A Few Items You Might Want to Know About - August 2019


Conference Early Bird Deadline: September 15, 2019!

Coming to the Conference in Atlanta? Be sure to check out the SIETAR USA discount with Delta Airlines. Here is what you need to know:

SIETAR USA Delta Airlines Special Discounted Rates

You have to call Delta to get the discount; not your own agent. The Delta Phone Number is +1-800-328-1111. The discount varies depending on the class of your ticket. The Locator Number is NMT5U and the contract number is 432440.

SIETAR USA CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Have you tried Whova? We are returning to the abbreviated printed program—which will be environmentally supportive—by taking advantage of an electronic program: Whova. We used it in 2017 and it was well received, therefore as soon as we announce that Whova is alive, get on board and have fun with it. It will have expanded information about the presenters and their sessions. It has a chat room to connect with old friends. The printed program this year will have only the presenter’s name(s), title of their presentation, the room assigned for that session, as well as the day and time.

Volunteers: There is still time to volunteer for the conference. Get involved, get a reduction in your registration cost, make a contribution. Find out how to volunteer in the conference section of the SIETAR USA website.

Silent Auction: Bring treasures to share. With all the travel inherent in an intercultural career, it is easy to overload your living quarters with lovely souvenirs from abroad. The Silent Auction is a good place for some of those items. You can also contribute a piece of your time as a coach or consultant, and we need a few large-ticket items for the Live Auction.

Masked Ball: Yes, this conference is over the Halloween weekend. We thought it would be fun to add some zip to the mix and mingle time prior to the Gala Banquet and Dance on Friday evening. Masks are welcome, ball gowns and tuxedos are not necessary.

SIETAR USA Webinars: The schedule of webinars for the rest of 2019 should be posted soon - watch the website for that information!

The September will take place on September 10, 2019, from 11:00am-12:30 pm (ET). September's presentation is "Experiencing Civil Rights: My Story", and the webinar presenter is Kelli McLoud-Schingen who will talk with us about Civil Rights. Kelli says: "The fight for civil rights is a personal story for me and my family, as well as for most African-Americans in this country, and one which has shaped my work in the intercultural field. My aunt was a Freedom Rider, my uncle was a Black Panther and my grandfather served in World War II and was welcomed home, not as a soldier, but with racism and violence.  While Jim Crow laws were abolished decades ago, our current climate shows that there is still a lot that needs to be accomplished to eradicate discrimination and inequities and to heal the racial divide in the U.S. In preparation for the SIETAR USA conference in Atlanta, home of Martin Luther King and the birth of the civil rights movement, please join me as I share my perspective and passion to fight for racial justice, and learn more about the history of the movement and what we as interculturalists can do to support anyone living under the cloud of prejudice, bias and discrimination." Click here to register!

Join us for the September webinar and we look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!!!

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