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Office of Global Health

Our City of Nations 2020

November 12-13, 2020

"On Common Ground: Becoming Together with Refugees and Immigrants"

Our City of NationsWe plan to once again offer a variety of topics that address issues that refugees and immigrants face as they settle into their new home. Looking at these issues from both the newly arrived and those that have been here for a long time.

Registration is now open. Register online.

Daily registration rates:

  • $55 for professionals
  • $20 Refugees
  • $20 Volunteers working with refugee communities
  • $20 Students

Continuing education credits will be available for social worker and counselors. Please indicate your interest at registration. A confirmation of attendance will be offered by request. Continuing medical education credits will not be offered.

 A block of rooms is available at a rate of $115/night at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West,10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa, WI, 53226.

Stay tuned for information about the 2020 conference and contact Amber Rios with questions at (414) 955-5646 or

Previous Conference Information

Since 2015, this multidisciplinary conference has occurred every 18 months and been organized by a dedicated group of academic, community-based, and governmental stakeholders who are collaborating to make Milwaukee and our State of Wisconsin a more welcoming community for all. Following the inaugural conference, a Consensus statement on best practices for refugee care in Wisconsin was collaboratively written and published.

To understand the refugee resettlement process in Milwaukee, please view this summary (PDF).

The third conference in 2018 was held at Concordia University December 13-14
2018 Conference Summary (PDF) | 2018 Program (PDF)

The second conference in 2017 was held at UW-Milwaukee June 13-14
2017 Conference Summary (PDF) | 2017 Program (PDF)

The inaugural conference in 2015 was held at the Medical College of Wisconsin December 3-4
2015 Conference Summary (PDF) | 2015 Program (PDF)