SIETAR-USA Annual Conferences and Events

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Upcoming events

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Humphrey School for Public Affairs, Freeman Commons Room, 301 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN

    Five Things You Probably Don't Know about Russia

    Drawing on the Cultural Detective framework, we will take a close look at Russian cultural lenses and explore real-life scenarios as we demonstrate how one can build competence in understanding and bridging US and Russian cultures. Russian cultural expert(s) will join us.

    We will meet in the Freeman Commons Room, Mezzanine Level at the University of Minnesota West Bank. See

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • Helsinki, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russa

    From Helsinki to St. Petersburg

    After the end of the Second World War, Europe, and the world in general, have been divided rigidly, building physical and mental “walls” into between East and West. Many years have been passed away since that time, and from 1989, together with a globalization process, many borders started to fall, allowing for more and more free movement of people, goods and ideas. But East and West division and many walls still exist even today. 

    Join us for this special SIETAR Russia and SIETAR Europa event which aims to open discussions on how to heal the wounds between Russia and the West. We aim to do so by accomplishing mainly two goals: 1) Bringing international relations into the intercultural field; 2) Bringing discussions from the intercultural space into the field of international relations. 

    Learn more.

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Concordia University, Buenger Education Center, 200 Syndicate Street North, St. Paul, MN

    Concordia UniversityPlan now for your fall professional development! SIETAR USA and SIETAR Minnesota have opened registration for the November 17th Inaugural SIETAR USA Saturday Seminar: Walk the Talk: Achieving Civility and Respect in Times of Polarization. This full-day seminar will take place at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.

    Speakers include:

    • William J. Doherty: educator, researcher, therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and community organizer who will draw on his experience to lay the groundwork for the day with an opening keynote address on cultural polarization in our times. The title of his keynote address will be: Polarized Politics and Polarized People: How Can We Move Forward?
    • Shannon Murphy Robinson: specializing in the neuroscience of diversity & inclusion and cultural agility will build on the keynote by exploring the role that the brain plays in polarization and how to work with the brain to bridge the us/them divide.
    • Karen J. Lokkesmoe: specialist in the intersection of intercultural and leadership competencies, she will present another take on cultural polarization drawing on core cultural frameworks that contribute to the complexity of polarization. 
    • Nagesh Rao: professor, storyteller, statistician, poet, and author, he will present strategies for bridging differences in education, health and business contexts.
    • Saumya Pant: activist and teacher will apply her expertise in interpersonal communication by demonstrating how stories can create dialogue and be powerful agents of change in highly divisive societies.
    • Holly Emert: will close the day with a big picture recap of the day and a call to action with time to reflect on how participants might use the knowledge, skills, and strategies presented in their own contexts.

    During this full-day event you will have the opportunity to hear from seasoned professionals who share their deep knowledge, insights, and strategies to address a topic relevant to our professional, educational, political and personal worlds. Time for reflection, discussing, connecting and networking are built into the program. Also included is time to mingle with colleagues over a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch.

    Scholarships are available for four undergraduate or graduate students. Click here to learn more about eligibility and the application process. Scholarship applications are due on October 17, 2018. 

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • Bangkok, Thailand

    Connect. Lead. Change. - Welcoming new perspectives to inspire and support people in transition

    FIGT is pleased to announce our 2019 Annual Conference #FIGT2019 will be held at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand on April 26-28, 2019.  We promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.

    Conference proposals are due September 30th. Click here to learn more, including scholarship information.

    • 27 May 2019
    • 02 Jun 2019
    • KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    Dialogues on Diversity

    Call for submissions is open until November 18, 2018. See for more inormation.

