The field of global education & culture exchange is uniquely positioned to advance justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in and through its work locally, nationally, and internationally.  To be effective, we must stay abreast of trends and developments in higher education, diversity & inclusion practices, and workforce development. 

The 2023 Think Forward Summit will bring together thought leaders from across higher education, global education, and cultural exchange as well as senior leaders from the private and public sector to discuss future trends and challenges through the lens of global education and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Over the course of three days, experts from around the world will offer their perspectives on innovative and forward-thinking ideas on the role that global education and diversity, equity, and inclusion can play to address the challenges and opportunities that we face today and how we can prepare the next generation for a more globally inclusive world.

Schedule of Events


Reviewing the State of Diversity & Inclusion In International Education

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET 

Join Diversity Abroad for the release of the annual survey results of the Survey of Diversity and Inclusion in International Education where the panelists discuss key findings and implications.

Fireside Discussion: Diversifying Global Education in a Time of Affirmative Action Bans

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 

Around the world, and particularly in the United States, concerted efforts to ban the use of affirmative action in university admissions are in motion. What does this mean for efforts to make global education more accessible?

Fireside Discussion: Beyond Travel: Ensuring Global Learning is Accessible to All

Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Most university students will not have a place-based education abroad experience. How do we ensure that students who are unable to travel have access to global learning opportunities?

Think Forward Summit 2023 Registration


The Think Forward Summit provides an 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.

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