“Welcoming the stranger” is a concept that spans countries and cultures, and one that is needed in all our communities as we continue to provide refuge for people fleeing war and persecution. This year we are focusing our conference on speakers, workshops, and discussions that will unite our communities in helping New Americans feel welcome.
This year’s chosen workshops will highlight programs for social integration and empowerment, compassion building, ways to incorporate new partners, advocacy for refugees and immigrants, and innovative practices and programs that improve our current services. We also welcome working sessions and workshops around problem solving and community building in the face of ongoing changes to refugee resettlement.
We rely on the expert contributions of our workshop presenters to ensure the conference’s relevancy and success. Chosen workshops will clearly show they will bring fresh ideas and programs to participants. We strongly encourage involvement of refugee presenters in your workshop. Workshops with refugee presenters will be given priority during selection. To propose a workshop, fill out the following “Workshop Proposal Form” and return it by Monday, November 26, 2018.
Idaho Office for refugees
1607 W. Jefferson St. Boise, ID 83702 208.336.4222