Join us for WISE 2017: Enhancing Intercultural Learning at Home and Abroad, February 8 – 10, 2017 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. WISE 2017 information is coming soon! In the meantime, please reference the 2016 schedule to view past sessions and the wide range of themes presented.


February 4-5, 2016 WISE 2016 Logo

WISE 2016

Early Bird Registration
October 12, 2015 – December 16, 2015
Regular Registration
December 17, 2015 – January 27, 2016
Conference Registration
Thursday & Friday
$375 $425

February 3, 2016 WISE 2016 Logo

      WISE Pre-Conference 2016

Regular Registration
From the Inside out: Transformative Learning and Teaching
Dr. Michael Vande Berg & Dr. Tara Harvey
Wednesday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice
Dr. Kline Harrison
Wendesday, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Forum’s Standards 4 & 5: Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct & Returning Support
Mandy Brookins Blinn
Wednesday, 1:30 – 5:30pm
Forum’s Standards Overview and Forum’s Standards 4 & 5
Participants who register for both Forum workshops receive $50 off total registration cost.
Wednesday, 8:30am – 12:30pm | 1:30 – 5:30pm
  • What Your Registration Includes

    Conference registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday. Coffee/tea and snacks will be served during morning and afternoon breaks.

  • Hotel Information

    Conference registration does not include accommodations. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved with the Winston-Salem Marriott Hotel and the Embassy Suites Hotel. Visit the Hotel Information page for additional information.

  • Registration Changes or Refunds

    Changing Registration

    After completing registration, please request any changes (for example: adding a pre-conference workshop or changing contact information) by emailing them to Nancy Metcalf,  Phone: 336-758-5994.

    Refund Policy

    Requests for refunds must be emailed to Upon request, refunds for withdrawal from the conference will be made based on this schedule:

    • Requests made on or before January 8, 2016: Registration and workshop fees will be refunded minus a 20 % administrative fee
    • Requests made January 9 – 23, 2016: Registration and workshop fees will be refunded 50%
    • Beginning January 24, 2016: No refunds will be made

Online Registration

Register as a participant of the WISE 2016 conference

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Wake Forest University faculty, staff & students

Register as WFU Attendee

WFU Attendee Complimentary Registration

Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students receive complimentary registration to the WISE Conference on February 4 – 5. Wake Forest participants must register through the designated event WISE Conference 2016 – Wake Forest University faculty, staff, students. Registration is now open for Wake Forest participants.

Pre-conference workshops on February 3, 2016 are not included in the complimentary registration for Wake Forest University attendees. WFU personnel are welcome and invited to register for the enriching pre-conference workshops at their own or approved departmental expense. A limited number of scholarships are available for WFU faculty/staff to attend a pre-conference workshop. Contact wiseconference for information on how to apply. For billing to your WFU department, request an invoice code by emailing wiseconference.

UNC-Greensboro Faculty & Staff Registration

Faculty and staff from UNC-Greensboro should coordinate their registration and payments with Dr. Nell Pynes.