The Diversity Abroad Annual Conference — along with the Global Student Leadership Summit & the Strategic Leadership Forum — constitutes the most comprehensive national forum on issues of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education.
- 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.
- 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
You know why you want to attend the Diversity Abroad Conference, but you may need management’s approval to register. There are several strategies you can use that you can use to communicate effectively the value of your participation in conference activities. We have included a few below to get you started.
- Develop a list of things you expect to gain through the conference, and build your case by highlighting (1) how the issues covered at the conference affect your institution/organization & (2) how you and your institution/organization benefit from meeting others in the field working on these issues.
- Send a formal memo/your standard request form to your manager requesting permission to attend and outline your reasons for attending.
- Schedule a follow-up meeting with your boss to discuss the request.
The Collegial Connections program is a short-term opportunity designed to facilitate engagement between experienced professionals with 6+ years of professional experience and graduate students/new professionals during the Diversity Abroad Annual Conference. Diversity Abroad will provide suggestions for connecting prior to the annual event as well as onsite. Attendees will have an opportunity to sign up through the registration system through the end of Early Bird Registration period.