Global Inclusion is the most comprehensive forum for education professionals, students and stakeholders committed to leveraging equitable access to global education to achieve inclusive student success and to diversifying the international education profession.  

Global Inclusion is the only professional forum solely dedicated to advancing equitable access to the benefits of global education and to diversifying the field of international education. The 2024 Global Inclusion Conference will take place October 29 - November 1 in Washington, D.C.  

Global education can be a high impact practice that contributes to academic success,  interpersonal growth and career readiness. As such, all students and young people deserve equitable access to the benefits that global education and cultural exchange can afford.

With an increasingly diverse student population enrolled in education systems, it is imperative that educators and administrators continue to strengthen their skills, knowledge and competencies in diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure that global education is not only accessible, but designed to support all students.

Moreover, the field of global education and cultural exchange, like any sector, must be intentional in building a diverse pipeline of professionals and fostering a climate of inclusion and belonging in offices, organizations, and higher education institutions. We must strive to ensure our profession, and those in it, reflect the rich diversity of the communities in which we live and the students whom we support.

Each year the Diversity Abroad community gathers for Global Inclusion to tackle the challenges and opportunities diversity, equity, and inclusion presents to the field of global education and cultural exchange.


Whether you're interested in best practices on advising international students through an inclusive lens, seek to attract and retain diverse talent in office, examine the role of faculty in advancing global engagement or exploring how to support racial equity and student success through education abroad, Global Inclusion is not to be missed! You should attend Global Inclusion if you are interested in:

  • Gaining a better understanding of developments in the area of diversity and inclusion in global education.
  • Being in a dedicated space to work with colleagues from around the nation to generate meaningful responses to the challenges colleges and universities face in reaching and supporting diverse and underrepresented populations for international programs.
  • Using your time at the conference to identify opportunities to engage and collaborate with colleagues from yours and other institutions.


The professionals who present at and attend Global Inclusion come from around the world and range from Senior International and Chief Diversity Officers to human resources and career services professionals. Most often, attendees come from the following types of offices/organizations:

  • Senior Level International Officers
  • Senior Level Diversity & Inclusion Professionals
  • International Students and Scholars Services (Directors & Advisors)
  • Education Abroad (Directors and Advisors)
  • Representatives from International Education Organizations
  • Career Services
  • Diversity/Multicultural (Directors, & Advisors)
  • Deans, Faculty & Academic Department Chairs
  • Student Academic & Student Support (TRiO, Student Affairs)
  • Representatives of Government Agencies, Ministries of Education & Foreign Affairs
  • K-12 Administrators, High School Counselors and College Admission Directors
  • Public/Private Sector Human Resources & Recruitment Professionals
  • Graduate Students

Global Inclusion Conference Call for Proposals

Since 2013, Diversity Abroad’s annual conference has constituted the most comprehensive forum to share innovations, build community, and collaborate to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education and cultural exchange. We invite diverse perspective that represent a variety of institutions types, positions or roles, areas of global education and exchange (e.g., international student services, student affairs, faculty), and experience levels.

The 2024 Global Inclusion Conference will convene in person in Washington, DC, and we invite you to submit a proposal to present at the Annual Conference. The 2024 Global Inclusion Conference deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, April 19, 2024 at 11:59pm PST.


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Tips & Recommendations for Engaging with GIC24

Members of the DA team and the 2024 Global Inclusion Conference committee offer tips and recommendations on how to approach the call for proposals and EDIIE Awards, and discuss their experience attending and presenting at past GIC events. Whether you've attended GIC before or you're exploring reasons for attending, our colleagues share their experiences as attendees.


Early Bird Registration (May - August 2, 2024)                  Regular Registration (August 3 - September 27, 2024)  Late Registration (September 28, 2023 and onwards)
 Members: $749  Members: $899  Members: $999
 Non-Members: $999  Non-members: $1,149  Non-Members: $1249
 Graduate Students*: $449  Graduate Students*: $599   Graduate Students*: $699


*Verification of full-time graduate student status will be required to be submitted to [email protected] in order to finalize the registration.


Global Inclusion and the Strategic Leadership Forum provide an unparalleled opportunity to connect your brand, educational offerings, career opportunities, and/or services to a diverse population of education professionals and stakeholders committed to addressing and accelerating systemic and equitable change in all aspects of global education and cultural exchange. With hundreds of attendees, the Global Inclusion is the premier and most comprehensive gathering on diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education and culture exchange.


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The Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) is the premier leadership conference for students who are interested in further developing skills related to global diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Annual GSLS attracts dozens of students from colleges and universities nationwide with a simple goal: to develop the skills essential to being a successful and inclusive leader in a global society.


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Each year, Diversity Abroad celebrates institutions, organizations, and individuals who have developed inclusive practices that foster diversity and inclusion in global education and cultural exchange. Awardees will be announced at Global Inclusion, the annual Diversity Abroad Conference.

Nominations the 2023-24 awards are open through May 10, 2024.


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