2021 FAIE Annual Conference

The 2021 FAIE Annual Conference will be held virtually on February 25-26th.

Conference registration is open! Please click HERE to register.

Conference Fees:

Preconference Workshops (Held on Thursday): $225
FAIE 2021 Virtual Conference: $15

2021 FAIE Virtual Conference: *Pay it Forward* Ticket:

International education had a tough year in 2020, and we don’t want finances to stand in the way of attending this year’s 2021 FAIE Virtual Conference. This year, those attending the conference can anonymously purchase extra tickets on behalf of Florida international educator colleagues. By completing this form, you will be considered to receive a “pay it forward” ticket which will provide you with complimentary registration (please note that this does not include pre-conference workshops). As tickets become available, we will notify you by email if you are eligible.

Click here for the “Pay it Forward” Ticket Request Form

Thursday, February 25, 2021- Preconference Workshops:

Pre-Conference Workshop: F1-Beginner

A must-have training for the new designated school official (DSO) to jump-start their career. The workshop offers new advisers a key foundation for understanding the compliance role of the DSO. Participants will benefit from a solid combination of specific knowledge that can be applied to common scenarios as well as understanding how and where to find the regulations for further reading and research. The workshop materials serve as current resources for referral when the DSO is back in the office confronting the daily tasks of advising F-1 students.

Pre-Conference Workshop: F1-Intermediate

As a seasoned F-1 Adviser, you have learned that most student advising cases are not as straight forward as they initially seem. This workshop allows you to walk through nuanced situations and learn how to integrate federal regulations with your campus’ own rules to build sound institutional policies that create accurate and consistent advising. Take a deeper dive into student advising through case studies and learn model practices so you can apply them to your own campus.

Pre-Conference Workshop: J1-Beginner

This essential training, geared for the new Responsible Officer or Alternate Responsible Officer, covers all of the basic regulatory aspects of the J Exchange Visitor Program. New advisers will gain a relevant overview of the current regulatory issues as well as the opportunity to think through how these concepts are applied to your specific educational context.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Education Abroad: Critical Skills for the Advisor

As the field of education abroad continues to advance, the demands placed on advisers grow. Learn the skills you need to be effective in today’s dynamic education abroad setting. Explore the different roles required of an adviser to be successful. Discuss the advising profession with others in the field while interacting with each other and the workshop content in a multi-faceted way. Grow as a professional by gaining a comprehensive view of your role within the larger educational context.

Friday, February 26, 2021- Conference:

  • “Smoother Sailing? Recent Immigration Changes Affecting Higher Education and the Road Ahead” session with Attorney David Ware, Attorney April Bentley, and Kristen Hagen, Associate Director at Florida State University 
  • SEVP Update with Field Representatives Ashley Gassner, Meghan Lane-Holbert, and Cecilia Jeffus
    • SEVP Field Representatives will present an overview of the Student Exchange Visitor Program, provide updates on recent issues, and take questions from session attendees.
  • J-1 Update with the Office of Private Sector Exchange Designation (govt panel)
    • Representatives will present an overview of the Student Exchange Visitor Program, provide updates on recent issues, and take questions from session attendees.
  • Sessions across the field of international education
  • Networking events, receptions and games throughout the day

Information on the conference schedule will be posted shortly.

Submit Your Session Proposal

Deadline: Extended to Thursday, January 21, 2021

We are now accepting session proposals for the 2021 FAIE Annual Conference. Each accepted session will get two complimentary registrations to attend the conference. For more information and to submit a proposal, please check out our Session Proposal Information.

Notification of proposals will take place on or before January 22, 2021.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information:

FAIE invites you to sponsor and exhibit at the 2021 FAIE Annual Conference. By joining us virtually, you will have the opportunity to connect your organization to international educators across the state of Florida.

To purchase an exhibitor booth or sponsorship, please enter the code FAIE2021VIRTUAL into the code section on the registration form, and then you will be able to make your selection.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration is now open. Please click HERE to register.