2019 AIEA Annual Conference 

What's Next? Possibilities and Probabilities in the Future of International Higher Education 

January 20-23, 2019 
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California, USA 

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Join colleagues from around the world at the only conference specifically for professionals leading internationalization at higher education institutions. 

The AIEA Annual Conference brings together international education leaders to discuss trends, best practices, key strategic-level issues in the field. Explore past session topics by browsing the AIEA Session Archive

Why attend an AIEA Annual Conference? 2018 Conference participants say: 

"As an SIO, AIEA is the most important conference of the year for me."

“The participant cohort mobilized for this event was very strong. Moreover, I found that the space created for candid and reflective discussion very refreshing.”

“I come to AIEA for the colleagues who attend, the high caliber of discussion at sessions, and the opportunity to network.”

“The highlight of the conference was connecting to this community of practice ready and open to have 'warts and all' discussions that allowed from some very tangible lessons to be drawn.”

“I've already been using information from the presentations and sessions to help define and place the SIO and internationalization within our university. It is very helpful to look to AIEA as a collection of executive level practitioners in international affairs and education.”

"It's specifically targeted to the SIO, and many of the topics and sessions provide useful, actionable information. Together, we are putting together best practices of the profession."

"It's the one conference I look forward to each year! The discussions I am able to have with colleagues always enriches my knowledge about the field and allows me to reflect critically on the state of international education administration at my institution." 

First-time AIEA Participants say: 

"This was my first AIEA conference. It was partly an exploratory effort, to see how this conference compares to, and complements, other forums where our institution participates. I found it to be particularly strong as a professional development/sector reflection space. I plan on continuing to attend."

"Being a first-time AIEA participant, the overall conference in terms of the breadth of knowledge and expertise from presenters and other participants was the biggest highlight.”