The Alliance held its 2020 Annual Conference virtually over the days of October 28-29. The Alliance welcomed 245 attendees, including Alliance members, supporters, and more than 50 U.S. government representatives (many from the U.S. Department of State). The conference featured remarks from keynote speaker Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Marie Royce. In her video remarks, Assistant Secretary Royce discussed the value of exchange programs during these uncertain times and BridgeUSA, the new brand identity for the Private Sector component of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP).
Other conference highlights included: breakout sessions with ECA program staff; plenary panel on diversity and inclusion; discussion with Alliance leadership; and content sessions on travel and 2021 and beyond. The Alliance extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to all its members, supporters, and partners in the U.S. government in ensuring a successful conference.
Our conference in 2021 will be at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel on November 9 and 10.