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Conferences and Events

Welcome to our Conferences and Events area! Please find below a series of events either hosted by ICHEA or ones which we believe may be of interest to you.

The Annual Conference of the Forum on Education Abroad

The Forum conference theme, "Vision and Value in Education Abroad¡¨ takes up the central importance of creating and maintaining a compelling vision for education aboard while communicating its value.

Location:   Charlotte, USA

Making Education Meet the Challenge Conference

This year¡¦s conference will explore the trends and implications; explore models for change drawing on case studies from across the world; examine the barriers; and deliver frameworks for action across the following areas: Staff and student mobility; Global partnerships; Global citizens and Policy and leadership.

Location:  London, UK

Introduction to International Education

This interactive one-day workshop is designed to assist relative newcomers to the profession to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Australian international education industry.

Location:   Melbourne, Australia

The ICHEA Conference and Exhibition

ICHEA is an international non-profit organization our goal is to activate and reinforce the internationalization of higher education around the world, and to engage the professional challenges of individuals in international education. Each year ICHEA holds an international conference hosted by a University in the Region.

Location:   Queensland, Australia 

Good Business Practices

The workshop will allow participants to take their existing knowledge and skills about business practices to the next level. The focus will be on good business practice in establishing projects to (1) ensure institutional commitment; (2) assure quality; and (3) develop robust business planning, contracting, financial control, review and monitoring systems to mitigate risk.

Location:   Melbourne Australia

Leading the Profession into the Next Century

The informative workshops, sessions, roundtables, and special events at the Meeting will provide the knowledge and skills you need to become a visionary leader and best serve your institution and your students.

Learn how to manage change to achieve your professional and institutional goals.

Develop insights and ideas that will position you and your institution at the forefront of the profession.

Learn about best practices, new techniques, and cutting-edge technology.

Stay abreast of policy matters affecting higher education.

Location:   New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Cross Cultural Relationship Management

The workshop would look at cultural differences involved when on overseas visits including expectations in behavior when doing business. The session would cover protocol issues when hosting guests from other countries, including international government officials and institutional representatives. It would look at the ways in which business is conducted and negotiations are made. Consideration will also be given to the idea of ¡¥cultural intelligence¡¦ which is of particular relevance in the context of international relations.

Location:   Melbourne, Australia

International Conference on Education

The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The conference invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.

Location:   Toronto, Canada  

Framework of International Students Support

This workshop will equip practitioners with the knowledge, skills and thinking required to develop meaningful and relevant programs for their student cohort that can be measured, are aligned to their organization's objectives and meet the needs of the current regulatory environment.

Location:   Melbourne, Australia  

Annual Conference - The changing landscape of global higher education

International educators are increasingly demanding more relevancy and depth in conference learning opportunities. The Annual Conference Committee will continue its efforts to ensure the highest quality of educational offerings at the ICHEA Annual Conference.

Location:   Kansas City, USA

Annual Conference - From Access to Success: Closing The Knowledge Divide

The annual conference represents a unique international experience of diversity in action. Hosted each year by a different member institution or organization, the conference brings together policy-makers, academics, practitioners, researchers, and administrators from around the world to address key issues in access and widening participation, diversity and inclusion. It also engages the participation of students, student support services, student organizations and employers.

Location:   Stockholm, Sweden

Beyond Old Marketing and E-Marketing

Participants will be expected to develop an understanding of a full spectrum of marketing approaches available to them today in the education industry ¡V many of which have gone beyond traditional offline and online marketing methods. These approaches are now accessible to institutions only through the explosion of virtual communities and the rapid rate of technology adoption. Participants will also gain an insight into how their target demographics have changed in information hunting behavior and in the decision-making process of selecting overseas institutions for future study. Participants will also be supplied with take-home material to guide them through the process of applying what they have learnt at the workshop in forming or improving a holistic marketing strategy for their own institutions. Where applicable, budgeting, scheduling and risk management issues and best practice will be highlighted to assist with campaign execution down the track.

Location:   Toronto, Canada

Critical Success Factor in engaging with international Alumni

The workshop¡¦s target audience includes higher education, staff who works in international relations in recruitment or marketing roles in a faculty, school, and centre of international office.  

Staff can be new to international alumni relations and to universities, and do not have to have worked with international alumni before.


Establishing international volunteer programs; pitfalls; benefits; managing expectations and developing mutually beneficial partnerships; using new technologies to manage relationships.

Data and client relationship management systems.

Location:   Los Angeles, USA

Managing an International Career Service

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to identify the role of the international careers counselor and the particular needs of international students in their institutions, and which services might be offered for both postgraduate and undergraduate students. Best practice models of careers services for post graduate and undergraduate international students in higher education will be addressed. Participants will also receive an introduction to the financial, legal, management and organizational aspects of offering an international careers service. The role of work placements, internships, projects and other pre employment opportunities offered to students during their academic program will also be covered.

Location:   Brisbane, Australia

Managing International Marketing

On completion of the workshop, participants will gain practical knowledge and skills to help them become more effective international recruiters within their institutions. Participants will gain an overview of each of the broad operational marketing areas necessary for successful offshore recruitment, including agent and brand management, sourcing market intelligence, managing a marketing budget, writing an operational marketing plan, and expert tips on surviving life as a road warrior.

Location:   B. C. Canada

Strategic Management of Student Outbound Mobility

Participants will gain an overview of the international, national and institutional strategy and policy supporting the further development of outbound student mobility. Case studies and models of best practice operations will be presented noting where the operations are linked to strategy. The case studies and models will cover areas such as the development of policy and procedures; management of key relationships; resource management; data collection and; reporting outcomes.

Location:   London, UK

UKCISA Conference

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK¡¦s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.

Location:   York, UK

ParisParis International Conference on Education

The conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers and industry representatives interested in Education. The languages of the conference will be English and French.

Location:   Paris, France

Business Intelligence: Using the data

This workshop aims to acquaint participants with the multitude of data and information sources relevant to the international student industry for undertaking analysis and interpretation of industry and sector-specific data to facilitate understanding of market trends and future demand patterns in the business of international education.

Participants will be introduced to available data sources and the ways in which they can be used to build knowledge and skills through appropriate analysis.  

Location:   Paris, France 

Introduction to International Education

This interactive one-day workshop is designed to assist relative newcomers to the profession (i.e. up to 18 months) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the international education industry (major issues and trends, the regulatory environment, systems and players, work roles, etc.).

Location:   Brisbane, Australia 

Executive Leadership & Management in International Education  

Participants will engage with leading practitioners and peers through a range of short presentations, case studies, facilitated interactive discussions, and interactive group work.

Participants are expected to engage in preparatory work as well as intermediate work between the two seminar sessions.

Location:   Australia - SA 

Internationalization of the Curriculum  

Together the formal and the informal curriculum shape the lived experience of the student ¡V simultaneously defining their present learning and creating future opportunities for them within an increasingly connected and globalize society. This symposium brings together keynote speakers and invited practitioners from the higher education. A number of presenters will also share practical strategies that have worked for them as they have sought to internationalize the curriculum in a variety of contexts. There will be a strong focus throughout the day on sharing experiences and learning from and with each other.

Location:   York, UK 

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