SIETAR USA 2021: Mind, Culture, and Society 

Join SIETAR USA in Omaha October 8-11, 2021 as we gather to explore connections between Mind, Culture, and Society! How does the intersection of these three vital aspects change how we view and react to the world around us?  The schisms in today’s world—rural/urban immigrant/citizen; and the gaps caused by differences in religion; race; gender; sexual orientation, and politics—challenge us daily. How does a deeper understanding and intersection of these three factors enhance our capacity to bridge such schisms?  This conference will shine a light on the impact of emerging neuroscience applications, current perspectives on culture, and social parameters within the Intercultural and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion fields.

The three educational pillars for this year's conference include:

Mind: Leveraging Neuroscience and Beyond. Scientists studying the brain have applied
their findings to many areas of human interaction. Most significantly neuroscientists are
increasing our understanding of the mind in such areas as prejudice and bias as well as
intercultural competence and understanding. What can we learn from them that applies
to our work?

Culture: Foundational Innovation. What are the latest innovative techniques in teaching
about cultural competence? How does culture express itself in the work we do, in the
leadership of world organizations? In individual cultures?  What does recent research
say about culture?

Society: Dynamic Intersections. What is the impact of social media and technology on
how we understand culture? What are the issues facing today’s societies in the United
States and across the world?  How does DEI intersect with Interculturalism? Are they
compatible or do they, by their very nature, compete with one another?

Our educational offerings will be focused in Education, Training or Research in these areas. The Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open - Priority Deadline is April 30, 2021. Visit Conference Proposals for more information, start thinking about your topic of choice, and get ready to submit!

    We hope you'll plan to join us in Omaha for a conference designed to support you with stimulating thinking, inspiring insights, expanding skills and renewing commitments—we will work together to explore important questions and seek avenues of human connection.

    The 2021 Conference Venue:

    Hilton Omaha

    1001 Cass Street

    Omaha, NE 68102-1152


    2020 Conference Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsors




    Supporting Sponsors


    Friends of SIETAR USA

    Sandra M. Fowler



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