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Think Forward Summit

2021 Think Forward Summit

The field of global education & culture exchange is uniquely positioned to advance justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in and through its work locally, nationally, and internationally.  To be effective, we must stay abreast of trends and developments in higher education, diversity & inclusion practices, and workforce development. 

The 2021 Think Forward Summit will bring together thought leaders from across higher education, global education, and cultural exchange as well as senior leaders from the private and public sector to discuss future trends and challenges through the lens of global education and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

This one-day event will provide expert perspectives from around the world on innovative and forward-thinking ideas on the role that global education and diversity, equity, and inclusion can play to address the challenges and opportunities that we face today and how we can prepare the next generation for a more globally inclusive world.


Time (ET) Session Title
8:00 - 9:00am On-Site Light Breakfast Networking
9:00 - 10:00am Virtual Plenary 1
The Future of Global Education Post-Pandemic

In this panel, senior global education leaders from the Global North and Global South will reflect on the future of global higher education and discuss interventions needed to transform our institutions to ensure greater inclusivity and more equitable practices, policies, and cultures.

10:15 - 11:15am Virtual Plenary 2
The Future of Higher Education in a Globally Diverse World

This fireside chat welcomes leaders of higher education institutions to discuss the future of higher education. How are these institutions addressing today’s challenges and preparing the next generation to live, work, and engage in a globally inclusive world?

11:30 - 12:30pm Virtual Plenary 3
The Role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a Global Workforce

What is the role of global diversity, equity, and inclusion competence in the workforce and how are we preparing our students for an ever-evolving professional landscape? Senior leaders from the private and public sector will share their perspectives on the growing trends and challenges in investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion in an increasingly global workforce.

12:30 - 1:30pm On-Site Networking
 Stay tuned for further details on the 2021 Think Forward Summit schedule.



Members: $249

Non-members: $324


*Pricing listed is for those not attending the Main Conference.

Please visit the Registration Page for the pricing for those attending the Global Inclusion 2021.