The Alliance held its 2021 Annual Conference virtually on November 4th and in- person on November 9-10. After a year apart, we were thrilled to welcome 245 attendees including Alliance members, supporters, stakeholders, and U.S government officials. We were also thrilled to welcome host employers and international partners for the first time.
Senator Cory Booker kicked off the conference with a strong and uplifting affirmation of the critical role international exchange programs play in increasing mutual understanding and well-being. The in-person event featured remarks from keynote speaker Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Matthew Lussenhop, with a presentation of the MODE Framework by Natalie Donahue, the ECA’s Chief of Evaluation.
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.
- Transcript of Senator Cory Booker’s Remarks
- MODE Framework Presentation
- MODE Framework Website
- Order out of Chaos Presentation
October 28-29, 2020
October 24-25, 2019 at The Washington Hilton Hotel
October 24-25, 2018 at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
October 25-26, 2017 at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
October 19-20 at the Embassy Suites Washington, D.C. – Convention Center
Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) opening remarks for the 2021 Alliance Annual Conference.