886Intercountry Adoption Summit - Ontario, Canada - September 23 - 26, 2010
- Aug 27 11:54 AMIntercountry Adoption Summit - Ontario, Canada - September 23 - 26, 2010
To address the growing international concerns surrounding intercountry
adoption and the need to reduce corruption and human trafficking while
maximizing the best interests of children, the University of Waterloo
in Ontario, Canada is hosting a first-ever Intercountry Adoption Summit.
This Summit has two goals:
- To bring together the most influential countries of origin and
receiving countries involved in intercountry adoption to share
research, practices, experiences, and current status related to
- To bring together the top researchers in intercountry adoption
from around the world to share findings and explore ideas in an
The Intercountry Adoption Summit is essentially two distinct, but
connected international gatherings held during one 4-day event from
September 23 - September 26, 2010 in Stratford, Ontario. The Summit
brings a global and interdisciplinary perspective to the conversation
about intercountry adoption.
The first gathering brings influential countries involved in
intercountry adoption together to discuss the current and future state
of intercountry adoption. This first gathering is by invitation only
but the public is invited to their closing session on September 24,
2010 where their recommendations for the future of intercountry
adoption will be presented.
The second gathering brings researchers and scholars from around the
world together to showcase their research in intercountry adoption and
is open to the general public. Scholars from 14 major disciplines
involved in intercountry adoption research will be attending. Visit
the Intercountry Adoption Summit website to find out who they are.
Registration fees for the Summit are:
$280 CAD for early bird rate (until June 19, 2010); $380 CAD regular
Registration includes: Attendance at all academic and scholarly
sessions (September 24-25, 2010), lunch on Friday, September 24th
where country recommendations will be presented, dinner on Saturday,
September 25th, continental breakfast and all refreshment breaks on
Friday and Saturday, DVD of all academic and scholarly sessions, and
eligibility for discount tickets to Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
To register for the summit, visit http://adoptionsummit.uwaterloo.ca
and click on Registration Information.
This is a not-to-be missed conference for anyone - professionals,
practitioners, researchers, policymakers - who is involved in
intercountry and international adoption!
For more information, visit http://adoptionsummit.uwaterloo.ca
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts (University of Waterloo, Ontario),
Communication, Leadership and Social Innovation (University of
Waterloo, Ontario), Joint Council on International Children's Services
(United States), International Migration Research Centre (Wilfrid
Laurier University, Ontario), Vietnamese Adoptee Network (United
Robert Ballard, Ph.D.
Associate Chair/Undergraduate Advisor - SPCOM
University of Waterloo
Communication, Leadership, and Social Innovation
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200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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