Bicentennial Symposia

Showcasing IU’s Unique and Historic Strengths

The Office of the Bicentennial will offer three symposia that showcase Indiana University’s historic strengths.

International Education at the Crossroads Symposium

Held October 25-27, 2018, this nation-wide symposium will highlight IU's role as "an oasis in a linguistic desert” and demonstrate the university’s historic commitment to foreign language instruction and its connection to Title VI. The symposium will bring together administrators, linguists, technologies, and historians to focus on the effects of Title VI. Attendees will discuss the opportunities that Title VI has afforded and identify threats to its continuation.

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Higher Education Symposium

Held during the 200 Festival (September 26-29, 2019), this symposium will highlight IU's role as "The Mother of College Presidents," provide a forum for participants to identify trends in higher education, and discuss how higher education will need to change in the decades to come to remain a relevant part of society. Invitees will include Indiana University alumni who have become high-level administrators at universities across the world.

Indiana Academies Symposium

This symposium will gather leaders and members of Indiana’s academic associations to promote cross-disciplinary discussion and collaboration.