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Our City of Nations 2020

Our City of Nations

Planning has begun for the fourth conference. The conference theme is "On Common Ground: Becoming Together with Refugees and Immigrants".

Save the date for the November 12-13, 2020 conference.

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)