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The Conference Connection: News Regarding the 2019 National Conference in Atlanta

11 Apr 2019 7:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.

-Nelson Mandela

It seems that Halloween is far away but October will be here sooner than you think—it’s always like that. The Priority Deadline for the Call for Proposals is just around the corner and the Final Deadline is less than a month away. As things are coming together, we want to fill in details for you to be able to make plans to participate.

CFP: Have you checked out https://www.sietarusa.org/2019CFP. That puts you where you need to be to submit a proposal for the 2019 SIETAR USA Conference in Atlanta: From Adversity to Diversity, the Role of the Interculturalist. You don’t consider yourself an interculturalist because you are more of a Diversity and Inclusion kind of professional? We have a track for you!


  1. The Role of the Interculturalist: Diversity: Inclusion, and Social Justice
  2. The Role of the Interculturalist: Working with Specific Cultures
  3. The Role of the Interculturalist: Building Skills and Taking them to the Market Place

If your proposal doesn’t fit into one of the tracks, consider the main theme: From Adversity to Diversity: The Role of the Interculturalist and the name of the organization—a proposal regarding intercultural education, training and/or research would be most welcome!

The world has become an ever more complex, and polarized place. As professionals in a range of fields, public and private, we are called upon to move others from increasing adversity to welcoming diversity. How do we envision the Role of the Interculturalist in the myriad challenges facing our societies today? When and how does the interculturalist have a place at the table? Working and learning together, we can clarify our roles and share best practices that enhance our capacities to bring people together and foster greater workability for us all.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hamlin Grange is a sought-after keynote speaker and diversity trainer. He speaks eloquently and passionately about the power of diversity and the benefits of creating inclusive environments that value the perspectives and life experiences of everyone. Hamlin believes a deeper understanding of how culture affects human interactions is a vital prerequisite in today’s fast-paced transmedia world.

PROGRAM: Consider attending a Master Workshop. That list is about to be published and it is one of the best ever. The opening event on Wednesday evening October 30th is always informative and fun. There will be pre and post tours to consider too. And put a mask in your suitcase for the gala that is our equivalent of a Masked Ball.

COMMITTEES: There are still a few committee positions open so if you would like to help organize the conference in big or small ways, want to meet and interact with SIETAR leadership, this is a great way to expand your skills and networks with other intercultural and diversity & inclusion professionals. Send a no obligation inquiry to conferencechair@sietar.org to learn more.

LOGISTICS: The Marriott Airport Gateway Hotel couldn’t be more convenient. A free ride on the Skytrain from the terminal gets you to the hotel in a matter of minutes. The hotel has good SIETAR USA “chemistry.” Consider: a nice lobby for mixing and mingling, all the meeting rooms in one place with adjoining space for registration and exhibitors, an attractive ballroom for keynotes, meals, and the Silent Auction. The hotel is in easy walking distance to the Air Museum if you are into planes. And if you are into discounts, SIETAR USA has arranged for a discount with Delta Airlines. Watch for the details coming soon.

PR: Spread the Word! Would you like a conference bookmark to use in a book? Put on a bulletin board? Give to a friend? Contact Karen Fouts (info@sietarusa.org ) to request bookmarks with our famous hands banner. This is an easy and generous way to let your colleagues and SIETAR USA friends know that you support the conference and look forward to seeing them in Atlanta!

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