2010 Conference



The 2010 AIEA Conference was held Feb 14-17, in Washington DC with over 500 participants from 25+ different countries, which marked AIEA’s largest conference to date.  Participants came from diverse countries like Finland, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Cyprus and Brazil.  The countries with the largest representation, besides the United Sates, were United Kingdom, Australia, Russia and Canada.  The state with the largest representation at the conference was New York, followed by California, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  Nearly two-thirds of the attendees were AIEA members.

With 250 presenters, 86 sessions and 5 well-received pre-conference workshops, the conference program provided participants with the rich opportunity to explore key issues within international higher education,including partnerships, assessment, recruitment, and internationalization of the curriculum. The clear highlight of the 2010 AIEA Conference, based on post-conference evaluations, was the Plenary Speech on the last day by Dr. Arthur Levine, president of The Woodrow Wilson Foundation.  Many called his speech “inspirational” and “visionary,” and some even said it was the best plenary ever at an AIEA conference. There were many other highlights of the conference, according to the evaluations, including the Opening reception at the National Press Club, Martha Kanter’s opening plenary talk, the exhibitors, the pre-conference workshops and Global Dialogue, the invaluable networking opportunities, including the networking luncheon and reception, and especially, the high-quality sessions and discussions.  One participant remarked, “the diversity and range of speakers/topics were wonderful and very informative,” and another commented that “the issues presented and discussed are current and of significant relevance.”

Another highlight of the conference was the awarding of the Klasek Award to Madeleine Green of the American Council on Education for outstanding service to the field of international education and the awarding of theJosephson Award for outstanding graduate work to Martha Bloehm of The University of Texas at Austin, whose work as a graduate student has focused on the intersection of education policy and sustainable socioeconomic development in developing countries. Martha presented her work in a poster presentation in the exhibit hall during the conference. A special thank you to Awards Committee Chair Joe Tullbane and his committee members for their work on the awards process this year.  Members are encouraged to start thinking now about possible nominees for these and other AIEA awards to be given at next year’s conference; a call for awards nominations will go out to members via the listserv this fall.

Almost half of the conference participants submitted online evaluations, with nearly 90% rating the conference as "outstanding" or "very good" (with "outstanding" being the highest possible rating), which marks this as thehighest rated AIEA conference to date. Comments from participants described the conference as a “must meeting,” and one said that the conference was a “great size and scope- everyone seemed very engaged.”  As to its value, one participant observed, “AIEA is one of the best conferences I attend, as it provides excellent opportunities to learn about new developments in the field that pertain to my work and also allows me to meet and network with the right individuals.”  And one participant concluded that this year’s conference was the “best conference I've attended in a very long time!”

Excellent suggestions were made as to session topics and plenary speakers for next year's conference, as well as suggestions for more networking opportunities, substantive discussions, and logistical input. The feedback from the post-conference evaluations is greatly appreciated, and the 2011 Conference Chair, Susan Buck Sutton, and the Conference Advisory Board will work to incorporate as many of the suggestions as possible into the 2011 conference next year in San Francisco on Feb. 20-23.  Please note that the Call for Proposals for the 2011 conference will be sent out later this spring, with an Aug. 15 deadline. The theme of the 2011 conference is Competition and Collaboration in the Global Transformation of Higher Education.  We look forward to your participation at next year’s AIEA conference!

Deep appreciation is expressed to all those who made the conference possible including local host universities of Georgetown University and George Washington University, which provided wonderful volunteers at theconference, the conference sponsors and exhibitors, AIEA Conference Chair Bill Lacy and the AIEA Conference Advisory Board, and the session chairs and presenters.  A special thank you goes to AIEA’s All-Conference Sponsor Platinum Sponsor, ELS Educational Services, whose generous support helped make this conference possible.

Note: For those of you who may want to access some of the presentations (or links to presentations) made in Washington DC, you can find those online on the AIEA website homepage (www.aieaworld.org). An updated attendee list is also available there. Appreciation is expressed to those presenters who shared their presentations and/or links with AIEA.  Note that not all presenters submitted presentation materials for the website.  Transcripts of all the plenary talks are unfortunately not available.

2010 Annual Conference

You are warmly invited to participate in the 2010 AIEA Conference on Feb 14-17, 2010 at the JW Marriott in downtown Washington DC. The theme for the 2010 conference is "Internationalizing Higher Education: Essential to our Future."

