Exchange Matters / April 27, 2018

2018 Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits and Learning Labs

It’s that time again! The 2018 Diplomacy Begins Here Regional Summits and Learning Labs are launching in three cities across the country: Cleveland, OH; Charlotte, NC; and Miami, FL.

The summits bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to forge new connections and discuss citizen diplomacy and its role in local communities. Learning Labs are for IVLP partners to strengthen their capacities in administering the program and foster cooperation and knowledge of exchanges within the Global Ties community.

Our Community-Based Members host these leaders, providing the opportunity to expose their cities and communities to national and international audiences by facilitating larger conversations and sessions.

In 2017 the Network hosted four summits in Kansas City, MO; Albuquerque, NM; Austin, TX; and Portland, OR. We also launched the Learning Labs as an additional source of professional development.