UNT Dallas Hosts First Advancing Socioeconomic Mobility Conference

April 20, 2023

The University of North Texas at Dallas is hosting the first-ever Advancing Socioeconomic Mobility Conference on April 20-21, 2023 at the Statler Hotel in Dallas.

The conference will bring together thought leaders from diverse backgrounds to speak about evidence-based and innovative approaches to address challenges students and community members face as they seek educational and career opportunities on the path toward upward mobility.

Byron Sanders

Sessions are intended for leaders of school districts, schools, higher education institutions and community-based organizations.

The conference is led by Dr. Milan Sevak, the Executive Director of the UNT Dallas Center for Socioeconomic Mobility through Education (CSME). The Center is dedicated to accelerating economic growth in North Texas through innovative programs and research.  

"We believe everyone should have the opportunity to achieve a living wage and thrive in vibrant neighborhoods," said Dr. Sevak in his opening remarks.

One of the key topics addressed at the conference is the current living wage and ways to double it by 2040. Helping students and citizens overcome social, physical and economic challenges will be a crucial part of that process.

For a conference agenda and more information about its goals and participants, visit advancingmobility.org