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August Letter from the Conference Chair

06 Aug 2019 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Just 75 days until the 2019 SIETAR USA Conference begins in Atlanta, Georgia.  Have YOU registered yet?  If not, register HERE today.   It’s been very exciting seeing all the pieces of the conference coming together.  From Keynote speakers to Master Workshops, morning exercise activities and some great meal selections, there will be something for everyone at the conference.  Check out the list of inspiring speakers lined up for you. They bring expertise in intercultural communications, journalism, working with expat, immigrant, and refugee communities, building and growing your intercultural business, and will present some new ways of thinking about your role as an interculturalist as you approach your work in your field of focus.

You will also find 3 days of creative, challenging, insightful concurrent session in three tracks as well as general conference themed sessions.  Conference Theme:

From Adversity to Diversity: The Role of the Interculturalist

Track 1: The Role of the Interculturalist: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Track 2: The Role of the Interculturalist Working with Specific Cultures.

Track 3: The Role of the Interculturalist: Building Skills and Taking them to the Marketplace

Click HERE for a list of the presenters and titles.  Start selecting your favorites now.

Pre-Conference options.  There are 8 Master workshops on Wednesday led by experts in the field.  Click here to see the list and descriptions.  Which ones are right for you?

Pre-Conference tours of Atlanta.  You’ll explore some of the highlights of Atlanta and learn about the rich history of civil and human rights work in Atlanta as well as see how Atlanta is embracing diversity today.  Click HERE for more information and to register for a pre or post tour.

As you review the myriad options at the conference check out the scholarship and volunteer options too.  Both are a great way to attend the conference and get to know colleagues and leaders in intercultural, diversity, and inclusion work. 

Finally, for a comprehensive list of all conference information, click HERE.  You’ll find all the information and links in one place.  (They are all on the SIETAR USA website as well).

We hope you’ll find all you are looking for and more at the 2019 conference.  I look forward to seeing YOU there.

Karen J Lokkesmoe

SIETAR 2019 Conference Chair

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