Global Gathering Event

October 14th at 6:30 pm | The Hampton Inn & Suites downtown Raleigh

Event description

For over 30 years, at International Focus we have worked to promote a mutual understanding between the people of North Carolina’s Triangle region and the international community by facilitating face-to-face diplomacy through professional, personal, and artistic exchanges.

As you know, Covid has affected so much of our daily lives and the businesses and organizations that we care about. International Focus was no different. We felt the impact of Covid as we had to pause our in-person International Visitors Program and our annual International Festival. And while this was a challenge for our team and community, we were able to pivot and create new opportunities to foster cross-cultural exposure in the Triangle. 

We were able to host and implement 12 International exchange programs and several virtual home hospitality experiences. We also piloted and produced 21 engaging virtual panels through our Global Diplomacy Dialogue series with over 800 community members in attendance collectively. And we hosted three virtual International Art Shows featuring incredible artists from India, Latin America, and Africa. Additionally, we mentored 15 interns and hired our first Fellow from the NC State’s MIS program.

As we look forward into the new year, we ask you to join us on October 14th for our in person Global Gathering Event. We will celebrate our achievements, recognize our volunteers, and showcase global artist and performers. The event will also kick-off our fall fundraiser with a goal of raising $20,000.00 to help us continue our mission.

What: Global Gathering Event*
When: October 14th at 6:30 pm
Where: The Hampton Inn & Suites, 600 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

*Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic and for your personal protection and the safety of others, a proof of vaccination is required to attend the event.

Hampton Inn & Suites by HiltonRaleigh

Downtown 600 Glenwood AvenueRaleigh NC, 27603

Office: (919) 825-4770 Fax: (919) 825-4771

*International Focus may allocate sponsorship funds to other programing as needed.