In-Person 2024 Annual Conference: October 16-18, 2024

We are thrilled to welcome you back to our in-person 2024 Annual Conference in Chicago. Both the conference and the hotel block will be at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Our Annual Conference is free to attend for Consortium Members and invited guests, and features a program designed to optimize learning, networking, and professional development opportunities. 

Conference Registration Includes

  • DiscoverIES | Pre-Conference Chicago Cultural Tours
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Conference Sessions
  • Plenary Speakers 
  • A Ticket to the Study Abroad Film Festival 

Non-Consortium Schools Welcome

This year, we're happy to extend an invitation to colleagues from schools outside of the IES Abroad Consortium to attend the conference. If you are interested in attending this year's Conference and you are not a member of our Consortium, please fill out the 2024 Annual Conference Interest Form so that we can send you additional details and updates.  

Topic Suggestions & Presentation Proposals Due June 7th

Have a topic you're interested in hearing a presentation on? Fill out a form to Submit a Topic, and it may just be featured in the programming. Want to present at the Annual Conference? Submit a Proposal for a presentation you'd like to present. Deadline for both topic and proposal submissions are due by Friday, June 7 at 4pm CT. All submissions will be reviewed by our 2024 Program Planning Committee, and we will be in contact with you if your proposal is accepted. 

Benefits of Attending the Annual Conference

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Attend our 10th Annual Film Festival
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Learn from Thought Leaders in the Field
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Attend Dinner at a Chicago Cultural Institution
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Enjoy Cultural Tours of Chicago
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Experience the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
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Hear From Critically Acclaimed Plenary Speakers
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2025 Annual Conference in Vienna

In celebration of IES Abroad's 75th Anniversary, the 2025 IES Abroad Annual Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria, where our story began in 1950.

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