Project Description

The Bigger Discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
2:15 PM – 5:15 PM


In the five years since The Bigger Discussion was first introduced as a catalyst for honest, powerful dialog about Diversity & Inclusion, over 70,000 people have watched TBD I-IV as part of a live audience or viewed the video series on YouTube—more than any other industry related video by far! This year, TBD V takes it to another level, debuting on the industry’s largest stage, the NMSDC National Conference in Detroit, MI. TBD’s co-founder and resident moderator, Dr. Scott Vowels, welcomes the executive leaders of NMSDC, WBENC, NGLCC and NVBDC.

For the first time ever, Corporate America’s four recognized national certification agencies for minority-, women-, veteran- and LGBTQ-owned businesses will assemble on one stage for a ‘no holds barred’ conversation that promises to engage, provoke, reveal and examine the present reality and the Future of Supplier Diversity from the perspective of those who are leading us there.


Scott Vowels
Head of Supplier Diversity

Louis Green
Interim President
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

Keith King
National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

Justin Nelson
Co-Founder & President
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

Pamela Prince-Eason
President and CEO
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)