Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (Reed College)

Mary Meares,

Register Now for the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication

Every summer for over 40 years, intercultural communication scholars and practitioners have met for the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC). The institute has a history of providing professional development for people who believe that intercultural and diversity work matters. During its first ten years at Stanford University, and for the last 30 under the auspices of the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) in Portland, Oregon, SIIC has become a creative - and sometimes downright playful - community of interculturalists from many cultures and disciplines who meet each year to renew their energies and commitments.

This summer the Summer Institute will take place at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, from July 12-28, with workshops from one to five days. While over 50 workshops will be offered, the following will be taught by faculty affiliated with NCA:

Session I: 3-Day Workshops     July 12-14, 2017

-Understanding and Applying the Still-Radical Insights of Edward T. Hall, John Condon

-Generation Z: Children of Polarization, Marie Sheffield, Chenoa Bah Stilwell-Jensen

Session II A: 5-Day Workshops     July 17-21, 2017

-Facilitating Intercultural Discovery, John Condon, Nagesh Rao

-Turning Intercultural Theory into Practice, Mary Meares

-Linking Social Justice and Intercultural Communication in the Global Context, Kathryn Sorrells & Amer Ahmed

-Facilitating Intercultural Competence: Experiential Methods and Tools, Basma Ibrahim DeVries & Tatyana Fertelmeyster

Session III A: 5-Day Workshops     July 24-28, 2017

-Teaching Intercultural Communication, Leeva Chung & Stella Ting-Toomey

-How the Latest Ideas About Communication and Culture Are Reshaping What We Do and How We Think, John Condon & Richard Harris

Session III B: 3-Day Workshops     July 24-26, 2017

-Language, Culture, and Intercultural Communication, Kyoung-Ah Nam

-Maximizing Intercultural Teams, Mary Meares

-Cultivating Intercultural Empathy, Benjamin Broome

For the full list of workshops and related opportunities (including credit for graduate students), visit the website at