It’s that time of the year when pumpkin spice and conferences can be enjoyed all across the nation. As an avid conference attendee and presenter for several years, I offer my DEI insight in this article on how to make conferences more inclusive based on my conference attendance for 2023. In an effort to be clear in this article, when I say conference I am also referring to national summits I have attended and those I am currently registered to attend. Despite conferences taking the first steps to enact DEI they continue to perpetuate discriminatory practices and beliefs through vague language, inconsistent standards, and disconnect of actions. Read on to learn five ways to make your conference more inclusive.