.
In the case of a “transfer,” a ticket that has already been purchased is put in another person’s name. No money is refunded. Tickets can be transferred at any time. If you want to transfer your ticket to someone else, please contact the Facing Race team at Facingrace@raceforward.org and title the subject line: FR20 Ticket transfer.
Before transferring a ticket that has been purchased to another person, it is important to first confirm that the person who will receive the transferred ticket qualifies for a ticket at the same price as the one originally purchased. If there is a difference in price between the two tickets, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have a refund processed.
If you are no longer able to attend the 2020 Facing Race conference, refunds are possible.
Cancellations received in writing/via email before October 1, 2020 will receive a refund for their registration fee as follows:
Refund If Canceled By:
75% until 6/30/2020
50% until 8/30/2020
25% until 9/30/2020
Please note: no refunds will be processed after October 1, 2020. Refunds will be issued in the form of the original method of payment to the person or organization that made the payment. If the refund request is made after 90 days after the payment date, all refunds will be issued via check to the original payee. Please allow up to 4 weeks for the refund to be processed.
You can also:
- Request to transfer your registration to someone in your organization or network.
- Donate your registration as a scholarship to those who need registration support.
Please contact Hiba Elyass at email@example.com for more information on any of these options.
A portion of your ticket to Facing Race may be tax-deductible — please contact your tax advisor with additional questions. Note that donations to Race Forward may be tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
The last day to purchase tickets is November 6th, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.
At Race Forward we talk about race explicitly, but not exclusively. With our “Race And” approach to racial justice movement-making, we value the voices, experiences, cultures, intellect, and multi-dimensionality of all people of color.
To support our programming & ensure that it meets the needs of our community, we ask optional questions to learn more about our audience. We understand privacy concerns, so these questions are optional and not required for conference registration. Any information you feel comfortable sharing is secure and confidential, to be used in aggregate form and without identifiers (e.g., name, email).
Thank you for your support.
Registration opens on November 13th, 2019. Please check the Facing Race website for more details.
Yes, you are able to cancel your ticket via the Cvent platform. You can log back into the system to cancel your ticket registration. Please be mindful that you will NOT receive your full funds if cancelled after June 30, 2020! Please refer to the refund policy.
Yes, you can log in using the credentials originally created to register for the conference. You can use the confirmation number received in your email to access your account and purchase the add on ticket separately. You will then receive a new confirmation number via email.
Accessibility & Access
Facing Race strives to create an inclusive and respectful space for all attendees. In order to do so, we have incorporated several resources to increase accessibility for attendees. These include All-Gender restrooms, Physical and Emotional Accessibility resources, and more.
We are working to ensure that all of our virtual platforms are as accessible as possible. Our goal is to provide services such as close captioning, ASL, and translation. We’ll provide more information as we get closer to the conference.
Facing Race Conference App
Please plan ahead for reliable connectivity so you can enjoy Facing Race as it happens. We’ll have tech assistants on hand to help with any problem you might have with the platform. And don’t worry: all panels, trainings, and keynotes will be recorded and shared for later viewing.