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886Intercountry Adoption Summit - Ontario, Canada - September 23 - 26, 2010

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  • Sunny Jo
    Aug 27 11:54 AM
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      Intercountry 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
      intercountry adoption.

      - To bring together the top researchers in intercountry adoption
      from around the world to share findings and explore ideas in an
      interdisciplinary format.

      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
      Assistant Professor
      University of Waterloo
      Communication, Leadership, and Social Innovation
      Modern Languages Building 234
      200 University Avenue West
      Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

      Ph: 519-888-4567 ext. 38603
      Fax: 519-746-3956