The 2010 Conference Chair is AIEA President-Elect Bill Lacy of UC-Davis. AIEA's Conference Advisory Board consists of Content Subcommittee: Susan Sutton (IUPUI), Maria Crummett (USF), Jim Scott (University of Missouri-Columbia), H. Stephen Straight (SUNY-Binghamton), Everett Egginton (New Mexico State), Jim Cooney (Colorado State), Nick Entrikin (UCLA), Sonny Lim (Singapore); Promotions Subcommittee: Carl Holtmann (ELS), Bertrand Guillotin (Duke), Uma Gupta (USAsiaEdu), Rahul Choudaha (WES), John Deupree (Global Education Solutions), John Hayton (AEI), Nicole Ranganath (UC-Davis), Margaret Heisel (Center for Capacity Building/NAFSA/A.P.L.U). Many thanks to all those who are helping to make this conference possible. The Conference is being managed by the AIEA Secretariat based at Duke University, under the leadership of AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff.

A special word of thanks to the 2010 AIEA Conference Platinum Sponsor: ELS American Education Centers.


Call for Session Proposals

Internationalizing Higher Education: Essential to our Future

AIEA invites the submission of proposals for its 2010 conference at JW Marriott in Washington DC on Feb 15-17, 2010.  Pre-conference workshops will be held February 14-15.  The conference will begin in the afternoon of February 15 and end in the afternoon of February 17.

Please carefully read the information in the Call for Session Proposals – very important details are included.

*2010 AIEA Session Proposal deadline is extended until Sept 15.*

This Call for Proposals contains the following information: 
Conference theme and subthemes 
Session format 
Guidelines for submitting a proposal 
Required information on the proposal 
How to submit an electronic proposal 
Selection criteria 
Frequently asked questions 
Contact Info 
Key dates to remember


2010 AIEA Call For Proposals

The 2010 AIEA Conference will be held on Feb 14-17, 2010 in Washington , D.C. The theme for the 2010 AIEA conference is “Internationalizing Higher Education: Essential for our Future.” As the title implies, internationalizing our campuses will be core to maintaining academic and institutional excellence across all functions of the university.

Session proposals, due September 15, 2009, are invited to address internationalizing higher education in the US and globally across the full range of university functions including the following key areas.


  • Undergraduate teaching and learning (e.g., curriculum, study abroad, internships abroad, dual and joint degrees, service learning, recruitment);
  • Graduate education (e.g., exchanges, international fellowships, field studies collaborative graduate programs);
  • Research and discovery (e.g., multi-university collaborative research and education, joint conferences, seminars and workshops);
  • Building campus communities (e.g., conferences and workshops, student organizations and clubs, international centers and houses, international education week, performances, lectures);
  • Local, national and international outreach and engagement (e.g., international development with universities, state agencies, non-governmental organizations, World Bank, United Nations);
  • Campus leadership (e.g. strategic planning, management, partnerships and joint ventures, risk management, roles of the President, Provost, functional vice presidents and provosts, deans, and senior international officers)
  • International alumni and development (e.g., international alumni events, chapters, fund raising, student and faculty recruitment);
  • Public policy to include state, national and international laws and policies and governmental agencies.

Session Format: Session format will be 75-minute sessions (maximum of 3 presenters and at least 15-20 minutes of discussion included in the 75 minute session)

Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal 

  • Interactive: We ask that all sessions be designed to include significant time for discussion
  • Multiple Perspectives: We are interested in sessions that include multiple institutions and diverse perspectives. Student perspectives are most welcome.
  • Regional Diversity: We are interested in sessions that include perspectives from institutions and presenters located outside of the United States

Information Requirements of Proposal      

Session Title, Abstract and Full Description (see note below)** 
Name, Contact Details, and Biography of Chairperson 
Names, Contact Details, and Biographies of all proposed speakers (see note below) 
Conference subtheme category 
Audio-visual needs 
URL where handouts will be posted (all chairs are responsible for posting session handouts to their own website; AIEA will publicize the website URL) 
Additional Comments

* Session chair will serve as the key contact on the session and is responsible for communicating all session information and details with presenters

**Note:  The abstract and bios submitted are the ones that will be printed in the conference program, should the proposal be selected.  Please pay careful attention to word limitations of no more than 75 words for the abstract and 75 words for the bio. Biographies are to be a maximum of 75 words. They may include presenter/s positions, career facts, and major work accomplishments. The biography should be written in the third person and consist of full sentences. Abstracts are to be a maximum of 75 words. Proposals submitted without an abstract, full description, or complete bio information on all presenters will not be considered.

FULL SESSION DESCRIPTION (500 word detailed description of your proposed session). Include a content outline which describes the major theme(s), challenges, lessons learned, successes and failures, application possibilities for other institutions, etc. that will be addressed in this session. In addition, include the goals of the session and methodologies to be used. Remember to include time for discussion. If there is more than one presenter, explain what each presenter will discuss. Please be as complete as possible and remember that the content needs to go beyond "here's what we do" to wider applicability, comparative perspectives and "lessons learned."

