Conference

VIE hosts 2 conferences each year, one during the fall semester and one during the spring semester.

The Spring 2021 conference will be held virtually from April 12-16.  The conference will begin with a plenary presentation and workshop on Monday, April 12 at noon. From Tuesday through Friday (April 12-16), sessions will be presented at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. A final schedule of events, including dates, times, presenters bios, session descriptions, and Zoom links will be emailed to all registrants a week prior to the conference.

Session Titles include:

  • COVID Video Queen
  • F-1 Tax Time: What are the options?
  • F-1/J-1 Roundtable
  • Hot Topics in Immigration
  • Implementing and Sustaining Virtual Exchange Programs
  • Maintaining Intercultural Student Engagement
  • Managing the new frontiers of risk in post-COVID global education
  • Meet NAFSA Region 8!
  • Supporting the Mental Health of International Students: Researcher and Practitioner Reflections on COVID-19
  • Sustainable Global Education: Lessons from COVID
  • The Future of Study Abroad: Exploring the Role of Virtual Program Components University Partnerships in Sustainability and Education Abroad

Conference Registration

This year’s virtual conference will not have a registration fee.  Please click here to register for the Spring 2021 VIE Virtual Conference.

Information for Providers

If you are a provider and would like to host an informational drop-in Zoom session, please e-mail Bethany Galipeau-Konate or Ebony Majeed.


If you would like to host a future VIE meeting at your institution, please contact Bethany Galipeau-Konate.