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About the Conference

Seattle Marriot SeaTac – 3201 S 176th St, Seattle WA 98188

The Refugee Community Building Conference is the only gathering that brings together refugees, philanthropists, government officials and staff, refugee organizations’ representatives, and members of the public to learn, discuss, and take action on the most urgent issues facing refugees.

This year’s conference aims to facilitate learning and dialogue, build community connections, and inform effective policy and practice to bring about systems-level change resulting in prosperity, influence, and inclusion of refugees. The conference will feature speakers, workshops, local refugee entertainment, networking, a resource room with display tables, and discussions on topics of imminent concern to refugees.

Early Bird Registration: SOLD OUT! Registration for and attendance to the June 22nd, 2023 Refugee Community Building Conference is free of charge for the first 200 attendees who register by May 25.

Regular Registration: SOLD OUT! The regular online registration rate is in effect from May 25 through June 18 at 5:00 pm PT. The registration fee is $120 for all attendees. Online registration is closed after June 18.

On-site Registration: SOLD OUT! If tickets are still available, on-site registration fee is $150 for all attendees. We cannot guarantee on-site registration and encourage you to register in advance. The registration fee covers the cost to attend the 2023 Refugee Community Building Conference, conference materials, and meals.


The hotel offers a discounted parking for $12 per day. On-site parking is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Resource Room

Space is limited. To reserve space please contact by June 10.

Notice of Photo and Videotaping

We will be taking photos and video throughout the conference for use on websites, in social media, and other materials. Your attendance at the conference constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded without compensation.

COVID- 19 Information and Notice

Our top priority is the health and safety of our Conference attendees, staff, presenters, and sponsors. We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for the conference following any COVID-19 protocols and procedures set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and local government officials.

We cannot guarantee that attendees will not become infected with COVID-19. By registering for and attending the 2023 Refugee Community Building Conference you voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to COVID-19. We ask that you stay home if you are not feeling well.

Thursday, June 22, 2023


      • 8:30 –9:30 am: Registration and Breakfast

      • 9:30 – 10:15 am: Welcome, Opening Keynote, and ethnic entertainment

      • 10:30 – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions

      • 12:15 – 1:30pm: Lunch

      • 1:45 – 3:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions

      • 3:15 – 4:00 pm: Visit the Resource Room

      • 4:10 – 5:15 pm: Plenary Panel: Refuge After War

      • 5:15-6:30 pm: Dinner and Cultural Entertainment

      • 6:30 pm: Closing Remarks