Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Lee Satterfield’s opening remarks for the 2022 Alliance Annual Conference.
2022 Annual Conference
The Alliance held its 2022 Annual Conference on October 18-19. This year, sessions focused on the theme “Embracing Change through Innovation.” We were thrilled to welcome 251 attendees including Alliance members, supporters, stakeholders, and U.S government officials, as well as the Alliance’s new Executive Director, Mark Overmann.
Official conference festivities opened with a welcome video from Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Lee Satterfield and a lively conversation between Deputy Assistant Secretary of ECA Scott Weinhold and former Alliance Executive Director Michael McCarry. Both reinforced the critical role international exchange programs play in our ever-evolving world.
Other conference highlights included: breakout sessions with ECA program staff; plenary panel on embracing change through innovation; discussion with ECA leadership; and content sessions on a range of topics from diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at ECA, the domestic impact of public diplomacy, and more.
The Alliance extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our sponsors, presenters, attendees, and partners in the U.S. government in ensuring a successful conference. For those looking for more information on the sessions, please see the resources below:
2023 Annual Conference
Save the date for 2023 Alliance Annual Conference on November 2-3.
2021 Virtual & Annual Conference
November 4 and 9-10, 2021
2020 Virtual Conference
October 28-29, 2020
2019 Annual Conference
October 24-25, 2019 at The Washington Hilton Hotel
2018 Annual Conference
October 24-25, 2018 at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
2017 Annual Meeting
October 25-26, 2017 at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
2016 Annual Meeting
October 19-20 at the Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. – Convention Center