Best Practices Conference 2018

December 28, 2017 March 16, 2018 New York

The Institute of International Education hosted the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference at IIE headquarters in New York City. Leading experts in the field and the winners of the 2018 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education presented successful models and strategies for internationalizing the campus. The conference focused on themes such as internationalization strategies, expanding participation in study abroad, and building international partnerships. There were optional pre-conference roundtables and a networking dinner held the day before the main conference on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

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Event Details

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Institute of International Education
IIE Headquarters
809 United Nations Plaza (1st Avenue between 45th & 46th Streets)
12th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10017

Conference sessions will include:

  • Strategic Planning for Comprehensive Internationalization
  • Best Practices in Expanding Participation in Study Abroad
  • New Strategies for Global Engagement and Partnerships
  • Keynote by representative from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State (invited)
  • Closing Reception 

Optional Pre-Conference Activities on Thursday, March 15: Roundtables and Dinner

  • 2:00-4:00pm: Concurrent Roundtable 1: Study Abroad Matters: Developing Diverse Talent for Employability
  • 2:00-4:00pm: Concurrent Roundtable 2: Academic Partnership Building in Challenging Environments
  • 7:00pm: Networking Dinner

Practical Information

 Agenda (80 KB, PDF)  

 Conference Logistics (Hotels & Travel) (116 KB, PDF)