How to submit an Electronic Proposal: Click Here (No longer available) to access the online proposal.  If unable to access, please cut and paste the following link: 


Online proposal fields must be complete in order to continue with the proposal submission - if you are unable to continue with the submission, it is most likely because you did not provide the necessary information required. BE SURE TO SAVE A COPY OF THE PROPOSAL BEFORE SUBMITTING IT TO AIEA ! 
If a hard copy of the proposal is necessary for completion or if technical difficulties are encountered, please email [email protected].

Selection Criteria 

Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee and evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • Connection/Applicability to the Conference themes
  • Originality and quality of the proposed session
  • Relevance to domestic and international audience
  • Extent of Multiple Perspectives
  • Diversity of Presenters

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I hear about whether my proposal is accepted or not? 
You will hear by early November, if not sooner, regarding the status of your proposal.

How are the proposals reviewed? 
Members of the conference advisory committee will review proposals.  There are at least 3 readers on each proposal.

Do presenters receive a discount in conference registration fees? 
No, there is no discount in conference registration fees for presenters.

What if one of my presenters is coming only for this session and will not be participating in any other part of the conference? 
It is possible for a presenter to just come to his/her session and then leave. However, there will be no nametag or conference materials provided and the presenter may not participate in any other part of the conference.

If I am using PowerPoint, am I required to bring my own computer? 
Yes, you will need to provide your own laptop. 

If I have handouts, am I required to bring copies to the conference?   
Yes, you should be prepared to bring at least 50 copies of your handouts to the conference.  Handouts are strongly recommended.

Questions and Contact Information: AIEA Secretariat, [email protected] , 919-668-1928

Key Dates to Remember:  
September 1, 2009 – deadline for submitting proposals 
December 15, 2009 – deadline for early bird conference registration 
January 15, 2010– deadline for regular conference registration

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2010 Annual Conference Speakers

AIEA is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers at the 2010 AIEA Conference:

Larry N. Vanderhoef 
Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Davis

Larry N. Vanderhoef was appointed chancellor of the University of California , Davis , in April 1994. UC Davis, with some 30,000 students, is one of 10 UC campuses and one of a select group of 62 North American universities admitted to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).

He joined the campus in 1984 as executive vice chancellor and provost. During his tenure as chancellor, the campus was invited to membership in the AAU; increased its extramural awards from $169.1 million to $586 million annually, earning a National Science Foundation (NSF) research funding ranking of 10 th in the U.S. among public universities; increased private gifts from $40 million to more than $200 million a year, with more than $1 billion cumulatively raised in support of programs; expanded classroom, lab, clinical and office space by 6 million square feet; completed the transformation of an ailing county hospital to an academically distinguished and financially sound regional medical center; and made distinctive strides in recruiting a diverse and accomplished faculty and student body. Student enrollment grew from 22,000 to more than 30,000, and the faculty increased by 44 percent.

Chancellor Vanderhoef was honored by the Sacramento ( California ) Business Journal as one of the 20 people who have contributed most substantially to California 's capital region over the past 20 years, and Valley Vision presented him with its 2009 Legacy of Leadership Award. As well, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce named him Sacramentan of the Year in 2004, and the Arts and Business Council of Sacramento presented him with its Prelude to the Season Outstanding Contribution Award in 2003.

The 2006 Northern California International Leadership Award was presented to him by the Northern California World Trade Center and the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency in recognition of his efforts to increase the campus's international engagement. Also that year, he was elected an honorary member of the World Innovation Foundation.

In 2004 he led a UC Davis delegation to Iran in an effort to promote dialogue and scholar exchange, and to promote generally the notion of crossing boundaries to build greater understanding and good will – a continuing personal and professional effort. He returned to Iran in November 2008 as part of a small delegation of AAU presidents.

His research interests lie in the general area of plant growth and development, and in the evolution of the land-grant universities. He has taught classes from freshman level to advanced graduate study.

Chancellor Vanderhoef has served on various national commissions addressing graduate and international education, the role of a modern land-grant university and accrediting issues.

He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from the University of Wisconsin , Milwaukee , and a Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from Purdue University . Previously, he held faculty positions at the University of Illinois , where he also served as a department head, and at the University of Maryland , College Park , where he was appointed provost. Early in his career, he was named an Eisenhower Fellow, a recognition awarded to emerging leaders from around the world to promote positive relationships and interactions between countries. He was awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Purdue University and by Inje University in Korea , and an honorary professorship of China Agricultural University .

Arthur E. Levine 
President, The Woodrow Wilson 
National Fellowship Foundation

Arthur Levine is the sixth president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Before his appointment at Woodrow Wilson, he was president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University . He served previously as chair of the higher education program, chair of the Institute for Educational Management, and senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Levine was also President of Bradford College (1982-1989) and Senior Fellow at 
the Carnegie Foundation and Carnegie Council for Policy Studies in Higher Education (1975-1982). He received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo .

