Starting in 2004, AdvanceVT hosted annual "Advancing Women at Virginia Tech" workshops. Since 2008, the scope of the workshop has broadened to include all aspects of diversity, and the event is now entitled "Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech." Speakers have included Virginia ValianDenice DentonDamon Williams,Cathy TrowerFreeman HrabowskiKaran Watson, and Terrell Strayhorn. Topics discussed include unconscious bias, faculty mentoring, leadership competencies, and creating a climate of success for all students and faculty. All members of the Virginia Tech community interested in issues of academic diversity are invited to attend.