Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2023 Idaho Conference on Refugees: Creating Connection.
The two-day conference, February 22 & 23 at Boise State University, is geared toward professionals working with refugees in Idaho and toward community members with lived refugee and immigrant experience.
Workshops are curated to present avenues of advocacy, increase community capacity, expand cultural awareness, and provide continuing education credits for eligible professions.
Keynote, local artist performances and plenary sessions will be inspirational and visionary.
Registration includes built-in networking opportunities and a full breakfast and lunch for both days with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options! A special Neighbors United Reception is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; all registrants are welcome.
We are thrilled to welcome New York-based artist and illustrator Jane Chu as our keynote speaker. Jane has traveled the country to share the stories of refugees and immigrants in a unique way -- including Idaho's own Palina Louangketh. Jane is inspired by the journey her own mother took at a young age, leaving behind all she knew to find a life of safety and opportunity.
Please join us for a time of connection, growth and learning. Scholarships are available, and fee waivers are offered for attendees from refugee backgrounds.
SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS
If you or your company would like to come alongside us by sponsoring this event, volunteering, or hosting a table for your organization, we would love to hear from you!
The Idaho Conference on Refugees is presented by Boise State University and the Idaho Office for Refugees.
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
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