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2023 Schedule

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 31

8:00 - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
8:30 - 12:30 pmPre-Conference Workshops

Schedule subject to change. Check back for updates throughout the summer.

Tuesday, October 31

8:00 - 5:30pmRegistration Open
8:30 - 3:00pmPre-Conference Workshops
10:00am-12:00pmLocal Engagement & Tour
12:00-5:00pm Exhibitor Set Up
3:00 -4:15pmSpecial Sessions
5:30 - 7:00pmOpen Plenary | Fireside with Bakari Sellers
7:00 - 8:30pmWelcome Reception

Wednesday, November 1

7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 - 8:00 amWellness Activity
8:00 - 9:00 amBreakfast Tables
9:00 - 10:00 amBenjamin A. Gilman Program 2021-2022 Top Producers Plenary

The U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Scott Weinhold will announce the Gilman Top Producers for academic year 2021-2022. He will present a recorded virtual message from Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Rounding out the Gilman Program's continued emphasis on foreign policy issues, including this year on refugees and migration, 2018 Gilman alumnus (Romania) Qusay Hussein will share how study abroad and participation in Gilman alumni engagements affected his career trajectory. A panel of Top Producer representatives will follow, to share their strategies for reaching applicants and leveraging the Gilman Program to promote international education on their campuses. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is proud to have supported 3,121 Gilman Scholars from 52 U.S. states and territories to study or intern in more than 100 countries during academic year 2021-2022. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides life-changing opportunities to outstanding undergraduate students with high financial need to study or intern abroad, showcasing the rich diversity of the United States around the world while bringing back the global skills needed for our national security and economic security.
10:00-10:45 amExhibitor Fair & Coffee Break
11:00am-12:00 pmConcurrent Session Block 1
12:00-1:20 pmBreak
1:20-1:50 pmCritical Issues Block 1
2:00-2:30 pmCritical Issues Block 2
2:30-3:00 pmExhibitor Fair & Coffee Break
3:00-4:00 pmConcurrent Session Block 2
4:00-5:00 pmPoster Session
4:30-5:30 pmCommunities of Practice Meet Up
6:00-7:00 pmNewcomers Reception / Hosted Receptions
7:00-9:00 pmRestaurant Hop

Thursday, November 2

7:00-5:00 pmRegistration
7:30-8:30 amWellness Activity
8:30-10:00 amConcurrent Session Block 3
10:00-10:45 amExhibitor Fair & Coffee & Break
11:00-12:00 pmPlenary 2
12:00-1:15 pmThematic Lunches
1:30-2:20 pmConcurrent Session Block 4
2:30-3:20 pmConcurrent Session Block 5
3:30 - 4:30 pmGlobal Inclusion Lounges
4:00-4:50 pmConcurrent Session Block 6
6:30-8:30 pmEDIIE Awards Gala (included in Full Access Pass)
8:30-9:45 pmNetworking & No-host Cocktail hour

Friday, November 3

7:30- 12:00 pmRegistration
8:00-8:15amWellness Activity
8:00-1:00 pmStrategic Leadership Forum
9:00-9:50 amConcurrent Session Block 7
9:45-10:30 amExhibitor Fair & Coffee Break
10:30-11:20 amConcurrent Session Block 8
11:30-12:30 pmClosing Plenary
12:30-1:00 pmAction Planning
1:00-2:00 pmFairwell Toast
Writing Our Way Forward for International Educators Workshop

The Arts and Humanities play a critical role in International Education. Stories connect, inspire, and generate empathy. This unique workshop, curated by the Abraham Consulting Agency, will use writing as a tool for energy and motivation and explore themes and questions related to International Education.  You will also generate innovative ideas to impact your day-to-day work.

Registration Information: $207 (Limited discounted spots available thanks to our generous sponsors). Register here with the Abraham Consulting Agency by October 13, 2023 to secure your spot.

Keshia Abraham, PhD

Giselda Beaudin 

*Please note that this workshop is not included in the 2023 Global Inclusion Conference Full Access Pass. Questions about registration and the workshop should be directed to the Abraham Consulting Agency.

Schedule subject to change. Check back for updates throughout the summer.

Wednesday, November 1

8:00-5:00pmRegistration Open
6:00-7:00pmGSLS Welcome Social (Optional)

Thursday, November 2

8:00-5:00pmRegistration Open
8:30-10:00amWelcome Breakfast, Cohort Building, Goal Setting
10:00-10:30amBreak | Exhibit Hall
10:30-12:00pmWorkshop Block #1
12:00-1:00pmNetworking Lunch with Sponsors
1:00-2:15pmWorkshop Block #2
2:30-4:30pmSimulation Activity
6:00-8:00pmEDIIE Awards Gala (Optional)

Friday, November 3

8:00-9:00amResume Power Hour | Headshot Photos (Optional)
9:00-10:15amSession Block #1
10:15-10:45amExhibit Hall Break
10:45-12:00pmSession Block #2
12:00 - 1:30pmBreak
1:30-2:45pmSession Block #3
3:00-4:00pmStudent Panel
4:00-5:00pmConference Reflections: Major Takeaways and Action Plan

For a detailed schedule with session titles, descriptions, and speakers, visit the conference agenda page.


Concurrent Session

Concurrent sessions are 60-minute interactive sessions that include panel discussion and slide presentations. Presenters are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues and professionals from different campus units/offices and/or with colleagues from other institutions for greater consideration. Presenters are encouraged to develop a tool/resource/framework that can be shared with the attendees.

Deep Dive Session

Deep Dive sessions provide an opportunity for participants to interact with the session content through hands-on activities and discussions. Deep Dive sessions are 75 minutes, including a 30-45 minute presentation with the additional time remaining for real-time engagement including breakout sessions. Presenters must develop a tool/resource/framework that can be shared with the attendees. For example, hiring sessions (sample interview rubric to mitigate inclusive bias, sample rubric for evaluating best practices).


The e-posters encourage conference attendees to explore emerging themes in global education, diversity, and inclusion through interactive dialogue and visual representations (infographics, pictures, graphs, etc.). Topics may encompass a broad range of topics such as multicultural student experiences, promising practices, case studies, and research. Presenters will have the opportunity to submit a 5 minute video presentation of their poster that will be accessible to attendees during the 60-minute session. Real-time engagement with attendees will be limited.

Critical Issues

The 30-minute Critical Issues sessions are live sessions to explore critical issues related to the overarching track. Optional to include slides in the presentation. Real time engagement with attendees through polls and Q&A chat. Presenters are encouraged to develop a tool/resource/framework that can be shared with the attendees.

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The Global Inclusion Conference includes plenary and keynote speakers and will periodically consider inquires from prospective speakers. Complete the inquiry form below if you would like to be considered as a prospective speaker.