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Awards Gala & Dinner

Join Diversity Abroad in celebrating our collective achievements as a field during the 2nd Annual Awards Gala & Dinner. This formal event will provide an ideal backdrop for honoring the recipients of the Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education & the Global Student Leadership Awards. Admission is included for full conference & Monday one-day registrants. Gala only passes may be purchased for $100.

Attire: Business/Cocktail

Congratulations to the 2020 EDIIE Individual Award Finalists

Diversity Abroad is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) Individual Awards Category. The finalists in the EDIIE Individual Awards category have demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence within international education

Trailblazer (10+ years experience)

  • Dr. Laura Engel, George Washington University
  • Allegra Laing, Elon University
  • Dr. Penelope Pynes, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Dr. David Wick, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Rising Star (2-10 years experience)

  • Neal McKinney, DePauw University
  • Kory Saunders, North Carolina State University
  • Hernando Sevilla-Garcia, IES Abroad
  • Darin Smith-Gaddis, CAPA: The Global Education Network

Award Categories

Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education Awards

Institutional/Organizational Award Categories

  • Outreach, Marketing, and Recruitment
  • Student Engagement and Success
  • International Student Success
  • Organizational & Institutional Champion

Individual Award Categories

  • Rising Star (2 - 10 years)
  • Leadership (10+ years)
  • Executive Leadership Award

Global Student Leadership Award Categories

  • Global Student Leadership Award - Graduate
  • Global Student Leadership Award - Undergraduate

Sponsorship Opportunities

Before the Awards Gala, select Diversity Abroad members will host a reception with drinks and light snacks*. After 40 minutes of networking and relaxation, members will have a 15-20 minute talk showcasing their work in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion space. *Please note that sponsors will provide refreshments and choose the facilitators for the talk

Additionally, Diversity Abroad will invite up to 20 organizations to enjoy a higher profile at the Awards Gala & Dinner by sponsoring a table. Included in each sponsorship will be a sponsored table (signage placed on tabletop) as well as recognition during the event and in the conference program.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?  Please contact us today!