We look forward to welcoming you in San Diego when we will explore the theme: Building Bridges with Intercultural Competence: Changing World, Changing People, Changing Times.
In addition to sessions of general intercultural interest that explore the conference theme, the conference program includes three tracks:
Each of us works to bridge transformations caused by change. The system in which we live—boundaries, borders, nations—has accelerated change enormously, sometimes beyond human tolerance or comprehension. We are all involved somehow in this change: change of society, of organizations, of communities, of one person who wants to learn. And each change often puts into action unpredictable consequences, of which may we know little. Some changes amaze and delight; others, not so much.
The 17th annual SIETAR USA conference brings together two senior members of the intercultural field and perhaps two of the longest-term members of SIETAR International and SIETAR USA. We have designed a conference to support you with stimulating thinking, inspiring insights, expanding skills and renewing commitments—we will work together to explore important questions and seek avenues of human connection.
The SIETAR USA conference brings together professionals from many countries, ethnicities, occupations and industries for collaborative learning and stimulating exchange of ideas. The result is an increase in our own intercultural competency, along with support for our clients, trainees, and students as we all move forward in intercultural skills, awareness and knowledge.
The conference is not only an event that allows people to learn about cutting-edge topics, but also a meeting place of people who care about how culture plays a role in daily life and the importance of finding avenues to effective relations across cultures.
Whether you are a long-time SIETAR USA member, or this is your first experience with the organization, please plan to join us in San Diego, CA this October!
Conference attendees come from:
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
Sponsors for 2017 Conference