Thank you to all who attended
Othering & Belonging 2017!

Check out the video compilation of our conference below featuring interviews from attendees and speakers and snapshots of the 1200 attendees gathered in Oakland for this event advancing a world where ALL belong. 


If you attended the 2017 conference, please take a moment and rate the conference as a whole here, and rate any of the keynote talks, panels, and breakout sessions here.

We greatly value your feedback!  

The Othering & Belonging Conference is a dynamic gathering over 2.5 days of a diverse group of attendees, visionary speakers, exhibiting artists, leading scholars, and emerging changemakers who will be together in a focused space to advance concrete strategies and aspirational visions for a world centered on inclusion. 


There was a grace, an ease, an openness that I’ve rarely experienced publicly. It was a restorative, centering, renewing, remembering experience.
— 2015 attendee


Eduardo Vega
Eduardo Vega is CEO of Dignity Recovery Action! International, a consulting and technical assistance collective focused on social change, social justice and behavioral health systems transformation fueled by the “lived experience” of people who have been there. An internationally recognized thought leader in recovery-oriented programs and policy, consumer/user engagement, stigma reduction, men’s health and suicide prevention, Vega’s work as a change agent and innovator continues to drive the forefront of change for mental health worldwide.  



“It was a wonderful experience, a beautiful crowd, and gratifying at every level... The feeling in that room was electrifying. It gave me great hope for our future. Thanks for letting me be part of such a groundbreaking event.”
— Andrew Solomon, author, 2015 Keynote Speaker

Our post-conference video recap of the Othering and Belonging conference held in Oakland, CA April 24-26, 2015.

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Photos from our 2015 conference, featuring: bell hooks, Naomi Klein, Andrew Solomon, Charles Blow, Ai-jen Poo, Angela Glover Blackwell, Manuel Pastor, Joanna Macy, Shakti Butler, Rudolfo Mendoza-Denton, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, the late Lynn Manning, Destiny Arts Dance Company, and many many more. See more pix on our Photos page and in our Facebook album. Thank you to Oakland-based photographer Eric Arnold for these amazing images of an incredible weekend.

The Othering & Belonging Conference is organized by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley. Find out more here.