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
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.
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.
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.
Theme: Knowledge diplomacy and the digital world: does international tertiary education have a role?
May 13-15 | Berlin, Germany
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.
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.
Theme: Trust Partners Impact
June 5-7 | Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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