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Allies for Social Justice and Equality Lunch & Learn

This lunch and learn opportunity will feature a panel of social justice community organizers, and activists who will share the ways in which they have infused social justice principles and practices into their programming, campus or organizational culture(s), and/or work environments(s). This opportunity is a must for those committed to social justice and equality for all.

Women of Color Empowerment and Leadership Lunch & Learn

Intended for professionals and graduate students who self-identify as women of color and/or allies for women of color, this lunch includes an intimate opportunity to connect with colleagues, and listen to and be inspired by dynamic speakers as they share their leadership journey, experiences and strategies for success in global education.

Professional Pathways in Global Education Forum

The Professional Pathways in Global Education Forum provides an opportunity for conference attendees to hear from seasoned professionals representing four sectors of global education: Education Abroad Office, Third Party Provider, Incoming International Student Support Services, and Social Entrepreneurship. An expert panel of diverse backgrounds will provide insight into the job market outlook for each of the aforementioned sectors, with focus on the specific skills and experiences employers are seeking in applicants. Following the moderated panel, attendees will join table conversations with key representatives from each industry to foster meaningful connections and answer industry-specific questions. As part of this session, attendees will receive a resource sheet outlining the top tips for career advancement in each sector. Whether or not a job search is in your future, this session will include key perspectives on how to continue growing as a Global Education professional.

Perspectives from Minority Serving Institutions

As international education becomes more ingrained into the fabric of higher education many Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are engaged in innovative activities to ensure their students have the skills and knowledge to be successful in the global market. These sessions will explore innovative practices, research, program models and current trends from colleagues at MSIs or those who partner with MSIs on inbound and outbound international education.


On April 9 and 10, 2018, in conjunction with the 6th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference, Diversity Abroad will host the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer & Senior International Officer Strategic Leadership Forum. The goal the Leadership Forum is to convene an intimate cohort of CDOs and SIOs to chart a path toward strategic collaboration as higher education institutions tackle the challenges and opportunities of both comprehensive internationalization and diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Learn More!