Dr. Levine is the author of dozens of articles and reviews. His most recent book is When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student (with Jeanette S. Cureton). Among other volumes are Beating the Odds: How the Poor Get to College (with Jana Nidiffer) , Higher Learning in America; Shaping Higher Education's Future; When Dreams and Heroes Died: A Portrait of Today's College Students; Handbook on Undergraduate Curriculum; Quest for Common Learning (with Ernest Boyer); Opportunity in Adversity (with Janice Green); and Why Innovation Fails.

Much of his research and writing in recent years has focused on increased educational opportunity and strengthening schools of education. Dr. Levine's opinion editorials appear in such publications as The New York Times; The Los Angeles Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; The Chronicle of Higher Education; and Education Week.

Dr. Levine has received numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, as well as the American Council on Education's “Book of the Year” award (for Reform of Undergraduate Education) , the Educational Press Association's “Annual Award” for writing (three times), and 17 honorary degrees. He currently sits on the Board of DePaul University, and Say Yes to Education. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Martha J. Kanter 
Under Secretary, US Dept. of Education

Martha J. Kanter was nominated by President Barack Obama on April 29, 2009, to be the under secretary of education and was confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 2009. In this position, she reports to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and oversees policies, programs, and activities related to postsecondary education, vocational and adult education, and federal student aid.

From 2003 to 2009, Kanter served as chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation, serving more than 45,000 students with a total budget of approximately $400 million. She is the first community college leader to serve in the under secretary position. In 1977, after serving as an alternative high school teacher at Lexington High School in Massachusetts, the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns (N.Y.) and later at the Searing School in New York City, she established the first program for students with learning disabilities at San Jose City College (Calif.). She then served as a director, dean and subsequently as vice chancellor for policy and research for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in Sacramento, returning to San Jose City College as vice president of instruction and student services in 1990. In 1993, she was named president of De Anza College and served in this position until becoming chancellor.

Kanter has served as a board member or officer in a wide variety of national, state, and local organizations, including the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Community College League of California, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, Inc., Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, the Mexican Heritage Corporation, the Rotary Club of Palo Alto, and the California Association of Postsecondary Educators of the Disabled.

Kanter has been recognized for her work numerous times in California, including being named Woman of the Year by the 24th Assembly District, Woman of Achievement by San Jose Mercury News and the Women's Fund, and Woman of the Year for Santa Clara County by the American Association of University Women. In 2003, she received the Excellence in Education award from the National Organization for Women's California Chapter. In 2006, she was honored for diversity and community leadership by the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women, and in 2007, the American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley honored her with the John W. Gardner Leadership Award. Last year, Kanter received the Citizen of the Year award from the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce.

Kanter holds a doctorate in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. Her dissertation addressed demographic, institutional, and assessment factors affecting access to higher education for underrepresented students in California's community colleges. In 1994, she opened the first Advanced Technology Center in California's community college system and promoted local and state policies to advance Foothill-De Anza's legacy of excellence and opportunity for California's expanding and increasingly diverse student population. She received her master's degree in education with a concentration in clinical psychology and public practice from Harvard University, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Brandeis University.

Nancy L. Zimpher 
Chancellor, State University of New York

On June 1, 2009, Dr. Zimpher became the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York by unanimous vote of the SUNY Board of Trustees. With more than 440,000 students, SUNY is the nation's largest comprehensive public university system.

A dynamic and nationally-recognized leader, Chancellor Zimpher is known as an effective agent of change in higher education.  The Chancellor began her career as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in the Ozarks and has never lost her passion for providing accessible, quality education for every student.

As the first academic in recent memory to be appointed Chancellor, she is also the first woman to serve in this capacity in the system's 60-year history.

As President of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Zimpher led a bold, aggressive strategic planning process, UC|21: Defining the New Urban Research University, which transformed the campus into a national powerhouse and a model for urban universities in the 21st Century. Under her leadership, UC's retention and graduation rates, student satisfaction ratings and national rankings all improved.

Prior to her tenure at UC, Dr. Zimpher served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges and Dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University.

Chancellor Zimpher began her work at SUNY with a statewide tour of SUNY's 64 campuses, and has engaged a strategic planning process for the SUNY system that will serve as a model for statewide collaboration for public higher education in New York State and beyond. 

She has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs and academic journal articles on teacher education, urban education, academic leadership, and school/university partnerships.

Chancellor Zimpher holds a bachelor's degree in English Education and Speech, a master's degree in English Literature, and a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Higher Education Administration, all from The Ohio State University. 

