ACE2022 to Feature International-Focused Sessions

Engage in a discussion about the future of campus internationalization in the United States. Decode India’s “Gen Z.” Consider higher education leadership in a post-pandemic world.

Attendees at ACE2022, ACE’s annual meeting set for March 5-7 in San Diego, can learn more about these and other international education and campus internationalization issues and network with international-oriented peers.

Start the meeting at the International Welcome and Networking Reception on Saturday evening, March 5, open to all attendees and sponsored by the International Association of University Presidents and Santander. 

Starting Sunday, concurrent sessions of interest to globally-minded attendees include, “The Future of U.S. Higher Education Internationalization,” which features ACE’s Veronica Onorevole and Robin Matross Helms as moderator and panelist respectively, along with panelists Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of global affairs of University of California, Davis, and Jennifer L Gruber, interim associate vice president of international education and global engagement of California State University, Chico. 

You can also attend “10,000 Student Voices: Decoding India’s Gen Z,” and hear from two speakers from Sannam S4, which conducted a year-long survey investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young adults in India. They will present their findings to build awareness of the changes for India’s youth and offer insights on adapting engagement strategies in India. The session “Higher Education Leadership in a Post-pandemic World: Global Perspectives” will involve university executives from California to Mexico weighing what higher education leadership means in the wake of COVID-19. 

In addition to these and other informative and compelling sessions, ACE2022 plenaries will feature speakers such as Kristen Soltis Anderson who, during the opening plenary that is sponsored by Fidelity Investments, will discuss the state of politics leading up to the midterm elections and some recent polling she has done on the public's view of education. Anderson is the co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).

During the closing plenary, sponsored by the Eos Foundation, a panel of four speakers will address how to provide an online learning environment that works for students, tackling questions such as how to train faculty to better teach online and how an online or blended environment might impact enrollment. 

William R. Harvey, a prominent national higher education leader who has been president of Hampton University since 1978, will deliver the keynote address at the Robert H. Atwell Plenary Sunday afternoon sponsored by Fidelity Investments. The Monday Luncheon Plenary, sponsored by TIAA, will feature Maria Hinojosa, creator of the Futuro Media Group and anchor and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA.

Click here for more information and to register. Note that advanced registration pricing ends this Thursday, Feb. 10.

ACE2022 attendees and vendors will be required to show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to participating in the event in person or have a documented medical or religious exemption (deadline for submitting such a request was Feb. 1) and present a negative COVID test within 48 hours of participation. Check the ACE2022 website often for updates on speakers, sessions, and information about onsite health and safety practices.

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