January 13, 2015 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad
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On October 1-2, 2015, the inaugural IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will bring commitment partners together in Washington, D.C. to highlight their progress and create positive new solutions.

The Summit is an exciting opportunity to engage and showcase commitment partners from all sectors and will feature high-level plenary debates, action-oriented sessions, think tanks and networking opportunities, as well as an engaging expo hall, to mobilize commitments and inspire new actions.

The Summit will bring together hundreds of participants and speakers, including senior level leaders from diverse sectors. Summit participants will include U.S. and non-U.S. higher education institutions, the K-12 community, foreign language community, study abroad organizations, education associations, private sector corporations and foundations, student ambassadors, the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government agencies; and foreign government partners, including Ministries of Higher Education and Human Resource Development.

Summit Themes

The 2015 IIE Summit on Generation Study Abroad will explore best practices and lessons learned and how institutions and organizations are advancing their commitments to Generation Study Abroad through the framework of four major themes:
  • How does study abroad build a globally minded workforce?
  • How can study abroad be redefined and rebranded for today's global economy?
  • What is the impact of study abroad?
  • What innovative solutions are most effective in increasing study abroad participation?

Call for Proposals

Deadline: February 15, 2015

IIE invites proposals that highlight best practices, ideas, and innovations that address these themes and advance the collective Generation Study Abroad goal of significantly expanding and scaling education abroad. We also encourage proposals that reflect the spirit of collaboration across sectors. The deadline to submit proposals is February 15, 2015.

Three types of proposals will be accepted:
  • Individual: Single participant submissions are welcome. IIE will create sessions that bring presenters together based on theme and content.
  • Full Panel: Full panels should consist of no more than three individuals. Preference will be given to proposals incorporating diverse stakeholders and perspective, and panels that include interaction among presenters.
  • Think Tank: You may also submit a proposal to conduct an extremely interactive brainstorming session, where participants will engage in big-picture thinking to identify creative solutions to specific challenges.
Preference will be given to proposals that include participants from different sectors and speak to varied audiences, including employers, governments and K-12 educators, as well as higher education practitioners and policy-makers.

Summit Sponsorship

Varied strategic sponsorship options are available, but space is limited. To learn more, please visit: www.iie.org/Programs/Generation-Study-Abroad/Generation-Study-Abroad-Summit/Sponsorship or contact Jeff Bunkin at jbunkin@naylor.com.

Thank you to Diamond Sponsor:



Exhibiting opportunities are available for a limited number of Generation Study Abroad Partners and non-Generation Study Abroad Partners. Please contact Jeff Bunkin at jbunkin@naylor.com to learn more about exhibiting at the Summit.

Programming Partners

Current Programming Partners for the IIE Summit include:
Media Partners

IIE invites proposals from media organizations to participate as a Media Partner. Media Partners further extend our call to action by increasing awareness about study abroad among their broader audiences. Please contact Sharon Witherell at SWitherell@iie.org to learn more.

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