This year’s conference theme, Hope and Resilience, will provide a platform for refugees, advocates, refugee experts, federal, state, and local government officials, the UNHCR, and community leaders to showcase the inspiring work of the U.S. refugee resettlement program in response to the many challenges of recent years and the path to a hopeful future for refugees and asylum seekers coming to the U.S.
The conference will not only highlight the impressive work carried out by agencies and advocates in responding to the challenges of the past few years but will also look forward to the future of refugee resettlement with a renewed sense of optimism. The conference will celebrate the progress made and inspire attendees to continue to build a resilient and hopeful future for refugees.
Focus areas for this year’s conference include but not limited to:
For any inquiries, please contact us at (703) 685-0510 ext. 228 or e-mail: Conference@ecdcus.org
For 25 years, we have hosted an annual conference to facilitate networking and learning with an aim of strengthening resettlement programs and generating political will for systems change. The last conference ECDC hosted was in May 2019 on the theme Beyond Borders: Building Resilient Communities for Refugees. The annual conference which has not been held for the past two years due to COVID -19 will now resume in 2023.
Focus areas for this year’s conference include but are not limited to:
– The State of Refugees and Changes in the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.
– Building and Maintaining Local Partnerships in Refugee Resettlement.
– Refugee Health and Wellness.
– Refugee Integration; and
– Challenges and Best Practices in Refugee Resettlement.
Celebrating 40 years of service!
August 24, 2023
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel,
From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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