The Forum’s 19th Annual Conference heads to Seattle for 2023 in the Sheraton Grand Hotel with a 2-day virtual conference on March 14-15, 2023 and a 3-day in-person conference on March 22-24, 2023. 

We continue to provide a forum for dialogue about issues of critical importance to the field of education abroad. In 2023, The Forum’s Annual Conference will be unthemed. Yes, we’re going “themeless in Seattle.” Instead of crafting a single overarching theme to shape the narrative of our conference, we are inviting you to drive the content with the themes and topics that are meaningful to you.

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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

Annual Conference Committee

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
Jaime Weaver, Juniata College

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