Conference, Campus Climate
It's another day to work and serve at home and work, and in our shared communities. Your steady inputs and advice on all things ITGA have been essential in recent weeks.

Many of you have seen these and other related quotes in recent times. I'm a fan of "Most crisis situations are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are," as ITGA is advancing on many fronts, thanks to you. Thanks, also, for those who have registered for the upcoming conference or submitted conference proposals, more info below. And finally, I'm sorry, but May the 4th be with you! Onward!
Conference registration and track proposals info
ITGA's virtual conference will be the same as our original dates, June 1-3. Progressive sessions will touch on current challenges and opportunities, and news of the day.

As touched on in a recent "ITGA Connects" webinar and reported in a Forbes Magazine article , town and gown relationships have never been more important, and our conference will reflect that fact.

Specs for June 1-3, noon-4 EDT each day Rates: Students $175, ITGA members $250, non-members $350. Registration made easy: ITGA will transfer your current registration to a "virtual ticket" and refund the difference between what you've paid or please, add a colleague, your call. To register, click here .

Tracks, near-future call for proposals : This will be the most important conference in ITGA history, with presentations on current events and future initiatives tied to COVID-19. The 2020 conference theme is "Partners in Action." ITGA will be accepting interactive proposals on these topics:

  • Crisis communication and community engagement
  • Off-campus life and neighborhood challenges
  • Economic recovery and innovation

Call for Proposals will be open until Friday, May 15. Questions on all things conference, including registration: Email
ITGA COVID-19 Focus Groups
ITGA will be hosting focus groups to explore how COVID-19 is changing and challenging higher education and the town-gown dynamics of communities.

Focus groups will address a myriad of topics ranging from student issues to economic development. All perspectives are valued and any ITGA members interested in participating are asked to complete this form by Friday, May 8th, at 12:00pm (EDT).

Focus groups will last 90 minutes and will take place over Zoom the week of May 11th. Findings from the focus groups will be shared at the ITGA conference.
Campus Climate
" Three Tools and an Opportunity for Preparing Campuses at a Time of National Polarization ."

Join the Divided Community Project (DCP) for a conversation focused on supporting campuses facing divisive incidents and conflicts. During the webinar, DCP will highlight three tools for identifying and preparing for divisive campus conflicts and a free training opportunity for campus leadership groups in August.

The DCP is housed at The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, related information here. To join the May 12th meeting, use this link with the password: 029126.

Thank you for your inputs and staying in touch, and hopes for your good health, at every level, moving forward.

Beth Bagwell, MPA
ITGA Executive Director
International Town & Gown Association