International Affairs Family Conference 2022

July 24, 2022 to July 31, 2022

2022 Star Island Update

The pandemic, climate change, and political unrest have laid bare the effects of structural racism around the world. We’ll look at racism globally with a focus on the U.S., our history of slavery carried into policy inequities. We’ll discover paths forward through environmental, healthcare, and economic justice and consider how we can make a difference, individually and collectively, including within our Star Island community.


Youth Programming

Our youth program runs from toddlers though high school students, typically broken down into 4 age groups. They meet mornings from 9:50am-12pm and afternoons from1:20pm-3pm, except for the seniors who meet afternoons and evenings. The do art projects, explore the island, play games and sing.

Theme Speakers

Robert Trent Vinson, Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies, University of Virginia

Maria Estrada, PhD, Former Deputy Director, Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion, The Nature Conservancy, Consultant, Of Counsel, The Metropolitan Group, Consultant and Equity Coach, The Collective 180

Al Race, Former Chief Knowledge Officer and Deputy Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Nonprofit Communications Consultant

Michelle J DePass, President and CEO, Meyer Memorial Trust, Former Dean & Tishman Professor, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, Former Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Minister of the Week

Ellen Johnson-Fay, Minister Emerita, All Souls UU Church, Colorado Springs, CO

Program Fee

$200/adult (18+) and $150/child (0-17).

Financial Aid

We offer scholarships. Please see the website for more details.

Room & Board

IA Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $1,072 $1,458 $1,320 $1,937


IA 0-5 years old 6-11 12-17
Youth Rates Free $496 $710

Boat Schedule

Depart Portsmouth: 7/24: 2:25 pm

Depart Star: 7/31: 9:20 am


If you have questions please contact:

Conference Chair: Laura Espinosa

Conference Registrar: Kristin Laverty