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Opening Plenary Speaker Announced for The Forum’s 2023 Annual Conference in Seattle

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anu Taranath, author of the award-winning book, Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, will be our opening plenary speaker at The Forum’s 19th Annual Conference in Seattle!

During her plenary on March 22, titled “Mindful Travel in an Unequal World,” Dr. Anu will share how we can address the dynamics of power and privilege to deepen our understanding of race, access, inequality, and social justice. Read more about her plenary.

Meet Dr. Anu

Dr. Anu is a speaker, author, educator, and racial equity consultant who partners with a range of people to deepen conversations on history, harm and healing. A University of Washington Seattle professor for the past 20+ years, Dr. Anu knows that the most compelling conversations on race, identity, power, and belonging take place when people feel valued and heard. Learn more about Dr. Anu.

About the 19th Annual Conference

Dr. Anu will help kickoff the 2023 Annual Conference when she speaks on Wednesday, March 22, at 5:30-6:45 PDT at the Sheraton Grand Seattle.

The Annual Conference will take place from March 22-24 in Seattle, Washington, and virtual sessions on March 14-15. With more than 60 sessions over five days, the Annual Conference will cover important topics in key education abroad focus areas, such as Ethics, Collaboration, and Transparency; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Research and Data Collection; and more.