2017 Pre and Post-Conference Events 


ACE/AIEA Collaborative - Saturday, February 18 
AIEA Pre-Conference Workshops -  Sunday, February 19 - Monday, February 20 
Canada – US Breakfast Dialogue - Monday, February 20
AIEA Advocacy Day - Wednesday, February 22 
Campus Visits - Wednesday, February 22 
India-US Leadership Dialogue - Wednesday, February 22 
Transatlantic Leadership Dialogue - Thursday, February 23 

Breakfast Dialogue: Charting the course of the Canada-United States relationship of the future

Presented by Universities Canada and Global Affairs Canada
Monday, February 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 am
Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park

This breakfast dialogue is an opportunity to reflect on the latest political and economic developments in Canada and the United States. As Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial, Universities Canada and Global Affairs Canada invite you to reflect on the Canada-United States bilateral relationship of the future. What does our future hold? How can we work together on common priorities? What role can Canadian and American universities play in supporting our bilateral relationship?

For questions, please contact Susan Norrington at [email protected].

AIEA Advocacy Day 

Briefing Session: Wednesday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Advocacy Visits: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There is no fee for this event. Registration is included on the AIEA Annual Conference Registration form. 

Note: To participate, you will need to set up visits with congressional offices in advance (directly or through your institutional contacts). Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the briefing at 11:00 a.m. on February 22.

The elections bring new opportunities for advocacy for international education, and AIEA is pleased to work with representatives from the Alliance for International Exchange and the Coalition for International Education in the 2017 AIEA Advocacy Day on February 22, the final day of the conference, from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to indicate their interest when they register for the conference, and to work directly with their government relations offices to set up meetings with congressional offices the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22, between 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm. (Please note that the conference will not end until 2 p.m., so Advocacy Day participants are strongly urged to schedule visits only between 2:30-5:00 p.m.) The AIEA briefing provided by Alliance and Coalition colleagues will be held during the last concurrent session time on Wednesday at 11 am and will cover strategies for discussing international education with congressional staff, as well as highlighting current policy prospects and issues. The latter are more fully discussed in another panel session at the AIEA conference Washington Update: Key Issues in International Education and How to Influence the Discussion.

Participants need to work with their own government relations personnel in advance to schedule congressional visits on the Hill between 2:30-5:00 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 22. They will travel to the Hill by taxi or Metro service. Brief descriptions of visits and reactions on the Hill would be appreciated, sent to the AIEA/Policy Committee at [email protected] after the conference or any time members interact with leaders on the Hill.

Campus Visits

AIEA is pleased to partner with local institutions to offer campus visits after the conference ends on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22. The tours are organized by these institutions, so please direct any questions to the contact listed for each event. Space is limited! Note: Registrants will be contacted by campus representatives with final details prior to the conference. Register on the 2017 AIEA Registration form for these campus visits to  George Washington University and Montgomery College. 

George Washington University

George Washington University (GW) looks forward to welcoming you for a tour of campus. George Washington University, founded in 1821, sits between the State Department and the White House, and comprises ten schools. It is a private, non-sectarian institution of 26,000 students and 2400 faculty members.  The University recently built a new Science and Engineering Hall and acquired the Corcoran School of Art along with the historic Corcoran museum building in DC’s historic center. Once you've signed on for the tour, GW staff from the Office of International Programs will ask you to identify your priority among three main stops on campus:  the Elliott School of International Affairs, the Global Women’s Institute, or the Science and Engineering Hall. All tours will conclude at the GW University Museum and Textile Museum for a casual reception and free time to explore the Albert H. Small collection of Washingtoniana and the Textile Museum.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22
Transportation: Participants will take shared taxis to campus and  can either take a taxi or metro back to the Wardman Park after the conclusion of the tour.
Meeting Place: Dr. Donna Scarboro will meet registered participants at the lobby of the Washington Marriot Wardman Park at 3:00 p.m.
Contact: For questions related to this event, please contact Dr. Donna Scarboro ([email protected]).

Montgomery College

Montgomery College is pleased to participate as a host institution for the AIEA Annual Conference. Montgomery College is a public, open-admissions community college in Maryland with three campuses located in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring. The campuses serve key geographic locations in Montgomery County, a suburban county of one million residents adjacent to Washington, DC. The college enrolls approximately 26,000 credit students and approximately 60,000 students total in credit and non-credit classes. In any given year, the College is the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Maryland. In addition to providing a tour of our facilities at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College, our Study Abroad and Global Humanities directors will share information about our unique international programs for community college students and faculty.

Time: 3:00 (begin tour) – 5:30 (return to metro)
Transportation: Participants will travel by subway to the Takoma Park metro station. The College shuttle will transport participants to campus. Round trip rush hour fare on the Washington metro is about $7.00.
Meeting Place: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Lobby
Contact: For questions related to this event, please contact Sharon A. Fechter ([email protected])

Leadership Dialogue on India-US Higher Education Cooperation

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 
Washington, DC 
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Higher Education is one of the important elements in the process of developing a strategic partnership between the two knowledge economies namely India and United States of America. The Indo-US Higher Education Dialogue (2011-14) has laid out the road map for promoting strategic institutional partnerships. India is learning from the U.S. experience in community colleges and has agreed to collaborate with U.S. institutions in the area of Technology Enabled Learning and Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) to extend the reach of education in India. A good number of fellowships, student and faculty exchange programs, research collaborations etc. have enhanced the opportunities for bilateral cooperation between these countries in the field of higher education and there is a need to strengthen this process in the coming years.

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Open to all conference participants.

Transatlantic Leadership Dialogue

A jointly sponsored one-day meeting convened by the Association of International Education Administrators and the European Association of International Education.

February 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This program will incur an additional fee of $150 USD (non-refundable). 

AIEA and EAIE resumes its jointly sponsored Transatlantic Leadership Dialogue on February 23, 2016  immediately following the AIEA 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

This year’s theme will explore the role of advocacy-- making the case for internationalization— as viewed from North America and European perspectives. 

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