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: 

Upcoming Conferences

2023 Annual Conference

Save the date for 2023 Alliance Annual Conference on November 2-3.


Past Conferences

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