10:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Daylight Time, US
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm GMT, UK
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm GMT+2, Jordan
4:00 am to 6:00 am GMT+13, New Zealand
Virtual Doors will open at 9:45 am Central Daylight Time(CDT). We encourage you to arrive early.
Registration: Please click on the LINK to register for the Zoom session by March 15th.
This year’s Summit is free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: European Union Center (EUC) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Iris Varner International Business Institute at Illinois State University, the Longview Foundation, U.S. Department of State, Farmers Insurance, the Clifford Crone Family Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Naperville.
This year’s ‘The Power of Perspective’ summit will focus on sharing the stories of ‘Where are you now?’ amidst the one-year mark of the pandemic and the changes it has brought to our societies and culture. We are excited that our virtual format will allow us to broaden the scope of participation and dialogue to include students from Illinois, Jordan, the European Union, and New Zealand.
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Wali Khan
Wali Khan is a Chicago-based trauma ICU nurse, motivational speaker, young adult mentor and a first year doctoral nurse anesthesia student. His writing entails a powerful narrative and perspective on the balance between faith, culture, and medicine. Passionate about nursing, faith, and service he uses his voice on social media (Instagram) to highlight the intersection between the three. As a Muslim Pakistani-American immigant and first-generation college graduate, his journey entails a story of perseverance, balance, and compassion that students and practitioners can relate to. His professional goal has been to advocate for diversity while breaking down stigma and barriers.
In addition to the keynote speaker, we look forward to offering two student flash talks. Also, students, educators, and Illinois Global Scholar partners will participate in breakout group sessions.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues at other high schools. If you have any questions about the event or Illinois Global Scholar contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you on March 20,2021!