Chancellor Zimpher also chairs the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities Board; is a past chair of the National Association of State University and Land-Grant Colleges Board of Directors; and is a member of the National Board for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.

She is married to Dr. Kenneth R. Howey, a nationally recognized expert and researcher in teacher preparation, particularly in urban settings. Dr. Zimpher has one son, Fletcher, and two step-sons, Mark and Michael.

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2010 Annual Conference Presentations

Note:While the text for the speech Dr. Levine gave at the AIEA conference is not available, here's a link to a similar speech by Dr. Levine

Dr. Arthur Levine's Speech

Click here to download 2010 Conference Presentations pt. 1

Click here to download 2010 Conference Presentations pt. 2

Click here to download 2010 Conference Presentations pt. 3

Click here to download 2010 Conference Presentations pt. 4

Click here to download 2010 Conference Presentations pt. 5

Click here to download 2010 Conference Presentations pt. 6

Click here to download 2010 Conference Presentations pt. 6

URLs for some of the 2010 Annual Conference Presentations

Aligning International Strategic Plans with Best Practices and Standards in Higher Education: Risk and Liability

Best Practices in Using Agents: Stories from the Field 

Bologna Process Presentation

Branch campuses and transnational quality

Global certificate programs: Lessons learned from different models

Global perspectives on quality assurance: United States, Germany and Australia 

International Internships: Developing Partnerships to Advance Global Workforce Development

Internationalization of the curriculum: American, Canadian and Australian Perspectives

It Takes a Village: Community Engagement in International Education 

Models of Articulation as an Internationalisation and Mobility Strategy

New Approaches in Cooperation with Asia and Australia

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2010 Annual Conference Registration

Online Registration is now closed;  please register onsite.

Conference participants as of January 27, 2010

Updated participant information will be available at the conference.

Register online for the 2010 AIEA Conference on Feb 14-17, 2010 in Washington DC.

Registration Questions? Call 1-800-351-0232 or 1-952-767-1299

or email 
[email protected]

AIEA Members:
Current 2010 AIEA members can request a special members-only link by emailing AIEA at [email protected].

Join AIEA for 2010 (membership year is Jan 1 - Dec. 31) and save at least $100 on 2010 conference registration. To join, go to www.aieaworld.org and click on member services. Once you join and pay, your membership will be activated and you will be able to register for the conference at member rates after that time.

Online Registration link for non-members - click here (No longer available) or go to:http://attendesource.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x10470815d

Note: If you are unsure about your membership status, please contact AIEA Registration Headquarters at 1-800-351-0232 or 1-952-767-1299 or [email protected]. Please remember that AIEA membership is on a calendar year basis, January 1 through December 31. If you register incorrectly, you will be billed the difference.

(News Flash -Good news! Fees have not been raised for the 2010 Conference)

(Full conference registration includes name badge, conference materials, all conference sessions, 2 receptions, 1 breakfast, 2 luncheons, and coffee breaks.) NOTE: Pre-conference workshops are an additional, separate charge from the conference registration fee.


Early Bird Registration by Dec 14

Regular Registration
by Jan 14 
(Dec 15-Jan 14)

Jan 15 -

AIEA Full Conference Registration (members)




AIEA One-Day Conference Pass 
(AIEA members)




Non-AIEA members Full Conference Registration




Non-AIEA members One-Day Conference pass




Half day workshop (AIEA members)




Half day workshop (non-members)




Full day workshop (AIEA members)




Full day workshop (non-members)





Registration fees are refundable, less a $75 processing fee, up until January 14th. No refund will be issued for cancellations starting January 15, 2010.

Registrations are transferrable until January 14th with a $50 administrative transfer fee. Starting January 15th, transfers will not be accepted.

All cancellations must be sent in writing via fax or e-mail to the conference registrar at [email protected].

Please fax or e-mail cancellations, if possible, and expect confirmation within two business days. Fax: 952-884-5680 or Email: [email protected]

AIEA is not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, campus conditions, travel difficulties, health issues, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations if occurring after Jan 14.


IMPORTANT: It is the policy of the Conference office NOT to supply an invitation letter to unpaid or unregistered participants. Upon payment of registration, the participant may request an invitation letter by emailing [email protected].

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2010 Annual Conference Program

2010 AIEA Conference Program

2010 AIEA Conference Participant List

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2010 Annual Conference Exhibitors

Exhibitor Information and Registration

Note: Advertising Details (at the bottom) - Limited sponsorships also available!

