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Past Conference Themes

"Advancing the Next Generation of Leaders"

February 26-27, 2009

"Diverse Leadership in a Global Society"

March 4-5, 2010

Strengthening the Leader Within"

November 4-5, 2010



"Bridging the Gap Between Vision and Action"

November 3-4, 2011

"Connecting Tomorrow's Leaders Today"

November 1-3, 2012

"Finding Success Through Perseverance & Relationships"

November 7-9, 2013

Conference Origins

The Cultural Connections Conference Series began in 2002 with the 1st Annual African American Women’s Student Leadership Conference (AAWSLC), which was held on the Denton Campus of Texas Woman’s University. Over the years, TWU’s student body became increasingly more diverse, resulting in the creation of the Latina Student Leadership Conference (LSLC) in 2004. Both the Black Student Leadership Conference (AAWSLC renamed in 2007) and the Latina Student Leadership Conference became trademark events at TWU.

In an effort to increase collaboration and diversity education, TWU’s Office of Intercultural Services has created partnerships with various departments in the Division of Student Life, including the Office of International Education, Center for Student Development and Office of Commuter Services, to create a more unified effort in educating our campus community on diversity, multiculturalism and leadership.

In spring 2009, the Cultural Connections Conference: “Advancing the Next Generation of Leaders” brought together students from various cultural backgrounds together to celebrate and capitalize on the diversity of TWU and our local, national, and global communities. In 2010, the Cultural Connections Conference took participants on a journey as we explored “A Diverse Leadership in a Global Society.” In order to reach a larger population, the conference was moved to the fall semester of the academic year and received the name change to Cultural Connections Leadership Conference.

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