Explore Internationalization as a Social Good at ACE/AIEA Collaborative
Published: November 05, 2019

Registration has opened for the ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative 2020, which will take place Feb. 15, 2020, in Washington, DC.

This year’s theme, “Leading Higher Education Internationalization as a Sustainable Social Good,” will highlight ways that higher education institutions are proactively developing and incorporating strategies to be socially responsible and inclusively civic-minded on their campuses and in their international partnerships. Campus administrators and faculty are encouraged to register now.

“Colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to address today’s global challenges,” said Robin Helms, deputy chief innovation officer and principal internationalization strategist at ACE. “Through internationalization efforts, they bring together different cultures and sources of knowledge to become places of innovation and inspiration. The Collab will provide an opportunity for campus leaders to share ideas on how their internationalization strategies give back to the wider community.” 

This year’s Collaborative marks 20 years of partnership between ACE and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) in co-hosting this annual event. The Collaborative has provided faculty and administrators the opportunity to come together as a learning community to address challenges, share ideas, and help one another implement comprehensive internationalization strategies on their campuses. It is also an outlet for identifying key issues that need further research and advocacy.

The Collaborative meets in conjunction with AIEA’s Annual Conference. Registration for the AIEA conference is separate, and Collaborative participants are encouraged to attend both events.

Discounts are available to attendees who work at an institution that has participated in ACE’s Internationalization Laboratory, work at a community college or Minority-Serving Institution, or are attending the AIEA Conference. Qualifying attendees should email lmotely@acenet.edu for the discount code.

For more information about participating in the 2020 Collaborative, please email collab@acenet.edu.