Thank you for considering the opportunity to exhibit at the 2010 AIEA Conference on Feb. 15-17 in Washington DC. Several hundred senior-level leaders in international education from across the US and the world will participate in this conference. These leaders and professionals recognize the benefits of networking with organizations in the promotion of international education on their campuses. Exhibitors have the unique opportunity to share information about their organizations with these senior-level leaders and key decision makers. AIEA limits the number of exhibitors in order to maximize exhibitors' time with conference participants. All conference breaks will be held in the exhibit area, so as to ensure quality interaction time.

AIEA Exhibitor space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to complete the registration form and return it to AIEA along with payment as soon as possible to ensure your space. Click here (No longer available) for the registration form or email [email protected].

Please note that exhibitor registration covers one exhibitor and includes a conference registration. Additional exhibitors will need to register separately for the conference. Note: One exhibit table per organization.

Exhibitor Details

Exhibitor Fee: $1200/booth - includes exhibit table and 2 chairs, one exhibitor with full conference registration. Note: Additional persons at the booth will need to register separately for the conference. One exhibit table per organization.

Set Up Details: Exhibitors will set up on Monday afternoon, Feb 15, 2009. Exhibits will be open to attendees from Feb 16 through Feb 17. The opening ceremony is Feb 16 in the morning. Take down will start after lunch on Feb 17. Please leave exhibits up through 12 noon on Wednesday Feb 17.

Exhibitor Hours: 
Tuesday, Feb 16, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm * Wednesday, Feb 17, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Conference HotelJW Marriott Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC

Advertising Information: Full-page ads are also available in the conference program (which will stay online for the next year). Contact [email protected] as soon as possible if interested in placing an ad in the conference program.

Sponsorships: Limited sponsorships are also available - conference sponsors have even greater visibility with senior leaders in international education. Higher-level sponsorships include complimentary exhibit space. Contact [email protected] for further details.

Shipping Details for Exhibitors

Shipping, Receiving, and Delivery Guidelines
In order to provide exceptional service in the shipping and receiving of parcels and the delivery of them to your group, exhibitors and convention attendees, the following guidelines have been established by the JW Marriott, Washington DC. Please share these with any exhibitors or anyone else who will be shipping or having deliveries made to the hotel.

1. All shipments and deliveries must be addressed in the following format:
Your Name, AIEA 
C/O Robert Clark, Event Manager 
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

2. Please send shipments and deliveries so that arrive no more than 3 days before the start of your meeting or event (in this case, no earlier than Feb 12). All shipments and deliveries arriving earlier will be subject to the storage fees listed below.

3. Please bring a list with all of your shipment’s tracking numbers and the name of the individual to whom the package is addressed, so that any missing parcels can be located.

4. The JW Marriott does have package handling charges for each parcel or pallet received at the hotel. The charges are as follows:
Handling Fees Storage Fees
Box (regular) $5.00
Box (large, oversize) $20.00
Display Case $45.00
Pallet or Crate $150.00
4th Day - Box (regular) $5.00/day
4th Day - Box (large, oversize) $10.00/day
4th Day - Display Case $10.00/day
4th Day - Pallet / Crate $100.00/day

5. All outgoing shipments must be properly labeled with a return address, a delivery address and a contact phone number for the sender. An account number for the delivery service of choice or the sender’s credit card number and expiration date must be included to ensure proper charges by the shipping company.

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2010 Annual Conference Sponsors

AIEA is grateful to 2010 Conference Sponsors

Click here to download sponsor logos

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2010 Annual Conference Workshops

Saturday, February 13, 
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

First Annual AIEA Global Dialogue: Academic Cooperation Across Borders and Continents

AIEA and sponsor ELS are pleased to announce the 1st Global Dialogue February13, 2010 in Washington DC at American University. Based on the highly successful Transatlantic Dialogue and Dialogue of the Americas, this interactive and participant-centered seminar brings together senior international education leaders from around the world to discuss common issues and challenges. The Global Dialogue will focus on East-West, North-South issues, research collaboration, student and faculty mobility, and joint programs. For more details, please click here (No longer available).

Sunday, February 14, 
9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Taking the Next Steps: Career Management for International Education Leaders

Getting an SIO’s job isn’t the end of the story. As international education leaders, we need to continue to grow, develop, and respond creatively to an ever-changing professional context. This workshop focuses on several key areas of interest to all SIOs, whether you are newly appointed, or ready for a change after many years in one place.

In the workshop, we will focus on two main areas:

  • developing yourself as a visionary leader; and
  • communicating your skills, experience, and vision to others.

Within these two areas, we will look specifically at enhancing leadership and visioning ability, developing skill in representing your institution nationally and internationally, assessing and understanding your
institution’s character (including checking out a potential new workplace), presenting yourself professionally to others, and dealing with relationship issues on the job, including personal and professional failure.

The workshop will be highly interactive, and will be oriented toward people who now occupy positions of leadership in international education, whether as an overall SIO, or as the leader of a significant section of international activity within a larger structure.

