Since 2013 Diversity Abroad’s annual conference has constituted the most comprehensive forum for education professionals, students and stakeholders committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education and cultural exchange.

Global Inclusion is the only conference solely dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of global education and cultural exchange.  

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 2021 is not to be missed! You should attend Global Inclusion 2021 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 2021 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 Member Registration

A benefit of Diversity Abroad membership are discounts on Diversity Abroad events, including Global Inclusion 2021. 

Global Inclusion 2021 is a hybrid event and includes virtual and in-person components. 

  • The Full Access Pass includes all virtual main conference components in addition to on-site networking opportunities and the Think Forward Summit, which takes place Friday, October 29, 2021.
  • The Digital Pass includes access to all concurrent sessions, critical issues, and plenaries taking place Monday – Thursday as well as virtual networking opportunities. The Digital Pass does not include the Think Forward Summit.
  • See pricing and registration policies on the conference website.


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Global Inclusion and the Think Forward Summit 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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