From September 20 to 23, 2023, the beautiful city of Banská Bystrica in Slovakia will witness the inaugural conference of Idaho Museum of International Diaspora’s Global Leadership Council (GLC).

In collaboration with Univerzita Mateja Bela, City of Banská Bystrica  and MBU Faculty of Arts, the signature global conference will be held under the theme – “Museums: The Future of Diaspora Engagement.”

Educators, academic professionals, museum professionals, leaders across cultural and diaspora institutions, government sector leaders and organizations across industry sectors working with refugees and immigrants are all expected to attend the four-day event.

Univerzita Mateja Bela and the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising will serve as in-person venues for the conference; with an option of virtual participation.

According to the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora’s website, the aims of the conference include to:

  • Engage participants to learn how museums can play a critical role in shaping and showcasing the cultures of diasporas.
  • Learn from cross-sector leaders and practitioners: Invite dialogue about the newly created diasporas in the global context.
  • Discover how we are connected: Understand diaspora from different perspectives (sociological, psychological, political, intercultural, educational, etc.) taking into consideration the past–present–future of diasporas.
  • Explore opportunities and partnerships to impact positive changes.

The Idaho Museum of International Diaspora (IMID) is an innovative and purposeful approach to connect peoples and communities to diaspora cultures worldwide.

For more information on the conference schedule, speakers and partners; as well as further details, kindly visit the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora’s Website.

Register for the conference HERE.

Source: Idaho Museum of International Diaspora (IMID)

Image Attribution: Idaho Museum of International Diaspora (IMID) / Museum of the Slovak National Uprising 

Edited by: Theresa R. Fianko.

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