This year's 2023 IES Abroad Annual Conference was packed with meaningful interactions, thought-provoking presentations, and unforgettable experiences in Chicago. Study abroad professionals from around the world, which includes our Consortium members and invited guests, came to the Conference on October 11-13th. We hosted the Conference at our new venue, the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.
🏨This was our first Conference at the LEED-Certified Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago! Guests enjoyed this architectural gem and its stunning Conference spaces.
🎨We held our Annual Dinner at one of the world's most famous Art Museums, the Art Institute of Chicago. Our guests even had exclusive access to the Impressionist Gallery.
🎬 We walked the red carpet and experienced the magic of study abroad films at our 9th Annual Study Abroad Film Festival.
🌱We hosted a Pre-Conference Workshop, "Discovering and Applying the IES Abroad Global Pillars Framework," which highlighted Sustainable Development practices and featured faculty who teach our Designing the Sustainable City course.
❤️We announced our High Impact Aid Commitment, which furthers our dedication to increasing access and equity to study abroad through scholarships.
🌎We held a Center Expo where guests met our Center Directors and learned more about the 140+ study abroad programs we offer.
📱We went paperless, again! Thanks to our Guidebook app, our guests had all of the Conference information in the palm of their hand. And, we honored our Global Good Commitment.