Kit J. Nichols 
Kit Nichols is Vice President at Auerbach Associates, Inc., a Boston-based executive search firm focused exclusively on executive recruitment for colleges and universities, foundations and scholarly societies, and other related not-for-profit organizations. Kit joined Auerbach Associates after an earlier career in public policy research and consulting. At Auerbach, she leads both academic and administrative searches, with a special focus on the arts and international affairs. Recent searches include the Director and Deputy Director searches at 
the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore, Vice Provost for International Programs at the University of Virginia, and Vice President for International Affairs at Brown University. She is currently working on the search for the Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum, one of the national museums of Singapore. A graduate of Phillips Academy and Middlebury College, she also holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

Riall W. Nolan 
Dr. Riall Nolan is a Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University, and until July of 2009, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs there. Trained as a social anthropologist (PhD, University of Sussex 1975), Dr. Nolan has managed international programs at both the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Cincinnati before joining Purdue in 2003. At Purdue University, his office oversees study abroad, international students and scholars, strategy and policy development for overseas activities, and the development of international linkages. In 2005, Purdue University won NAFSA’s prestigious Simon Award for international education. Nolan is active in both NAFSA and AIEA, and presents frequently on issues of international education practice and strategy. 

Sunday, February 14, 
9:00 AM-12:30 PM 

International Fund-Raising Strategies and Best Practices 

Walk away from this fundraising workshop with the following:

  • Review the necessary linkages between alumni relations and development
  • Explore common domestic fund-raising practices that also may be applied in the international arena
  • Learn about fund-raising practices that are unique to international locations
  • Discuss how the latest technologies and social networking influence international fund-raising
  • Identify ways to raise funds from international sources on a "shoe-string" budget
  • Pursue the role of faculty and senior administrators in international fund-raising
  • Take home first steps to begin an international fund-raising program and strategies to expand existing programs and initiatives
  • Identify ways to evaluate and assess an international fund-raising program.

Gretchen Dobson
Gretchen Dobson, has spent the last 17 years working in Boston’s higher education scene. From 1992 to 2001, Gretchen spent her first years on campus working in student activities and residence life. For the last 7 years at Tufts, Gretchen has led the effort to build a worldwide alumni regional chapter network. In 2002, there were 12 active groups; today, there are 55. As Tufts' Senior Associate Director for Domestic and International Programs in the Office of Alumni Relations, Gretchen travels the world to facilitate the work the alumni chapters located in U.S. and international cities. She also works as a development officer in select international markets. In 2007, Gretchen and her staff were recognized by CASE with a national Gold Award for creating and producing "Tufts World Day," a world-wide, large scale event involving over 1,000 alumni in twelve countries. In 2008, Gretchen received the “Rising Star” Award from CASE District 1 and, in 2009, Tufts received a CASE national silver award for their programming strategy in NYC. Gretchen is the author of a chapter on “Programming Internationally” for the second edition of Alumni Relations: A Newcomer’s Guide to Success (2009, CASE Books) and is currently writing the first book on International Alumni Relations (expected publication date 2010, CASE books). Gretchen received her B.A., from Boston College in 1991 and her M.A. in Higher Education from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education in 1995.

Robert A. Kerr
Robert A. Kerr is Assistant Vice Provost, International Alumni and Development at the University of California, Davis, effective July 2001. He is responsible for developing and implementing programs that identify, cultivate, and sustain UC Davis' relationships with its international alumni and scholars, linking them to UC Davis educational, research, and public service programs abroad. In cooperation with existing efforts in several colleges and departments, he coordinates campus visits by international scholars and dig­nitaries. Moreover, he coordinates and facilitates official UC Davis international travel. Finally, he identifies, cultivates, and presents propos­als for financial gifts to prospective donors to the UC Davis international initiatives. Assistant Vice Provost Kerr joined UC Davis in 1972 and has served in student affairs (housing, and student programs and recreation), university relations (development and alumni relations) and now the Office of the Chancellor and Provost.He serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and is a frequent presenter at professional and student leadership conferences. He has been pub­lished in student services and alumni relations books. For three decades, he has coordinated and taught time management and study skills workshops and classes through life-long learning university programs.

Sunday, February 14, 
1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

IIE/AIEA Workshop: Internationalization of Higher Education in the Middle East 

This half-day workshop, offered as the 4th annual IIE/AIEA pre-conference workshop, aims to provide senior international education administrators with insights into current internationalization efforts in Middle East countries and institutions, whose presence in the international education arena present opportunities for academia and students to further engage with this vitally important region of the world. Participants will be able to use the information and strategies learned to strategically plan for increased collaboration between their institutions and their counterparts in the Middle East. 

