Frequently Asked Questions


Is MOVE open to the general public? Who can attend MOVE?

MOVE 2019 is open to anyone and everyone! Programing is geared towards anyone interested in or involved in activism, human service, art and culture, philanthropy, fundraising, education, capacity building for organizations, and youth leadership.

How can I register?

Register by clicking here.

First, choose your registration type (Standard Attendee, AANM Member, NNAAC Member, Student). If you don’t see an option that applies to you, select “Standard Attendee”. If you are an Arab American National Museum member or NNAAC member, click that option because you will receive a $50 discount. Students (highschool or college) have a special discount rate of $100 (must enter school email to verify).

Second, choose your attendee type (Full Conference Registration, One Day (Friday), One Day (Saturday). Then, click next and fill out the rest of the registration questions.

You may reopen your registration to change information at any time, such as if you can no longer attend an activity you RSVP’d for.

What are the payment options?

We accept credit/debit cards, and it is non-refundable.

Can I register for another person?

Yes. When you are registering yourself, you get to the “Registration Summary” page. Once you are there, click a button that says “Add Group member”. You or group member will need to fill out the registration questions and pay for multiple using a one-time payment.

Are there scholarship opportunities?

Yes. Under the registration page, there is a scholarship link available. A limited number of scholarships will be available for those who need assistance attending the conference. Scholarships are intended to offset – but not fully cover – the cost of attending MOVE. Scholarships are open to all attendees, but preference is given to students, individuals with financial need, and first-time attendees. They are awarded on a rolling basis and selections are made based on availability of funds, financial need, and strength of the short-answer questions. Deadline to apply is 10/6/2019.

Can you change registration information once you submit?

Yes. Open your confirmation email and see the text “If you would like to modify your responses, Click here” . You will then enter the email you used in the registration form and the confirmation number provided to you, that can also be found in your confirmation email. This is helpful for changing things you RSVP’d to.

How do I convince my school or employer to sponsor MOVE?

We recommend asking your school or employer to sponsor you to attend MOVE. A template can be found here.


Where is MOVE going to be held?

Most MOVE programming will take place at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI, but there will be events happening at multiple venues throughout the conference. Click here for a full list of conference venues and their addresses.

What is included in the registration?

MOVE 2019 will bring together members of the Arab American community for three packed days of programming that will include the following:

  • Thursday evening welcome reception at the Arab American National Museum
  • Plenary speakers and performances
  • Networking and dialogue
  • Nontraditional, innovative workshop sessions
  • Presentations and performances from Arab American artists
  • A Friday night signature event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History featuring a strolling dinner, beverage, and a theater performance
  • Bus tours of Dearborn and Detroit
  • Arab American Book Awards
  • A Saturday open-mic storytelling event

How do I sign up for a bus tour?

When registering for MOVE, there is a section to sign up for the bus tour. The space is limited, so be sure to register soon!

Is MOVE live-streamed?

Select sessions will be live-streamed, we will update you on which sessions exactly as it gets closer to conference.

I submitted a session proposal during the Call for Ideas. Will my session be included?

Unfortunately, we were unable to incorporate all session proposals into the program. We thank you for submitting a proposal and hope to see you there!


Does MOVE provided hotel rooms?

Yes. We have a hotel block at the Henry hotel, using this link you will get the special block rate. Reservations must be booked by 10/18/19.

Does MOVE provide transportation?

Yes. We provide transportation to and from The Henry Hotel to the official MOVE programming.

What meals are included?

All meals are halal. We do have vegetarian and vegan options available. These options are guaranteed for meals served at the Henry Ford Hotel. We will try our best to guarantee vegetarian and vegan options at the other programming outside of the Henry hotel.

  • Thursday evening dinner if you attend the welcoming reception at the Arab American National Museum.
  • Friday morning breakfast and Friday afternoon lunch will be served at the Henry hotel.
  • Friday evening dinner is included as long as you attend the Friday Night Signature Event at the Charles H. Wright Museum.
  • Saturday evening dinner if you attend Saturday networking mixer and Arab American Book Awards.

Are children able to attend?

You may bring your child to the MOVE conference. We tried our best to ensure we could provide childcare on site, but due to liability, that is not an accommodation we can provided at this time.

Will ASL interpreters be provided?

Yes, if notified. If you need an ASL interpreter, please contact Mikala Cox at as soon as possible.

Is there wheelchair accessible seating?

Yes, we will have reserved wheelchair accessible seating blocked off using blue tape. If you need help finding the reserved seating, please ask a volunteer.

Will there be an all gender bathroom available?

Yes. There is an all gender bathroom located in the Plaza Foyer.