PHL Diversity

Why Choose Philadelphia: Embracing Diversity

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.

2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

On behalf of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, PHL Diversity, Temple University School of Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management and Lodging Media, we are thrilled to announce the Diversity and Inclusion Conference will return to Philadelphia in the Spring 2020 tackling diversity, inclusion and equity issues.

The 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Conference is a multi-industry and educational summit dedicated to the exchange of insights and concepts about Diversity & Inclusion best practices. “Where Diversity and Inclusion Intersects with Academic and Corporate Strategies” also, expanding sessions and examining current issues.

For a second year, proceeds from the Diversity & Inclusion Conference will benefit students at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). Learn more at:


Judge Renée Caldwell Hughes, President and CEO, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), joins the PHL Diversity Podcast to discuss the progress she has made since taking over the organization in January. The esteemed organization, founded by Reverend Dr. Leon Sullivan in 1964, has helped tens of thousands achieve self-sustainability through workforce opportunities. Judge Hughes is an accomplished executive, formerly of The Hughes Group and American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania, who served for 15 years on the City of Philadelphia’s court system.

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