The 2019 Guide to International Education Conferences

February 22 , 2019

If you and your organization are considering attending an international conference this year, we’ve compiled our definitive guide to every conference that is offered this year across the globe.

Each conference has a distinct and unique focus, so scroll through to learn more about each event and discover the perfect fit for your organization’s needs and goals.

2019 International Education Conferences Quick Links

APAIE Conference & Exhibition

UPCEA Annual Conference

AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting

Going Global

NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo

EMFD Annual Conference

ISTE Conference

Global Internship Conference

EAIE Conference and Exhibition

AIEC 2019

CBIE Annual Conference


APAIE Conference & Exhibition

Theme: Diversity and Inclusivity of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific

March 25-29 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2,000 Attendees | 200 Exhibitors

The Asia-Pacific Association for International Educators was founded in South Korea in 2004 with the goal of encouraging increased collaboration across the Asia Pacific region and to provide support of international programs and exchanges. Their annual conference brings together policy-makers and international educators from all parts of the world to network and share learnings in international education developments.


UPCEA Annual Conference

Theme: Not listed

March 27-29 | Seattle, WA, USA

Attendance: 800 | Exhibitors: 50

UPCEA was founded in 1915 and will be hosting its 104th conference this year! Their annual conference is an assembly of thought leaders and practitioners in the field of higher education. The conference has a high concentration of organization decision makers, with 76 percent of attendees being deans, directors and other senior officials.


AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting

Theme: Challenging Core Foundations

April 14-16 | Edinburgh, Scotland

Attendees: 1,500 | Exhibitors: 52

AACSB focuses on connecting educators, students and businesses to create the next generation of global leaders through business education. Their annual conference will dive into the changing landscape of global education in today’s digital age and influences from social, political and economic developments.


Going Global

Theme: Knowledge diplomacy and the digital world: does international tertiary education have a role?

May 13-15 | Berlin, Germany

Attendees: 1000

The Going Global conference is a stage for for leaders in international education to discuss the future of further and higher education on a global level. Attendees consist of university senior-level officials, advisers, government representatives, policy and strategy makers, and international education professionals.


NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo

Theme: Global leadership, learning and change

May 26-31 | Washington DC, USA

Attendees: 10,000 | Exhibitors: 350

The NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo is one of the largest international education conferences held each year with upwards of 10,000 attendees from over 3,500 institutions and organizations from 100+ countries. With a wide variety of offerings satisfying all attendees from various facets of the international education world, there is something for everyone at the conference.


EMFD Annual Conference

Theme: Trust Partners Impact

June 5-7 | Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal

Attendees: 500

EFMD is an international organization of business schools and corporations focusing in management development. The Annual Conference has been designed professionals involved in management education and development. Attendees include EFMD members and companies, along with educational institutions.


ISTE Conference & Expo

Theme: Bold educators activate change

June 23-26 | Philadelphia, PA, USA

Attendees: 16,000 | Exhibitors: 550

The ISTE Conference is globally recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive educational-focused technology conference in the world. ISTE has a vision for education transformation through their ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments.


Global Internship Conference

Theme: Integrating employability outcomes through global internships

July 2-5 | Auckland, New Zealand

Attendees: 400 | Exhibitors: Not listed

The Global Internship Conference is an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of academic work placement and experiential education in an international setting. GIC brings together professionals to discuss and advance best practices in global internships.


EAIE Conference and Exhibition

Theme: Encompassing all voices

September 24-27 | Helsinki, Finland

Attendees: 8,000 | Exhibitors: 230

The European Association for International Education annual conference brings together international higher education professionals and provides a forum for sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas and building new partnerships. The conference is the largest of its kind in Europe and provides opportunities in all facets of international education for attendees.


AIEC 2019

Theme: Leading the way

October 15-18 | Perth, Australia

Attendees: 1,300 | Exhibitors: 40-50

The Australian International Education Conference provides a unique opportunity for international education practitioners, faculty, and policy makers to learn about emerging industry trends and network with Australian and international colleagues from across the globe.


CBIE Annual Conference

Theme: Not listed

November 17-20 | Winnipeg, Canada

Attendees: 850 |

The Canada Bureau for International Education has put on its Annual Conference for over 50 years.. The conference spans across all levels of the education system, promoting to deepen engagement with the Canadian education sector at an international level.


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