Past events

12 Oct 2018 SIETAR Polska Congress 2018
10 Oct 2018 Webinar: Marketing Your Cross-Cultural Business
13 Sep 2018 SIETAR Brasil Conference
18 Jul 2018 Japanese Culture – Getting from Konnichi wa to Karaoke
18 Oct 2017 SIETAR USA 17th Annual Conference
27 Apr 2017 Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
24 Apr 2017 Isra and Mi'raj
24 Apr 2017 Yom HaShoah
16 Apr 2017 Easter
14 Apr 2017 Good Friday
10 Apr 2017 Passover
09 Apr 2017 Palm Sunday
08 Nov 2016 Super Tuesday (USA Elections)
01 Nov 2016 Native American Heritage Month
31 Oct 2016 Halloween
30 Oct 2016 Diwali
16 Oct 2016 World Food Day
07 Sep 2016 Independence Day Brazil
05 Sep 2016 Labor Day in USA
22 Jun 2016 SIETAR USA Executive Board meeting
21 Jun 2016 International Day of Yoga
20 Jun 2016 National Refugee Day
19 Jun 2016 Juneteenth
19 Jun 2016 Father's Day (USA)
14 Jun 2016 Flag day
08 Jun 2016 SIETAR USA Board Of Directors meeting
06 Jun 2016 Start of Ramadan
01 Jun 2016 June - LGBT PRIDE month
01 Jun 2016 Children's Day in China
01 Jun 2016 Children's Day In Poland
20 Apr 2016 All You Need to Know about Proposing for and Presenting at SIETAR-USA Conference
17 Mar 2016 March 2016 Webinar: Millennials and Generational Competence
17 Feb 2016 The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: Riot, Remembrance, and “Reconciliation”
15 Aug 2015 Sneak-Peak of SIETAR-USA’s 15th Anniversary Annual Conference
15 Jun 2015 Being an LGBT Ally
15 May 2015 Discussion with Authors: Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves
15 Apr 2015 Cultural Detective’s Contest!! Also, Check out the SIETARUSA Conference CFP
15 Mar 2015 How to Use Technology to Build Your Platform in 2015
15 Feb 2015 Uncovering the Secrets of African Americans' Contributions Around the World
23 Jan 2015 Janet Bennett’s Forecast of Intercultural Crossroads
15 Jan 2015 Patricia M Coleman, SIETAR-USA President's Vision of SIETAR-USA 2015 and beyond
06 Nov 2013 SIETAR-USA 2013 Conference
17 Oct 2012 SIETAR-USA 2012 Conference
13 Apr 2011 SIETAR-USA 2011 Conference
22 Jan 2011 Intercultural Solutions for a Sustainable World
01 Dec 2010 ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010
25 Nov 2010 Young SIETAR's 11th Annual Conference
13 Oct 2010 2010 NASAGA Conference
06 Oct 2010 Languages & The Media
30 Sep 2010 Women as Intercultural Leaders: Imagination, Innovation, Integrity
26 May 2010 eLearning Africa 2010
03 May 2010 LANGUAGES & BUSINESS 2010
14 Apr 2010 SIETAR-USA Annual Conference
20 Nov 2009 EXPOLINGUA Berlin 2009
03 Nov 2009 Global Dialogue Conference
28 Oct 2009 Coaching Across Culture
22 Oct 2009 SIETAR-New York Meeting
07 Oct 2009 Laughter, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning
05 Jun 2009 IALIC Symposium
27 May 2009 eLearning Africa 2009, the 4th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training
01 Apr 2009 SIETAR-USA 2009 Conference
12 Mar 2009 Milestones in Intercultural Relations: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals
12 Feb 2009 Fifteenth International Education Fair
29 Oct 2008 LANGUAGES & THE MEDIA, 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media
22 Oct 2008 SIETAR 2008 Global Conference
15 Oct 2008 NASAGA 40th Annual Conference
13 Oct 2008 Moving Beyond Mobility
19 Aug 2008 Understanding Conflicts - Cross-Cultural Perspectives
11 Aug 2008 Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
09 Jul 2008 Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
07 Jul 2008 Leadership & Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa Conference
22 Jun 2008 SHRM 2008 Annual Conference
21 Jun 2008 Asian Texans: Our Struggles for Texanness
19 Jun 2008 Disney Keys to Excellence
18 Jun 2008 Global Leadership Forum
21 May 2008 ICCC5 Global Learning: Educating the World Citizen
21 May 2008 Annual Spring Intercultural Event
01 May 2008 Intercultural Cities Conference
25 Apr 2008 Center to Advance Education for Adults Conference
19 Apr 2008 Al Andalus! The Legend: then and now
15 Mar 2008 SIETAR Global Call for Papers Deadline
13 Mar 2008 Current Issues in Intercultural Relations

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