As the leading organization advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education, Diversity Abroad will host its first Global Inclusion Regional Summit in Spring 2024. The goal of the Regional Summit is to convene educators and practitioners to advance equity and inclusion in international education and exchange more broadly. Diversity Abroad has hosted workshops and trainings around the world for over a decade, and the Global Inclusion Regional Summit 2024 (GIRS) will expand these efforts with a multi-day event taking place in London, United Kingdom from March 13-15, 2024.



Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Join the local engagement committee in an optional activity to explore a distinctly London experience.
Check in for the Regional Summit.
Join us for the opening plenary welcoming attendees to the Global Inclusion Regional Summit and hear from a panel of students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States.
Join our host, London Metropolitan University, during the opening plenary to network and connect with colleagues.


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Check in for the Regional Summit.
Join our panel of leaders and practitioners to discuss strategies fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in international educational across Europe. Panelists will share examples of how cross-cultural collaboration, curriculum design, and community engagement can drive change and offer a platform to exchange insights, inspire action, and cultivate inclusive practices.
Join our sponsors in an evening of networking and connecting.
  • Can We Get a Witness?: Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies for Black Testimony
  • From Awareness to Inclusion Through Experiential Learning
  • Futureproof your International Student Engagement: Doing More with Less
  • Global/EDI Initiatives: Designing an Intercultural Agenda for Leaders and Managers
The 30-minute Critical Issues sessions are live sessions to explore critical issues related to the overarching track.
Grab your lunch and connect with new colleagues.
More information to come.
The language around equity, diversity, and inclusion have changed significantly over the last decade, and how the terms are used in the United States compared to Europe can look different. The panel will discuss key distinctions between EDI efforts in the European context and what they would like their U.S. counterparts to understand about the similarities, differences, and nuances related to efforts to incorporate EDI into international education in Europe.
Join our sponsors in an evening of networking and connecting.


Friday, March 15, 2024

Discuss contemporary topics related to DEIJB in the European context over breakfast.
Meet with our exhibitors and learn more about their programs and opportunities.
  • DEI and Student Identity in an Intercultural Context: Bridging the Gaps Between US Home Campuses and European Study Abroad Sites
  • Rethinking Workspaces: An Analytical Framework for Neurodiverse Inclusion in Corporate Environments
  • Shifting White Paradigms: Strategies for Success in Addressing Internal Bias in Study Abroad Programming
International education is not immune from the effects of complex identity-based geopolitical issues and conflicts. Panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities in navigating such complexities, offering tools to manage complex conversations in today's geopolitically charged environment.".
Join us for a farewell toast in celebration of a successful conference. The farewell toast is included in full-access registration.
Schedule subject to change.

Diversity Abroad is excited to host its inaugural Global Inclusion Regional Summit (GIRS), a multi-day event taking place in London, United Kingdom at London Metropolitan University from March 13-15, 2024.

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