Sarah Quezada is an author, speaker, and advocate. She has a master's in sociology and nearly two decades of experience working across cultures and leading conversations about justice and faith. Her first book, Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World, chronicled her journey through the immigration system with her husband, Billy, who emigrated from Guatemala City. Sarah oversees the fast-growing online community Welcome., a project of World Relief and the National Immigration Forum, which fosters conversation among Christian women seeking to live out Biblical hospitality. She and Billy also founded Bridge Guatemala, a social impact start-up creating sustainable jobs for Guatemalan families and producing eco-friendly construction products. The Quezadas live in Atlanta, Georgia and are raising two bicultural and trilingual-ish kids.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE OF HOLT INTERNATIONAL, CARIBBEAN, AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE. Tendai brings to Holt a strong expertise in program development and evaluation, global nonprofit management and executive leadership. Formerly the vice president of global operations at Bethany Christian Services, Tendai has extensive international development, management and social service experience working in Africa and other regions of the world. Tendai now implements Holt's vision and strategic priorities in Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean.
Thursday, Feb 27:
2:00—Registration & Coffee (Boren Main Hall)
3:00—Opening Remarks & Tendai Masiriri (Cornwall Auditorium)
4:00—Student Presentations (Jacobsen I & II)
5:00—Main Session with Sarah Quezada (Cornwall Auditorium)
6:00—Dinner & Exhibitor Connection Time (Boren Main Hall)
7:00—Josh Garrels in Concert (Rediger Chapel)
Friday, Feb 28:
8:00—Breakfast & Exhibitor Connection Time (Boren Main Hall)
9:00—Student Presentations (Jacobsen I & II)
10:00—Main Session with Michael Gerson (Rediger Chapel)
11:00—Lunch Break (Student Center)
11:00-12:30—Exhibitor Connection Time (Boren Main Hall)
12:30—Breakout Session with Michael Gerson (Cornwall Auditorium)
1:30—Coffee Break (Boren Main Hall)
2:00—Student Presentations (Jacobsen I & II)
3:00—Closing Session with Shannan Martin (Cornwall Auditorium)
4:00—Closing Remarks (Cornwall Auditorium)
Poster & Paper Topics: Posters and papers should present original research findings as it relates to the overall theme of vulnerable children and viable communities. Some categories for research include but are not limited to: orphan care, foster care and adoption, refugees, human trafficking, public health/sustainability, or Biblical justice.
Posters will be displayed throughout the day of the conference with designated sessions for authors to present to conference attendees.
There will be a total of $800 in prize money
Posters and papers may be authored by individuals or small groups of researchers. Please include all names of authors in your proposal.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org