WELCOME TO THE FORUM’S 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
We can’t wait to welcome you to the 19th Annual Conference in March 2023, when we’ll gather both virtually and in person to upskill, network, and share knowledge with the field’s best and the brightest.
The Forum’s 19th Annual Conference heads to Seattle for 2023 at the Sheraton Grand Seattle with a three-day, in-person conference on March 22-24, 2023. Online programming will take place one week earlier, with our two-day virtual conference on March 14-15, 2023.
We’ll be “themeless in Seattle” in 2023, meaning that our presenters and attendees will be driving the content themes and topics that are most important to our trusted community. Let’s bring together the international education thought leaders of today and tomorrow to discuss emerging trends, timely topics (see below!), and re-connect with a community that’s passionate about the life-changing work that we accomplish together.
ENJOY 60+ SESSIONS OVER 5 DAYS BOTH VIRTUALLY AND IN PERSON!
Curious about the programming that will help you upskill as an international educator? Check out the session information—including dates, times, presenters, and descriptions—for more than 60 sessions!
All sessions fall into one of the following 10 focus areas:
- Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability
- Ethics, Collaboration, and Transparency
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- Health, Safety, and Well-Being
- Mission, Goals, Strategy, and Advocacy
- Online Global Learning
- Professional Development and Training
- Program Development and Management
- Research and Data Collection
- Student Learning and Development
ENHANCE YOUR CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE WITH PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
In addition to the more than 60 sessions, The Forum will also offer four pre-conference workshops in Seattle on Wednesday, March 22, to complement your in-person conference experience:
- Health, Safety & Well-Being Apply to a scholarship here!
- Using SDG4 to Advance Learning for Sustainable Development in Education Abroad
- Mental Health Through the Lens of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- First Generation and Education Abroad: Strategy, Support, and Asset-Based Pedagogy
TEMPLATE: ASK YOUR MANAGER TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
We get it—sometimes advocating for the opportunity to participate in professional development and conference experiences can be difficult…but you’re worth it! Download this Word doc template that includes an email to help you make the ask.
ENGAGE IN SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES
The Forum offers a limited number of sponsorship and advertising opportunities as a service to our attendees. Learn more
We thank our past sponsors and look forward to welcoming new ones.
THANK YOU, HOST INSTITUTIONS
The Forum is pleased to announce the following host institutions for its 19th Annual Conference. The Forum thanks these members for their generous support of the education abroad field:
Brigham Young University – International Study Programs
University of Washington – Office of Global Affairs
Santa Clara University – Global Engagement
Reed College – International Programs Office
MEET OUR CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Special thanks to our stellar Conference Committee for their guidance in preparing for this year’s Annual Conference.
Kelly Newlon, Washington State University (chair)
Joy Phaphouvaninh, University of Illinois/Forum Council (past chair)
Mark Beirn, University of California, Irvine
Luísa Castro-Caldas, CIEE Lisbon
Nicolette Dacke, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Karen Embry, Portland Community College
Niko Garbacz, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Elisabet Raquel García, Access Equitable Education
Megan Grover, Pacific Lutheran University
Ivett Guntersdorfer, Bowling Green State University (Germany)
Venkata Madhuri Gunti, CIEE (India)
Julianna Johnson, University of Washington
Ermioni Karachaliou, Hellenic American University (Greece)
Courtney Kroll, University of Washington Tacoma
Kevin Murphy, University of New Haven Tuscany Campus (Italy)
Destiny Oppe, IES Abroad
Jeff Penedo, EF Education First
Jennifer Teague, Purdue University Global
Michelle Walters, AIFS Abroad
Susan Watson, Portland Community College
Jamie Weaver, Juniata College
Looking for information on past Annual Conferences? Visit the Annual Conference archive»Future Venues