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IMI announces March 12th and 13th as the dates for the 16th Annual IMI Conference on Intercultural Relations.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE


"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."

- John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at the American University June 10, 1963

For more than 50 years, the Intercultural Management Institute (IMI)--formerly the Business Council for International Understanding Institute (BCIU) --has worked toward promoting cultural understanding through innovative and dynamic intercultural communication training. Never before have the effects of international communication been so far-reaching and immediate. The lesson is clear: in our global community, we tend to ignore the importance of intercultural relations at our own peril. Reciprocally, collectively we have made tremendous strides in the field of intercultural relations, and it is those successes and best practices that we continue to share at our annual conference. Join us for the IMI 15th Annual Conference on Intercultural Relations: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals, March 13-14, 2014, in the School of International Service building at American University in Washington, D.C.

BRINGING TOGETHER INTERCULTURAL PROFESSIONALS FOR OVER 15 YEARS

Located in the nation's capital, the Annual IMI Conference on Intercultural Relations is an accessible, affordable, professional development opportunity for those in the field of intercultural relations, cross-cultural & diversity training and education. 

Since the Annual Conference launch in 2000, IMI has worked to bring together a niche audience of intercultural relations professionals from various sectors to share their knowledge and best practices with colleagues and like-minded individuals in the field. Combined with our focus on experiential learning, participants leave with a toolkit of resources to bring back and apply to their own work. The IMI conference combines a focus on dialogue and learning with networking opportunities in an open, community atmosphere.

Invest in yourself, attend the conference and experience the IMI advantage.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Who attends the IMI Annual Conference

  • Cross-cultural and Intercultural Training Professionals and Consultants
  • International Development Professionals
  • International Diplomats
  • Government and Military Personnel
  • Human Resources Professionals and International Recruiters
  • International Education and Exchange Administrators
  • Scholars, Academics, and Researchers
  • Clinic and Hospital Administrators
  • Social and Community Service Workers

Request for Proposals

Due July 14, 2014

Registration Form

Registration Closed

Registration Options

REGULAR REGISTRATION
$450 (Regular)

1 DAY PASS
$250 (Limit of 1 Day Pass per registrant)

AU COMMUNITY MEMBER
$200 (AU Faculty/Staff/Alumni)

STUDENT
$200 (Valid Student ID and institutional email address required)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

View the conference program pdf.