Global Inclusion Conference

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 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 2023 Global Inclusion Conference will convene in person in Chicago, IL, and we invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 11th Annual Conference. The 2023 Global Inclusion Conference call for proposals is now closed. Thank you for submitting your proposals.


Highlights from Global Inclusion 2022

Join attendees from GIC 2022 as they reflect on highlights, lessons, and calls to action from the event. Whether you've attended GIC before or you're exploring reasons for attending, our colleagues share their experiences as attendees.


Global Inclusion Registration

Conference registration fees and deadline information can be found below. A benefit of Diversity Abroad membership are discounts on Diversity Abroad events, including Global Inclusion 2023. For pricing and registration details, please visit the conference website. The 2023 Global Inclusion Conference Registration is now open.

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Please note, you will be prompted to login. If you have questions about your membership, please contact us at [email protected].

Early Bird Registration (May 26 - August 4 , 2023)                  Regular Registration (August 5 - September 29, 2023)  Late Registration (September 30, 2023 and onwards)
 Members: $699  Members: $824  Members: $949
 Non-Members: $899  Non-members: $1024  Non-Members: $1149
 Graduate Students*: $399  Graduate Students*: $499   Graduate Students*: $599


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


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