2018 Agenda

Details of sessions will be updated periodically. Click here to download a PDF of the 2018 Agenda. Scroll below or click here for Agendas from previous years.


Friday, March 23 ― Sunday, March 25

New York University


FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

BREAKOUT BLOCKS

During Breakout Blocks, participants will choose a session based on various sessions happening concurrently. Topics include cultural, spiritual, professional, community, identity, wellness, and much more.

12:00 pm    Registration and Tours

2:00 pm      Opening Plenary Sessions

  • Introduction & Norms

3:00 pm      Cohort Meeting

4:15 pm      Breakout Block I: Professional Networking

5:40 pm      Breakout Block II: Skill-Building Workshops

  • Investing 101; Career Readiness; Project Management; Branding; Women in the Workplace; Transitioning a New Field; Starting a Restaurant

6:45 pm      Dinner

7:40 pm      Evening Plenary Session

  • Keynote & Participant Speakers

  • Group Activity

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018

BREAKOUT BLOCKS

During Breakout Blocks, participants will choose a session based on various sessions happening concurrently.

8:00 am      Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am      Cohort Meeting

9:45 am      Morning Plenary Session

  • Keynote & Participant Speakers

  • Group Photo

12:00 pm    Breakout Block III

  • Afghan History; Spirituality; Poetry; Attan; Host Your Dost; Healthy Afghan Eating

1:25 pm      Lunch

2:30 pm      Breakout Block IV: Community

  • Gender Dynamics; Mental Health; Social Justice & Identity; Relationships: Dating & Marriage; Activism & Mental Health; Responsibility to Afghanistan; Faith Based Activism; Civic Engagement; Pressures Marriage & Family Planning

4:00 pm      Breakout Block V

  • Gender Dynamics; Mental Health; Social Justice & Identity; Relationships: Dating & Marriage; Activism & Mental Health; Male Gender Roles; Marrying Non-Afghan; Caring for our Elderly; Taboos Around Divorce

5:30 pm      Cohort Meeting

6:30 pm      Break

7:30 pm      Dinner & Banquet


SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

BRAVE SPACES house difficult conversations impacting our community. These spaces allow those who are not necessarily affected by any of these issues to listen, be uncomfortable, and challenge themselves. 

GENDER CAUCUSES will be a designated "safe space" for each respective group. For example, only those who identify as Female will be permitted to participate in the Female Gender Caucus. Our goal is to have discussions in each caucus remain within that space to encourage open, honest dialogue without fear of judgment

 

8:30 am      Breakfast

9:00 am      Breakout Block VI: Action Session

10:45 am    Plenary Session

11:00 am    Lunch

12:00 pm    Breakout Block VII: Brave Spaces*

1:40 pm      Cohort Meeting

2:50 pm      Breakout Block VIII: Gender Caucuses*

  • Male Caucus; Female Caucus 

4:30 pm      Closing

5:30 pm      Conference End

Previous Agendas

Thank you to all of our speakers, panelists, and participants from previous years. Download PDFs for our 2015, 2016, and 2017 Agendas below: