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IES Abroad Annual Conference

October 16-18, 2019

Union League Club | Chicago, IL

Every fall, our Annual Conference gathers study abroad professionals from around the world to participate in expert-led sessions, build a global network, and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding professionals within the field, as well as our students.

We invite you to join us for this year’s exciting Conference where networking, innovation, and creativity take center stage helping us to create the global experiences that influence students to change the world.

Our Annual Conference is an opportunity to share ideas, make connections and celebrate the study abroad field amongst friends and colleagues from our prestigious partner institutions. Together we can make a transformative difference for a brighter future for our students.

Dr. Mary Dwyer, IES Abroad President & CEO
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Introducing Our Plenary Speaker

We're excited to share that Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, an IES Abroad Paris alumna, will be this year's Annual Conference plenary speaker on Thursday, October 17th.

Ambassador Peters spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State and now provides vision and leadership for The Carter Center as their CEO.

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Our 2018 Annual Conference In Review

The 2018 IES Abroad Annual Conference, held October 10–12, gathered study abroad professionals from around the globe to participate in expert-led sessions, network with colleagues, and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding study abroad professionals and students in the field.

Check out the highlights from the 2018 Conference, including hot topics from Plenary speakers, sessions that sparked deep conversations, and much more!

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Get to Know Chicago

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago—home to the IES Abroad headquarters. As the third largest city in the United States, Chicago has it all. Beautiful parks, world-class museums, amazing food, and more.