Education Abroad: Critical Skills for the Adviser | July 25 – 27, 2023

As the field of education abroad continues to advance, the demands placed on advisers grow. Learn the skills you need to be effective in today’s dynamic education abroad setting. Explore the different roles required of an adviser to be successful. Discuss the advising profession with others in the field while interacting with each other and the workshop content in a multi-faceted way. Grow as a professional by gaining a comprehensive view of your role within the larger educational context.

2023 Student Global Leadership Conference | March 31 – April 1, 2023

Despite recent progress, the advancement of women into leadership roles is still far slower than men, making ‘it nearly impossible for companies to lay a foundation for sustained progress at more senior levels’ (United Nations). This progress is further delayed for non-binary people and women of colour. Tackling the significant and far-reaching implications of this imbalance in opportunity, compensation and leadership requires awareness AND action by people of all identities and backgrounds if we are to create meaningful change in the workplace.

Forced Internationalization and Opportunities for Campuses | January 24, 2023

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are nearly 100 million displaced people around the world. Approximately 40% of this population are under 18 years old (UNHCR, 2022). Although access to quality schooling is a human right, a marginal 5% of refugee youth attend a university or college (UNHCR, 2021). Access to educational opportunities will be critical for improving the quality of life for many members of displaced populations and the society at large. The international community has set a target of increasing global refugee higher education enrollment to 15% by 2030 (known as the “15by30” goal). The Global Compact on Refugees that was adopted in 2019 encourages academic institutions to take an active role in achieving this target. This workshop is designed for higher education leaders to examine how they can facilitate refugee access to higher education and foster campus internationalization.

2023 WES-CIHE Summer Institute | June 6 – 7, 2023

The WES-CIHE Summer Institute supports the development of the next generation of international higher education scholars, by connecting graduate students and early career researchers with seasoned professionals and senior scholars from around the world. After a three-year hiatus, we are delighted to once again host the Summer Institute in person on the Boston College campus on June 6 and 7, 2023.

Community Based Global Learning Collaborative Institute | May 24 – 26, 2023

Join us for an intimate three-day institute, where we will explore theory, practices, challenges, and opportunities related to ethical community based global learning. In the spirit of reciprocal learning, collaboration, and mutual benefit, we would like to flavor the institute with some elements of an “unconference” by learning from you what topics and areas of interest you would like to learn about and/or dig into during our time together. Your feedback and insight will guide our plan to make the institute as engaging, accessible, fruitful, and transformative as possible.

Diversity Abroad | Inclusive Learning Institute | March 29 – 31, 2023

Faculty play a critical role in advancing student success. As higher education institutions become more globally diverse, faculty are positioned to both advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in and through their work. Additionally as faculty ranks diversify, faculty are positioned to foster a climate of inclusion and belonging to support the success of colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

The Inclusive Learning Institute, by Diversity Abroad, is an immersive learning and development event that convenes faculty and other education professionals to explore the intersection of global engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning. Attendees will engage in critical discussions, share best practices, and build networks to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and global engagement in pedagogy, curriculum, and co-curricular activities.

Attendees will also gain access to the ILI23 Hub the week before ILI23. The ILI23 Hub consists of resources, learning materials, and networking opportunities to expand beyond the two-day event. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the ILI23 Hub for attendees to revisit up to a month after the event.

Bound International – COIL Partner Networking Fair | March 31, 2023

For those with COIL training and experience who seek opportunities to network and connect with other faculty, we invite you to be a part of our Partner Networking Fair! This Fair will take place at the conclusion of our Training Only program and is open to ALL experienced COIL faculty worldwide. Join us to identify new academic partners amongst a group of newly trained faculty.

The launch of the Fair will be conducted in English, but faculty will be able to interact with each other in their language of choice.

Registration Now Open! CIHE 2023 Biennial Conference on International Higher Education | June 9 – 10, 2023

The Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) is delighted to announce the inaugural 2023 Biennial Conference on International Higher Education at Boston College on June 9-10, 2023.

Since 1995, CIHE has promoted the belief that an international perspective is needed to foster enlightened policies and practices in higher education. This biennial gathering deepens that commitment by providing a new forum for rich dialogue in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and intimate environment.

The field has grown since the center’s founding almost 30 years ago. The conference will celebrate this expansion, by convening both established thinkers and newer voices. We aim for all participants and partners to leave inspired, energized and engaged with others about work they might do together in the years to come.

THE Awards Asia | June 21, 2023

Widely known as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, the THE Awards were a fixture in the UK higher education calendar for 14 years, before we took this prestigious event overseas for the first time in 2019.

These awards offer a major international platform to recognise outstanding leadership and institutional performance, and celebrate the continent’s higher education excellence.

The response from entrants over the past four years has far exceeded our expectations, both in terms of the number, and their wide geographical spread. It is a great privilege for us and our panel of external judges to read about your proudest achievements.

For this fifth running of these awards, the glittering final ceremony will once again feature at the THE Asia Universities Summit, taking place at The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 21–23 June 2023. As a key part of this summit, which attracts senior delegates from across the region and beyond, we will bring even greater attention to the brilliant work of our finalists, and so to the diversity and dynamism of Asian and Middle Eastern higher education as a whole.

We very much look forward to receiving your entries once again.

