Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

TEDxTheCountrySchool - 5995357
Bushra speaking

Staff members and our IRIS refugee ambassadors travel all over the state and region engaging with community members on important issues. We present in many different settings, encouraging connection to refugees, a deeper understanding of the refugee experience, and a celebration of the welcoming spirit that makes our nation strong.  We encourage you to attend any of our upcoming public events. 

If you do not find an event listed in a town near you, stay posted! We will update this page as new opportunities arise.

If you would like IRIS to participate in or plan an event with your organization, please contact Ann O’Brien at aobrien@irisct.org and we will be happy to make arrangements with you. We love meeting new people and organizations at IRIS!

Event Information:

  • Sat


    10:00 am - 5:00 pmConnecticut College Cummings Arts Center, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT, 06320

    TEDxConnecticutCollege is an annual event held at Connecticut College that brings people together to share ideas worth spreading for a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers spark deep reflection and discussion. Speakers for this annual event, held in April, include students, faculty, alumni as well as guest speakers from around the globe, including IRIS' Executive Director Chris George. 

    This year's full-day event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10am-5pm at the Cummings Art Center In New London, Connecticut. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as a post-event soiree. Attendees will be able to come and go as they please throughout the event.