A schedule outline is below. For a detailed schedule of our workshop sessions, click here.

Thursday, November 16


Dearborn Inn

Registration table opens
Pre-Conference Events

Locations Vary

Detroit and Dearborn bus tours

Arab American National Museum

Welcome Reception

Friday, November 17

Dearborn Inn

Registration table, MOVE Lounge, and exhibitor hall open
Opening plenary: Leading Through Challenging Times
Track kickoff sessions
Lunch plenary: Comedy as a Tool for Social Activism
Breakout session 1
Snack break
Breakout session 2
Breakout session 3

Detroit Institute of Arts – Rivera Court

Strolling dinner

Detroit Film Theatre

Performance by the National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble paired live with screenings of rarely-seen silent films from the 1920s and 1930s by Egyptian director Mohammed Bayoumi

Saturday, November 18

Dearborn Inn

MOVE meditation session
Registration table, MOVE Lounge, and exhibitor hall open
Continental breakfast available
Breakfast keynote: Rev. Alvin Herring
Breakout session 4
Snack Break
Breakout session 5
Lunch/strategy sessions
Closing plenary

Arab American National Museum