Members of IAPCHE at the Internationalization Conference at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in May 2013.
North America Conference


Please note that this schedule is tentative and may be changed prior to the conference.


1:00-4:00 p.m.                Conference Check-In

4:00-4:30 p.m.                 Welcome Address

4:30-5:30 p.m.                 PLENARY ADDRESS

Pulling the sticks out of our ears:
re-casting our categories so the sun can come up

Dr. Ruth Padilla De Borst
Plenary Description
Speaker Bio

5:30-7:00 p.m.                  Dinner

7:30-8:30 p.m.                  Pentecost Worship Service



7:00 - 8:30 a.m.                 Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.                 Morning Worship Session

9:00 a.m.                            Calvin College Book Table Opens

9:00 -10:30 a.m.                PLENARY PANEL 

From a Dialogue of Words to a Dialogue of Action
IDEA Fund Panel
Plenary Panel Description
Panelist Bios

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.             Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Breakout Session 1 (view descriptions)

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.                Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.                  Breakout Session 2 (view descriptions)

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.                  Group Photo (on North lawn outside) & Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.                  Afternoon Learning Excursions (meet tour guides after photo)

5:00-5:30 p.m.                    Break

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.                  Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.         PLENARY PANEL

Listening and Learning Across Deep Divisions
Skot Welch, Ron Kraybill, Claudia Beversluis, James Vanden Bosch
Plenary Panel Description
Panelist Bios



7:00 - 8:30 a.m.                  Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.                  Morning Worship Session

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.                PLENARY ADDRESS

Listen. Learn. Lead: Leveraging Margins and Intersections
Dr. Faith Wambura Ngunjiri
Plenary Description
Speaker Bio

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.              Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Breakout Session 3 (view descriptions)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.                 Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.                   Breakout Session 4 (view descriptions)

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.                   Conference Closing Ceremony


The conference will run from the afternoon of Sunday, June 4, to the afternoon of Tuesday, June 6. 

IAPCHE has reserved a block of rooms for this conference for Saturday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 6. Participants will receive a discounted rate of $90/night plus tax. To participate in the full conference, non-local participants will need to stay a minimum of 2 nights (Sunday and Monday) at the Prince Conference Center. Check-in time for rooms is at 3:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m. Other hotels are listed on the FAQ page, but participants will need to provide their own participation to the Prince Conference Center. 

Participants who will arrive by plane are advised to arrive to Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, and depart no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6. The Prince Conference Center offers a free shuttle service to and from GRR between 6 AM and 11 PM. Please give 7 days advance notice. You may call (616) 526-7200 or 1-866-526-7200 to arrange this (and to reserve your accommodations).

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