Bicentennial Symposia

Showcasing IU’s Unique and Historic Strengths

Immerse yourself in IU’s historic strengths by attending Bicentennial Symposia. The Office of the Bicentennial will offer three symposia that discuss Indiana University’s historic strengths in languages, chart the path forward for higher education, and examine campus history.

International Education at the Crossroads

Held October 25-27, 2018, this nation-wide symposium will highlight “IU 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 IV has afforded and identify threats to its continuation.

Indiana Academies Symposia

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

Higher Education Symposium

Held during the Bicentennial Opening Weekend (September 26-28, 2019), this symposium will 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.