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Join us for WISE 2016: Enhancing Intercultural Learning at Home and Abroad, February 3 – 5, 2016 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Online Registration Now Open

Register as a participant of the WISE 2016 conference



Special Registration Instructions:

Wake Forest University faculty, staff & students



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 for information on how to apply. For billing to your WFU department, request an invoice code by emailing

UNC-Greensboro Faculty & Staff Registration

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

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


“The WISE conference is an excellent training opportunity for faculty and onsite directors who want to infuse their study abroad programs with activities and experiences that engage students deeply with culture. Participants leave the conference with strong theory about the importance of intercultural competency and greater knowledge about how to make it happen.”

— Amanda Kelso, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director, Global Education Office for Undergraduates, Duke University