Annual Global Engagement Conference

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The annual Global Engagement Conference is hosted by the Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement and is competitively open to all students from UW Tacoma and area academic institutions, engaged in globally focused learning. The conference also features capstone projects of UW Tacoma's Global Honors students, representing a diverse range of majors. The 2020 Global Engagement Conference is presented through an online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Conference themes include:

  • Global Innovation & Design:  Themes include design thinking for community solutions, social innovations for community development, and grassroots and participatory communication for social change.
  • Climate & Environment:  Themes include climate activism, food/water access and scarcity, environmental degradation and pollution, and frameworks and tools for sustainability.
  • Globalism:  Themes include frameworks of globalism, nativism, and diaspora.
  • Health & Human Rights:  Themes include the interconnectedness of the body, community and environment. Special focus is given to the various ways that these elements serve as social determinants of health. Also included are topics related to population health, migration and refugee flows, and indigenous rights and recognition around the world.
  • Media & Security:  Themes include the political economy, content and consumption of transnational media. Also included are the implications of the proliferation of social media and fake news, as well as the challenges of soft power and cyber surveillance.

2020 Global Engagement Online Conference

2019 Global Engagement Conference

2018 Global Engagement Conference

2017 Global Honors Colloquium


2016 Global Honors Colloquium

2015 Global Honors Colloquium

2014 Global Honors Colloquium

2013 Global Honors Colloquium