Call For Proposals
Partners of the Americas encourages you to submit a session proposal for the 2018 edition of Higher Education Partnership: Internationalization in the Americas, which will take place on September 25th - 27th in Cartagena, Colombia. Join us to share your strategies, initiatives and activities, as well as to meet and build strategic partnerships with peers from around the hemisphere.
This year’s Higher Education Partnership conference will focus on how to apply Innovation and Technology to expand and improve international education. Institutions across the region are developing innovative programs and creatively leveraging technology to expand access, lower costs and improve outcomes of international education. How has your institution participated or led in these efforts to explore new approaches?
The 2018 Conference Committee is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking and practice in the field, especially where innovation has led to replicable success. Individual presentations, panels, workshops, training seminars and other formats are welcome. The Committee is especially keen to receive proposals on the theme of Innovation and Technology and the following three sub-themes:
INNOVATIONS IN COLLABORATION
- Successful study abroad and internationalization programs require collaboration across departments, across institutions, and ultimately across borders. How do you successfully build these collaborative teams and partnerships and what innovative approaches have been tested?
PEACE BUILDING AND INCLUSION
- In 2016, Colombia signed historic peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), ending the longest running civil war in the Western Hemisphere. Through the HEP 2018 sub-theme of “Peace Building and Inclusion through Internationalization,” we invite attendees to share how their institutions have contributed to peace building in Colombia and elsewhere, as well as discuss how international education can play a role in building peace, promoting inclusion and equipping those affected by conflict with the skills they need to find employment and succeed in post-conflict scenarios.
MULTICULTURAL AND MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION
- Multicultural and multilingual competencies are critical to success in today’s globalized economy. How are these elements reinforced before, during, and after international programs to ensure that students are gaining the necessary skills? What innovative approaches have been found successful at your institution?
THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND OTHER SESSION TOPICS ARE WELCOME.
- Interactive audience participation
- Training component, in addition to information sharing
- Coordinated group presentations involving representatives from multiple institutions and countries
- Innovative format
In the spirit of international collaboration, individual presentations may be placed in a shared session with other presenters. We welcome proposals which include multiple speakers offering perspectives from more than one country/cultural context. If you have colleagues with whom you can submit a joint proposal, we encourage you to do so (please verify their interest and availability to attend and present before submitting).
Session duration will vary between 30 minutes and one hour. Given that each panel session contains an average of 3 presenters plus a moderator, each panel presenter must agree to equitably share the time with the other presenters allocated to the session (regardless of format). Each presenter should expect to receive 10-15 minutes to present, unless approved for a session with only one speaker/trainer. Presentations should allow time for audience interaction. All presenters are expected to attend the conference. Presenters will be able to register at the early bird registration rate and will be given specific instructions on how to obtain that rate once selected.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION If the proposal is accepted, space will be set aside for your presentation in the conference program. Please be considerate and make plans to attend, or let us know as soon as possible if you or your co-presenters will be unable to participate. This is a selective process and there are often other excellent proposals which we’d like to accommodate.
To minimize conference costs, regretfully, presenters will not receive any compensation. Travel, lodging, conference registration fees and all other expenses will be the presenter's sole responsibility. However, Partners of the Americas is happy to provide an official letter of invitation to help you obtain the support of your institution.
Proposals are due by May 31, 2018 and the selected presenters will be notified by June 25, 2018. Selected presenters must register by July 31, 2018 in order for their session to be included in the program.
Proposals must be submitted through the HEP 2018 website and may be submitted in either English or Spanish.