The 25th Annual EAIE Conference
In September, we will hold our 25th Annual Conference at the very cusp of Europe: Istanbul.
Join more than 4000 higher education professionals from over 80 countries to celebrate this milestone event, expand your professional circle and explore the new developments in international higher education. This year's theme is 'Weaving the future of global partnerships'. With this in mind, we have put together a comprehensive programme consisting of more than 240 inspiring activities for you to choose from and to assist you in advancing the field. Register now!
Opening Plenary Keynote: Elif Shafak
The EAIE welcomes award-winning novelist, Elif Shafak as this year’s Opening Plenary keynote speaker. Named by critics as “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature”, her books have been translated into dozens of languages and published around the world, revealing her deep interest in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture and cultural politics. Her ability to break down categories, clichés and cultural ghettoes is sure to stimulate thought-provoking conversation in the context of this year’s conference theme.
Closing Plenary Keynote: Jack Uldrich
Prominent global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will conclude the conference with a compelling message that will spark creativity and optimism in thinking about the future of international higher education. Hailed by BusinessWeek as ‘America’s Chief Unlearning Officer’, Jack has provocative ideas about using unlearning to seize the opportunities of tomorrow. Join us at the Closing Plenary and find out what this means for the future of higher education.
Celebrating at the bridge between continents
Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul is the largest and most monumental city in Turkey, and is a melting pot of cultures which mix harmoniously on both sides of a city split geographically by the Bosphorus strait. This bustling city is home to over 13 million people, and from 10 to 13 September 2013, will also be home to our milestone conference. Check out the video to get an idea of what to expect from the event.