The Collective Public Policy Voice of the Exchange Community

In 2019, the Alliance held its largest conference to date, with an unprecedented 338 attendees. For both attendees and those unable to make it this year, please find brief highlights of the conference below.

With input from our members, we developed sessions to address timely issues, such as diversity in global education, emotional first-aid, F-1 student recruitment and preventing sexual harassment, inspired by last year’s session on the #MeToo movement.

A major highlight of our Annual Conference was the strong presence of and increased participation by U.S. government representatives, including the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Bureau of Consular Affairs, and as well as the U.S. Department of Commerce. More than 70 government officials joined us for the conference this year. We were honored to welcome Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce, as well as other ECA senior leadership.

It was a pleasure connecting with many colleagues throughout the Conference and at our Networking Reception. For a visual recap of the two content-filled days, take a look at our Photo Album.