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Minneapolis 2013

CIEE is excited for our 2013 Annual Conference featuring the powerful speakers, interactive sessions and workshops, unique events, and important networking opportunities that our conferences are known for.

During four exciting, informative days, leaders and experienced professionals in the field of international education will come together to investigate how we can ensure an international learning experience is part of every student’s education today. We’ll explore how we can create new types of programming that meet all students’ needs, break down the barriers—cost, curriculum, and culture—to studying abroad, ensure quality across all international experiences, and bring internationalization to all aspects of student life, both in and out of the classroom.

Together, we must:

  • Align resources to create best practices for integrating an international component into existing and new curricula
  • Innovate our approach to programming to meet the needs of today’s students and faculty
  • Educate students and institutions by embedding the expectation of study abroad into students’ educational plans from the beginning of their college careers
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Wednesday, November 20

Time
Event / Session
Speaker / Chair
8:00am-4:30pm
One-Day International Faculty Development Seminar
Intercultural Accommodation, Integration, or Assimilation? An Encounter and Exchange with Minneapolis' East African Immigrant Community
Cait Vaughan, CIEE-Portland, Maine; Laura Sweet, CIEE - Portland, ME
9:00am-3:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop I:
Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining Curriculum Integration of Education Abroad
Gayle A. Woodruff and Kim Hindbjorgen, University of Minnesota
Facilitators: Amy M. Henry, Georgia Institute of Technology; Joseph G. Hoff , University of Richmond; Christine Parcells, University of Virginia; Kate Maple, University of Minnesota
8:30am-5:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop II:
Demystifying Digital Storytelling: Narrating International Experience with Digital Media
Brian Liesinger, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Facilitators: Sarah Tschida, University of Minnesota; Doug Reilly and Tom D'Agostino, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
 
Diversity Abroad Future Leaders Summit in Partnership with CIEE*

How do we attract a wide and diverse range of students to study abroad? This interactive workshop, developed by CIEE and Diversity Abroad, will bring together 20 of today’s campus leaders and change agents in international education to answer this question by brainstorming new solutions for overcoming one of the three leading barriers to study abroad, curriculum. The goal: to develop actionable solutions to increase access to study abroad by students of diverse racial/ethnic and economic backgrounds and academic majors.

*Only 20 leaders in study abroad will be selected for this inaugural workshop. Learn more and request participation on our website.
5:00pm-6:00pm
Rainbow SIG Meeting
6:00pm-7:00pm
Opening Plenary
Featured Speaker: Phil Borges
7:00pm-8:00pm
Opening Reception
8:00pm-9:30pm
Featured Documentary Screening: Girl Rising
After the screening of Girl Rising, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Justin Reeves, Director of Partnerships for the movement. Justin will join our conference to share his experiences while working on this groundbreaking film, will speak about Girl Rising’s seven global NGO partners, and will provide information about how you can get involved in empowering and educating girls in your community and around the world.

Thursday, November 21

Time
Event / Session
Speaker / Chair
8:30am-6:00pm
Exhibit Hall and Internet Café
9:00am-10:15am
Susan Pratt, CIEE - Duke University
9:00am-10:15am
Brenda Majeski, CIEE - Portland, Maine
9:00am-10:15am
On-Campus Synergies and Collaboration to Improve Domestic and International Students’ Learning Abroad
David Wong, Michigan State University
10:15am-10:45am
Coffee Break and Poster Fair
10:45am-12:00pm
Michele Scheib, Mobility International USA
10:45am-12:00pm
Erin Santana, CIEE-Portland, Maine
10:45am-12:00pm
Mireille Cronin Mather, Foundation for Sustainable Development
12:00pm-1:00pm
Open Forum: Education Abroad Directors and Managers
Moderators: Timothy Lynn Elliott, Brigham Young University; Mary Dando, University of Colorado at Boulder
1:30pm-2:45pm
Demystifying Digital Storytelling: Narrating International Experience with Digital Media
Brian Leisinger, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
1:30pm-2:45pm
Meredith Field, Bucknell University
1:30pm-2:45pm
From Fringe to Core: Aligning First-Year Education Abroad with Institutional Priorities
James Lucas, Michigan State University
1:30pm-2:45pm
Online Education, Study Abroad and the Future
Malene Torp, Danish Institute for Study Abroad
3:00pm-4:15pm
What Makes Students Tick? And How Does Their Motivation Impact their Development Abroad?
Phil Anderson, University of St. Thomas
3:00pm-4:15pm
Erica Carley Harris (Co-chairs) and Iris Michaud, CIEE-Portland, Maine
3:00pm-4:15pm
Different Diversities: Talking to Students about Race, Physical Difference, and Other Kinds of Diversity Abroad
Hannah Taieb, CIEE-Paris,France
3:00pm-4:15pm
Making Study Abroad a Campus Priority: Measuring and Enhancing the Impact of Study Abroad on Student Success
Gary Rhodes, University of California at Los Angeles
4:30pm-6:00pm
Meet CIEE
7:00pm-9:30pm
CIEE Annual Reception at the Mill City Museum
Sponsored by Terra Dotta, LLC
 
 

