Project Description

The Bigger Discussion
Monday, October 15, 2018
3:30 PM


THE BIGGER DISCUSSION is back by popular demand!

Since the Bigger Discussion was first introduced as a catalyst for honest, powerful dialog about Diversity & Inclusion, over 80,000 people have watched TBD as part of a live audience or viewed the video series on YouTube—more than any other industry related videos by far! This year, TBD VII takes it to another level, returning to the industry’s largest stage, the NMSDC National Conference in August, TX. TBD’s co-founder and resident moderator, Dr. Scott Vowels, welcomes the executive leaders of NMSDC, MBDA, USPAAC (invited), USHCC (invited) and the American Indian Chamber of Commerce.

These leading organizations for minority-owned businesses will assemble on one stage for a ‘no holds barred’ conversation that promises to engage, reveal and examine the State of Minority Owned Business in America from the perspective of those who are leading us there.


Susan Au Allen
National President & CEO
U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Education Foundation (USPAACC)

Henry Childs, III
National Director
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency

Tracey Stanhoff
American Indian Chamber of Commerce

Adrienne Trimble
President & CEO

Scott A. Vowels, PhD
Supplier Diversity