Philadelphia has always enjoyed a reputation as a city overflowing with history and culture. In addition to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, visitors and locals alike experience our rich, diverse history that underlines the very fabric that helped build Philadelphia.
Come explore our dynamic neighborhoods and attractions, world-renowned restaurants and eclectic shopping (clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free!). From one of the country’s oldest and largest “Gayborhoods” to thriving African American, Latino, Native American and Asian communities, our city is open and welcoming to visitors of all backgrounds and cultures.
Best of all, Philadelphia’s compact downtown places all of this and so much more within a short walk or cab ride from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and any downtown hotel.
PHL Diversity raises Philadelphia’s profile as an ethnically diverse convention and visitor destination by showcasing our city’s vibrant multicultural communities, and by encouraging social responsibility in the hospitality industry. We understand that, in order to be a leader, we must go beyond simply accepting “equal opportunity” – we must value and embrace diversity as a strategic competitive advantage.
PHL Diversity celebrates 30 years of building more than great conventions — we celebrate and accelerate cultural diversity and intentional inclusion. Watch our video celebrating diversity, multiculturalism and Philadelphia.
Jennifer Ragan-Fore, Chief Events and Marketing Officer, International Society for Technology Education (ISTE), joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss the organization’s upcoming convention in Philadelphia. Leading the development of a large-scale convention for academic professionals and technology advocates can be a clash of cultures. However, being able to draw on past experiences and the strength of her relationships has helped to market and raise the reputation of the convention. With approximately 17,000 expected to attend, Ragan-Fore talks about the program and the direction of the organization.