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BiHDC 2020 has been postponed to Spring of 2021

Who we are...

Gathering Bosnian and Herzegovinian Diaspora from across Canada and the US, BiHDC aims to build solidarity amongst this group based on multiculturalism, religious diversity and peace through education. This conference strives to create a space where Bosnian and Herzegovinian Diaspora can gather and develop an interdependent and flourishing community – because we are stronger together. 

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BIHDC 2020 COVID-19 Response

The BiHDC team has been monitoring the situation with the spread of COVID-19 nationally and internationally over the past few months, and we have come to the difficult decision of cancelling our 2020 BiH Diasporic Conference in Los Angeles. 

Our conference has always been a place for folks to gather, learn, and build community and it is dependent on our ability to participate as healthy members of society. Our attendees and presenters travel from over a dozen states in the USA and multiple countries to the conference every year and it is imperative to keep our collective health and safety as a number one priority.

We have not solidified dates for BiHDC 2021, but are committed to bringing it to Los Angeles in the Spring of 2021. Once the future looks a bit more stable we will solidify dates and notify you accordingly.

What if I already registered?

For those who have already registered, we are automatically rolling your registration forward to next year’s conference. You alternatively have the option of a refund. If you would like, you can receive a refund for the ticket price through Eventbrite. Notice with this option Eventbrite will not refund the service fees associated with the ticket, only the ticket price. In order to receive a refund you must e-mail us at info@bihdiaspora.com with your full name and the subject “REFUND BIHDC 2020” by April 30, 2020. 

You also have the option of donating your registration to cover the costs of cancelling this year’s conference. If you would like to do this, please also let us know via e-mail at info@bihdisapora.com. Our conference this year is fiscally sponsored by the Bosnian-American Genocide Institute, therefore your donation is tax deductible if you choose to donate the proceeds instead of receiving a refund.

We know how important getting together as a community is, so we will be hosting virtual BiHDC events over the next 8 weeks! If you would like to host a talk, happy hour, or workshop via Zoom, fill out this form

At BiHDC, we are creating spaces where not only is it possible to develop a dialogue amongst Diaspora about prejudice, it is also actively encouraged. Through this conference, we will continue to create a place where we focus on critical thinking about history, perceived norms and new ideas. With this groundwork, we wish to lay a foundation for a pluralistic and democratic discourse about Bosnia and Herzegovina within and between our communities.

CONFERENCE VALUES

Our conference is built on the following three (3) values:

Collaboration: We are devoted to the idea that we are stronger together. Our lived and learned experiences contribute to a stronger and varied discourse.

Ambition: We are committed to setting high goals and being surrounded by those who are driven.

Diversity and Inclusiveness: We are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive spaces based on a foundation of multi-ethnic discourse and thought.

CONFERENCE VISION

The Conference vision is divided into the following two (2) categories:

SOLIDARITY

To build solidarity amongst young adults on the following universal values:

  • Multiculturalism
  • Religious diversity
  • Peace through education

EDUCATION

To facilitate dialogue amongst Diaspora about prejudice, encouraging critical thinking about history, perceived norms and new ideas in hopes of laying a foundation for pluralistic and democratic discourse about Bosnia and Herzegovina.