The Institute of International Education (IIE) organized and convened the 2012 International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8, entitled "International Education: A Global Economic Engine." The Summit brought together 50 high level delegates from 15 countries and the European Union in Washington, DC on May 2 and 3, 2012.
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About the Summit
The International Education Summit is convened annually in the G8 host country to provide a platform for top-level policymakers and practitioners to meet and exchange experience and expertise. The 2012 International Education Summit was organized and convened by the Institute of International Education. The G8 Summit, a separate event hosted by the White House, will take place at Camp David on May 18 and 19, addressing a range of economic, political and security issues. This second annual International Education Summit follows a successful inaugural meeting in Paris in May 2011 hosted by Campus France. With the G8 Summit for 2013 scheduled to be held in the UK, the British Council has begun plans for an event to be held in the UK next year.
About the Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1919, IIE has network of 17 offices worldwide and over 1,000 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.