HashtagHigherEd UK | April 20 – 21, 2023

HashtagHigherEd UK is a dedicated forum for higher education marketing and communications professionals to come together and share best practices in communication, marketing and branding strategies in a crowded and dynamic landscape.

Think Forward Summit | January 24 – 26, 2023

The field of global education & culture exchange is uniquely positioned to advance justice, diversity, equity and inclusion in and through its work locally, nationally, and internationally. To be effective, we must stay abreast of trends and developments in higher education, diversity & inclusion practices, and workforce development.

The 2023 Think Forward Summit will bring together thought leaders from across higher education, global education, and cultural exchange as well as senior leaders from the private and public sector to discuss future trends and challenges through the lens of global education and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Over the course of three days, experts from around the world will offer their perspectives on innovative and forward-thinking ideas on the role that global education and diversity, equity, and inclusion can play to address the challenges and opportunities that we face today and how we can prepare the next generation for a more globally inclusive world.

20th IMISCOE Annual Conference | July 3 – 6, 2023

Inequalities invariably intertwine with migration. On the micro-scale, socio-economic inequalities shape the propensity to migrate. On a macro-scale, South-North and East-West dynamics act as migration drivers. Recent mobility-related debates include inequalities as developmental outcomes of migration, as an implication of social and economic remittances, and as an issue to be addressed by public policies. Inequality-related challenges are also discussed in the context of gender, ethnic and racial disparities, urban segregation, or labour market segmentation in receiving countries. Inequalities intertwine with migration knowledge production. Postcolonial power relations determine who gets to define the research agenda, who receives research funding and, consequently, who gets to theorise migration knowledge.

There is a growing need for scientific and political discussion on new inequalities and challenges for the future, such as the demographic, climate and technological changes, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the mass forced migration following conflicts such as the current war in Ukraine. As an efficient public response is still lacking, research and academic debates are much needed to support political decision-making processes. The focus on inequalities of the 2023 IMISCOE Annual Conference can facilitate the strengthening of topics in IMISCOE debates, from different methodological approaches (quantitative and qualitative) and various disciplinary focuses (including but not limited to economics, sociology, demography, political science, anthropology, law, history and geography).

For the 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference in Warsaw, we invite submissions of Individual Paper Proposals, Workshop Proposals and Panel Proposals that relate to the broad topic of migration and inequalities.

Global Inclusion 2023 | October 31 – November 3, 2023

Since 2013 Diversity Abroad’s annual conference has constituted the most comprehensive forum for education professionals, students and stakeholders committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education and cultural exchange.

Community, collaboration, learning and inspiration. For 10 years the annual Diversity Abroad conference has embodied these words. In fall 2023 the tradition continues in Chicago, IL as Diversity Abroad celebrates its 11th annual conference. As in prior years Global Inclusion 2023 will embody Diversity Abroad and its member community’s holistic approach to addressing and accelerating systemic and equitable change in all aspects of global education and cultural exchange, including:

Education Abroad
International Students, Scholars & Exchange
Global Engagement at Home
Organizational & Career Development
Global Inclusion 2023 will be an opportunity to share innovations, build community, and collaborate to make progress towards a more sustainable and equitable future.

Global Respectful Disruption Summit

COMPEAR and have formed a partnership to collaboratively highlight the experiences of the underrepresented around the globe, as well as how all of us can respectfully and actively disrupt practices and policies that make room for inequality and discrimination in international education.

The Global Respectful Disruption Summit is a joint effort to bring together like-minded individuals for learning and discussion. This will be real talk. This will be uncensored. This will highlight underrepresented voices.

International Internship Conference | June 13-15, 2023

Announcing the inaugural International Internship Conference! The IIC 2023 will take place June 13-15, 2023 in Indianapolis, USA. We’re thrilled to be partnering with IUPUI – Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis on their downtown campus.
The theme of the conference: Exploring Convergent Perspectives on International Internships. The conference program will reflect the myriad of perspectives around international internships: Creating Meaningful Programs; Sustainability; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Accessibility; Connectivity; Career Integration; Virtual/Remote Internships; Cultural Awareness; Collaboration; Health, Safety & Security, and more…
IIC 2023 Attendance will be comprised of: Faculty; College, University & High School Internship Practitioners; 3rd party service providers; Government policy makers, Employers and Students in the fields of International Internships and Work Integrated Learning. Registration to open Monday October 17th.
Call for Proposals is now open: Share your organization’s Best Practices, Innovative Partnerships, and Vision as we Explore Convergent Perspectives on International Internships. Proposal Deadline: Thursday December 15, 2022.

The PIE Live is headed to Australia | July 25 – 26, 2023

We are excited to be launching The PIE Live Australia together with Study Gold Coast, 25-26 July 2023 at Gold Coast Convention Centre.

The PIE Live Australia will bring together leaders and aspiring leaders working in international education to learn about subject areas and products that will enhance their ability to excel in their careers. Building knowledge and networks, the two-day event from The PIE News team will enable connections between those working in higher ed, edtech and private education.

Via | User Conference 2023 | July 12-14, 2023

During Via’s User Conference, current and prospective clients will come together to exchange ideas, ask questions, and learn more about Via’s software solutions. Just like at NAFSA, we’ll have our Via Lab, where you can experience live demos, learn about user research, and ask even more questions.