Posner Center Symposium 2022
Decolonizing: Beyond the Buzz
All Virtual Sessions | 9-18 November 2022
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The Posner Center was originally created with a mission to support global development organizations to collaborate and have a greater impact. This mission has shifted significantly over the past several years, both to include support for local community development organizations, and to more fully live our vision of a more equitable and prosperous world. Now, we are using our ability to bring people together to provide a platform for people who are teaching, leading, and living decolonization of the global development sector. We intend to do this work not as experts, but by supporting, highlighting, and being a resource for those who are already doing this work.
Centering the Symposium on issues of colonization and its holdovers in development work is our way of furthering racial and ethnic equity in our community and the countries where they work. While we organize programs focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion as well, we will not be centering these topics where they don’t overlap with colonization because our partners’ conferences already are doing so.
The annual Symposium is also a major revenue source for the Posner Center, though we have decided to offer sliding scale pricing to registrants and share our profits from this yearly event with the speakers and committee members that make it possible.
To see weekly video recaps and read more about Posner Center Symposium 2021: Shifting Power: Diversity to Decolonization, head over to our Blog on An Inspirational Collage of Points of View or check out the 2021 Symposium home page.
To read more about Posner Center Symposium 2020: Big & Bad Ideas in Collaboration, head over to our Blogs on Collaboration for Local Capacity Development and Collaboration with Local Partners in Business and Research or check out the 2020 Symposium program details.
To read more about Posner Center Symposium 2019: Lessons in Collaboration, head over to our Blogs on Tackling a Tough Topic with a Winning Format and Asking Vital Questions about Collaboration or check out the 2019 Symposium program details.