Intercultural Relations

Intercultural Relations

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11 Annual Community Intercultural Relations Conference has been rescheduled

Continuing to Create a Community of Belonging

Friday, September 25, 2020
Virtual Conference (including live presentations and workshops)
8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ending time subject to change to 1:30 p.m.)

Keynote: Daniel Juday
Juday.pngDaniel loves traveling, meeting new people, and working to build bridges of understanding and empathy across challenging "divides." He deeply believes that all people matter, and he's spent much of his life working in roles that have allowed him to develop thinking around the nature of education and learning, relationship-building, and professional growth. As the former Director for the Ohio and Indiana Diversity Councils, Daniel took a fledgling organization and grew its corporate membership ranks by almost 2,000% in 2 years. He now owns and runs his own speaking and consulting business. Daniel works with conference planners, learning and development leaders, nonprofit boards, and corporate entities - all in a pursuit to make the spaces they influence more inclusive. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master’s of Education. Daniel will facilitate multiple sessions including Redefining Diversity and Exercising Inclusion and The Power of Authentic Connections and Relationships.

Diversity Talks: These sessions will allow local individuals with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to provide an overview of their experiences while demonstrating the importance of community acceptance and belonging.

Conference attendees may earn workplace certification credits as listed below:

Tentative CEUs and re-certifications for 3 credit hours are being reviewed for Counselor and Social work CEUs provided by Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio, Inc. and Human Resources Professionals by Chamber of Commerce.

Conference Cost: $30
New Registrations by September 21 at

The Community Intercultural Relations Conference Committee thanks the 2020 Sponsors.

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2020 Bronze Sponsors

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April 2019

10th Annual Community Intercultural Relations Conference
A Cultural Divide: Social and Economic Challenges

Current reports show that the U.S. is economically thriving, but our lower middle class and impoverished communities continue to struggle during these times of stability. This conference aimed to bring our community together to develop a better understanding of these complex issues between abundance and survival. Throughout the day, speakers presented on topics pertaining to current economic challenges, shared personal experiences and educated participants through engaging activities. The conference's goal was to provide critical awareness of the economic challenges of today. Participants learned about the complexities that challenge not only our most vulnerable but also our neighbors and family members. Takeaways included tools and resources to help provide effective support and guidance.

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About the Community Intercultural Relations Conference and Committee

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General Conference Description:

To complete the mission of raising awareness of social and cultural similarities and to build an inclusive community. The Community Intercultural Relations Committee (CIRC) hosts an annual conference addressing a current topic of concern. It provides guest speakers who have experience, knowledge and skills in social, cultural and diverse subject matter. The conference sessions include presentations, lectures, workshops and panels to inform attendees. Sessions are structured for discussion, personal story sharing and research data relevant to topic themes to enlighten conference attendees about mores, norms and challenges of community members and residents of diverse backgrounds.

Venue & Structure:

The annual conference is held on the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College, 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055. The CIRC meets regularly to plan annual events.

Committee Members:

The committee consists of business leaders, educators, students and local residents of Licking County. It has a minimum of seven community members (at least 1 staff/faculty member and 1 student member from Ohio State Newark and COTC). While serving on the committee, Ohio State Newark and COTC members give insight as to how college students are being treated as they engage in local activities.

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