Drawing on examples of best practice programs, including study abroad, faculty and student exchange programs and branch campus programs, the facilitators and presenters will highlight the need for increased networking and collaboration between U.S. institutions and institutions in Middle East countries. The workshop will also focus on strategies, resources and recommendations for participants to enhance institutional relationships, and more broadly, their own understanding of the internationalization climate in the Arab world. 

IIE will provide background to the workshop based on Middle East-related mobility data collected through the 2009 Open Doors Report and Project Atlas, related findings from its recently released white paper on "Expanding U.S. Study Abroad in the Arab World: Challenges and Opportunities", and other relevant IIE projects in the region. The presenters will also over a cross-section of international higher education updates from the region, as presenters will include institutional administrators that oversee programs in the Middle East, senior staff from U.S. embassies, and IIE staff with expert knowledge of the region.

Presenters: Jerome Bookin-Weiner, AMIDEAST; Gary Garrison, Council for International Exchange of Scholars; Allan Goodman, Institute of International Education; Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland; Daniel Obst, Institute of International Education; Maggie Migtchell Salem, Qatar Foundation International; James Reardon-Anderson, Georgetown University 

Monday, February 15,
8:00 AM-12:00 PM 

AAC&U/AIEA WORKSOP: It Takes a Curriculum: Global Education and Essential Learning Outcomes 

Higher education institutions are defining global learning outcomes they deem essential for college graduates to thrive in an interconnected world. While such outcomes are often associated with study abroad programs, they are not always integrated into the curriculum—the core location for undergraduate learning. In this workshop, leading global learning advocates will help participants identify central global learning goals and match those goals with best practices of course and curricular design. Using examples from the field and from AAC&U's Shared Futures: General Education for Global Learning project, participants and facilitators will explore what really counts as global learning. 

Harvey Charles, Vice Provost for International Education, Northern Arizona University
Dr. Harvey Charles currently serves Vice Provost for International Education and Director of the Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University . As the Senior International Office, Dr. Charles has been preoccupied with providing institutional leadership on strategic planning around global education and working to implement the recommendations of a recently concluded Task Force on Global Education. He has been busy building a more comprehensive infrastructure to support global education on the campus. In addition, he has been developing strategic alliances with partners around the world to create new opportunities for study, teaching and research for NAU students and faculty as well as for the export of academic programs. He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 1991 and has been employed as an international educator at various colleges and universities across the United States since then.

Kevin Hovland, Director of Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U
Kevin Hovland earned a BA in Russian Regional Studies from Columbia University and is ABD in History at Georgetown University.  He is Director of Global Initiatives and Curricular Change at AAC&U, working in the office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives.  He is responsible for the Shared Futures initiative, with current projects funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.  Current projects encourage colleges and universities to use global learning outcomes as an organizing principle for coherent and comprehensive general education curricular designs. Hovland is the author of the AAC&U monograph, Shared Futures: Global Learning and Liberal Education as well as several articles further articulating global learning as an essential outcome of liberal education.  He is also program director for AAC&U's annual meeting, project director for The Educated Citizen and Public Health , and executive editor of Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures , an AAC&U periodical designed to provide campus practitioners with readily available information about successful diversity initiatives around the country and to support academic leaders and educators as they design and reshape their diversity programs, civic engagement initiatives, and global learning opportunities to better prepare students for principled action in today's complex world.

Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Vice President, AAC&U
Caryn McTighe Musil is the Senior Vice President at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and oversees the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives. Dr. Musil currently co-directs “Shared Futures: General Education for Shared Learning ,” which seeks to infuse global learning across general education. She also collaborates with the Council of Europe to further the global aspect of civic engagement so that institutions can foster student learning about democratic cultures and human rights.  Dr. Musil received her B.A. in English from Duke University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University.

Monday, February 15, 
8:00 AM-12:00 PM 

SIO 101 

SIO 101 is a primer for newly appointed or aspiring Senior International Officers (SIOs). Experienced SIOs will address internationalization of a campus, resources, and political, leadership, and managerial roles of the SIO, as well as the transition necessary from study abroad, ESL, or international student work to this position. This workshop is ideal for those with 1-3 years experience as an SIO.

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2010 Annual Conference Hotel Information

Hotel Info: The 2010 AIEA Conference will be held on Feb 14-17, 2010 at the luxurious J W Marriott Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington DC.  AIEA has secured a special conference room rate - to get the special conference rate of $205.00, be sure to make reservations by January 12, 2010. To make reservations, please call directly to 1-800-266-9432. For hotel information only call 1-202-393-2000. International callers can make reservations by calling 1-506-474-2009. To ensure that you will have a room at this special rate, please reserve your room as soon as possible.

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