Friday, November 22

Time
Event / Session
Speaker / Chair
8:30am-5:00pm
Exhibit Hall and Internet Café
9:00am-10:15am
Antonia Lortis, University of Minnesota
9:00am-10:15am
Washington Update
Michael McCarry, Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange
9:00am-10:15am
Engaging STEM in the Learning Abroad Conversation: Experiences in Practice-Based Study Abroad Opportunities
Michael Trice, University of North Texas
10:15am-10:45am
Coffee Break & Poster Fair
10:45am-12:00pm
Robin Craggs, Occidental College
10:45am-12:00pm
Lynn Anderson, International Education Consultant
12:15pm-2:00pm
Annual Luncheon
Featured Speaker: Ann Bancroft
2:15pm-3:30pm
Brooke Roberts, GoAbroad
2:15pm-3:30pm
Maximizing Student Learning on Short-Term Education Abroad: What Works and What Doesn't Using Backward Course Design
James Lucas, Michigan State University
2:15pm-3:30pm
Diversity Dialogue
Catherine Menyhart (Co-Chairs), CIEE-Portland,Maine
Carol Larson, University of Pittsburgh
2:15pm-3:30pm
Eric Schroeder, University of California Davis
3:45pm-5:00pm
Distance Learning: Perils and Promise
Andrea Custodi, The Alliance for Global Education
3:45pm-5:00pm
Jennifer Murray, Bard College
3:45pm-5:00pm
Heidi Soneson, University of Minnesota
 
 

Saturday, November 23

Time
Event / Session
Speaker / Chair
8:00am-1:00pm
Exhibit Hall and Internet Café
8:30am-10:00am
CIEE Breakfast
10:15am-11:30am
Student Aid Funding and Study Abroad: Aligning, Innovating, and Educating the Field
Joseph Rienti, Fordham University
10:15am-11:30am
Grace Johnson, The Ohio State University
11:45am-1:00pm
Thomas Bogenschild, Vanderbilt University
11:45am-1:00pm
Serena Fusco, CIEE - Naples, Italy
 
 

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2013 Annual Conference Minneapolis - Phil Borges

PHIL BORGES

Opening Plenary and Reception
Wednesday, November 20, 6:00pm–8:30pm

Through his inspiring photography and films, Phil Borges has transformed audiences’ perceptions of cultural diversity, gender equality, and other social issues facing developing regions of the world. He seeks to create a relationship between the audience and his photographic subjects, stating, “I want the viewer to see these people as individuals, to know their names and a bit of their history, not just to view them as an anonymous part of some remote ethnic or tribal group.”

Borges is the founder of Bridges to Understanding, an online classroom program that connects youth worldwide through digital storytelling to enhance cross-cultural understanding and build a sense of global citizenship in youth. His most recent work, Tibet: Culture on the Edge, uses full-color portraits to bring his audience face to face with those living in one of the most fragile environments on Earth, who face a rapid induction into the 21st century while trying to retain their Tibetan Buddhist practice and culture. Past works include the book and exhibition Women Empowered, created with the organization CARE, which highlights the oppression and discrimination of women and girls in the developing world, and the exhibition Stirring the Fire: A Global Movement to Empower Women and Girls.

A special screening for conference attendees of the 2013 groundbreaking film “Girl Rising,” directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, will be shown following the Opening Reception. Learn more about the film and watch the film trailer.

2013 Annual Conference Minneapolis - Phil Borges

Ann Bancroft

Annual Luncheon
Friday, November 22, 12:15pm–2:00pm

A Minnesota native and avid outdoors enthusiast from a young age, Ann Bancroft has shattered female stereotypes and earned acclaim as one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers. She is the first known woman in history to ski across ice to the North and South Poles and was the first woman, along with her fellow adventurer Liv Arnesen, to cross Antarctica.

An educator and philanthropist, Bancroft is dedicated to sharing the stories related to her dreams of outdoor adventure with the hope of inspiring a global audience to pursue their own dreams. She has worked with many young people, a population where she finds endless hope and optimism and the conviction that anything is possible. In 1991, she founded the Ann Bancroft Foundation to create curricula based on the historic 1993 all-women’s Antarctic polar expedition, which reached more than 200,000 students worldwide. Today, the Foundation has focused its mission on Bancroft’s vision to provide every young girl who dares to dream with the support, inspiration, and resources needed to make those dreams come true.

2011 Annual Conference Minneapolis - Justin Reeves

Justin Reeves

Featured Documentary Screening: Girl Rising
Wednesday, November 20, 8:15pm–9:30pm

Justin has six years of experience working in South America as an anthropologist, teacher and in development with various non-profit organizations benefitting girls and women. He was awarded an Ambassadorial Scholarship by Rotary International which allowed him to pursue his Master’s degree in journalism and a post-graduate program in documentary screenplay writing in Santiago, Chile at La Universidad Católica de Chile. While in Chile, Justin focused his non-profit work on women and children living with HIV/AIDS and his production work on women marginalized by mental illness. Justin moved to New York City in 2010 where he joined forces with Girl Rising, confident knowing that empowering and educating girls and women is the key to a more harmonious world. He enjoys educating audiences about the importance of educating girls and has presented at: TEDxUnisinos, Social Media Week NYC, Google Latin American Leadership Conference. Justin is hopeful that his lead will inspire other men and women to invest in girls.

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