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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Since 2013 the annual Diversity Abroad Conference — along with the Global Student Leadership Summit & the MSI Global Education Summit — has constituted the most comprehensive national forum on issues of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education. In April 2018 over 500 education professionals, student leaders, employers, and leading graduate programs will meet in Miami, FL to chart a path forward to reach a shared vision — to ensure equitable access to global educational opportunities. The goal: that the next generation of young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to be academically, personally, and professionally successful in the 21st century interconnected world.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE CONFERENCE?

IDENTIFY & SHARE BEST PRACTICES

Glean insight from colleagues committed to diversity & inclusive excellence

STAY ABREAST OF TRENDS & NEW RESOURCES

Generate new ideas and share resources in a collaborative space

ESTABLISH & MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS WITH PROFESSIONALS

More than 500 professionals and student leaders attended the 2016 conference

ENGAGE IN CRITICAL DIALOGUE

Thought-provoking speakers and innovative session formats provide ample opportunity for these important discussions

PARTICIPATE IN HANDS-ON SESSIONS & TRAININGS

Expand your understanding through the conference tracks and in-depth workshops

WHY ATTEND?

Whether you're interested in exploring the value of diversity in global education, looking for new and creative ways to support diverse students throughout the education abroad process, or seeking ways to collaborate with other professionals in the field, this conference is not to be missed. You should attend the Diversity Abroad Conference if you are interested in:

  • Gaining a better understanding of developments in the area of diversity and inclusion in global education.
  • Being in a dedicated space to work with colleagues from around the nation to generate meaningful responses to the challenges colleges and universities face in reaching and supporting diverse and underrepresented populations for international programs.
  • Using your time at the conference to identify opportunities to engage and collaborate with colleagues from yours and other institutions.

WHO ATTENDS?

The professionals who attend the Diversity Abroad Conference range from Senior International or Chief Diversity Officers to human resources and career services professionals. Attendees come to the Diversity Abroad Conference from the following types of offices/organizations:

  • US and non-US Education Abroad & International Education (Senior International Officers, Directors, & Advisors)
  • Career Services
  • Diversity/Multicultural (Chief Diversity Officers, Directors, & Advisors)
  • Deans, Faculty & Academic Department Chairs
  • Student Academic Support (TRiO)
  • High School Counselors
  • International Students and Scholarship Services (Directors & Advisors)
  • Public/Private Sector Human Resources & Recruitment Professionals
  • Representatives from Education Abroad Organizations
  • Graduate Students
  • Government Representatives from Ministries of Education & Foreign Affairs

SESSION TYPES & NETWORKING

BIG IDEA TALKS

Brief, 10-minute presentations that allow conference goers to hear innovative ideas from experts in the field

PLENARIES

Several plenary sessions will be included in the conference program

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

60-minute or 75-minute sessions covering a range of topics relevant to the conference theme & tracks

NETWORKING BREAKS & LUNCH

Conference attendees will have ample opportunities to network with colleagues throughout the conference

WORKSHOPS

120-minute workshops feature an in-depth and interactive examination of the session content

POSTER COMMUNITY

Posters that highlight research in diversity and inclusion in global education

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