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FAQs

General Questions

Why has the 8th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference been postponed?

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Diversity Abroad decided to postpone the conference due to the ongoing and increased challenges presented by COVID-19 including the public health risk, current and potential new travel restrictions and recommendations to cancel large events like the Diversity Abroad Conference.

 

When and where  will the 8th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference take place?

We have decided to move the 8th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference to a virtual platform this summer, which will take place August 3-7, 2020 with pre-conference engagement ⁠— including pre-conference workshops ⁠— on July 29-31 and a post-conference engagement period on August 10-11. Planning is underway and we will keep our community updated as details are finalized. Please note that session content will be available on-demand following the real-time sessions through November 2020.

 

What is included in conference registration? 

Full conference registrants will have access to the following:

  • Pre-conference workshops (complimentary)
  • “Bag” Lunch & Learns (complimentary)
  • 10% discount off registration for the 2021 Diversity Abroad Conference

All registrants — including one-day registrants will have access to on-demand session recordings and related materials through November 2020.

 

Will the Annual Diversity Abroad Conference take place in the fall going forward?

Yes, going forward the annual Diversity Abroad Conference will be held each fall.

 

Will registration re-open for the 8th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference?

Yes, we will reopen registration in June 2020. Stay tuned for more information.

Presenters and Program

I was a scheduled presenter, do I need to reconfirm my plans to present? 

Diversity Abroad will email session chairs with instructions for re-confirming your commitment to present at the virtual 2020 conference.

 

Will the concurrent session schedule be the same? 

Diversity Abroad’s goal, to the degree possible, is to maintain the integrity of the current schedule while maximizing opportunities afforded through a virtual platform. Full conference registrants can expect to have access to real-time session content, on demand recordings, cohort-style options to facilitate engagement with other attendees, and bonus sessions such as “bag lunch & learns” and pre-conference workshops.

 

I was really looking forward to hearing Ibram X. Kendi and Tia Brown McNair speak in the plenary sessions. Will the keynotes be the same?

We are eager to welcome plenary speakers to the 2020 Diversity Abroad Conference. At this time, we are working to confirm availability on the new dates. Stay tuned for more information.

Specific Events

I registered for the Strategic Leadership Forum. Will this event still occur in the fall?

The inaugural Community College Global Education Forum will take place in 2020. Diversity Abroad will be in touch directly with current participants regarding new dates and registration details.

 

I registered for the Community College Global Education Forum. Will this event still occur in the fall? 

The inaugural Community College Global Education Forum will take place in 2020. Diversity Abroad will be in touch directly with current participants regarding new dates and registration details.

 

I nominated a student for the Global Student Leadership Summit.  Will this event still occur in the fall? 

The annual Global Student Leadership Summit will take place virtually on July 29-31, 2020. Current registrations will be automatically transferred to the Summer 2020 virtual Global Student Leadership Summit. Alternatively, nominators can nominate a new student if their nominee is no longer able to attend. Graduating student nominees’ are welcome to participate in the virtual GSLS program or their placement can be reserved for a new student from that nominating institution/organization. Please contact Diversity Abroad at conference@diversityabroad.org for instructions to facilitate this change.

 

When will the 2020 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in International Education (EDIIE) Awards winners be announced?

The EDIIE winners and finalists were announced at the end of March 2020 and will be recognized during the 2020 annual Diversity Abroad Conference.

 

Will the Innovation Competition still take place?

We plan to hold the Innovation Competition during the 2020 annual Diversity Abroad Conference.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

I’m a sponsor of the 2020 Diversity Abroad Conference. Will my sponsorship automatically be transferred to the rescheduled dates?

 Your sponsorship will automatically be applied to the new 2020 dates.  We will work with each sponsor to ensure a smooth transition and outcome for all of us. We appreciate your patience. If you have urgent questions, please contact Chris LeGrant at clegrant@diversityabroad.org.