The call for conference proposals for EAIE Helsinki 2019 is open! The Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition is a forum for networking and exchanging ideas between peers. Our Conference Programme Committee depends on your inspired submissions to make each conference a success. The 2019 theme is 'encompassing all voices', and we invite you to actively participate in the advancement of the field of international education by sending us your best ideas for workshops, sessions, Ignite© sessions and poster sessions. For inspiration, have a look at the proposals that made their way into the EAIE Geneva 2018 conference programme, and have a look at our frequently asked questions.

Conference theme: encompassing all voices

Finland is a frontrunner in inclusive education. Our conference theme 'Encompassing all voices' is perfectly encapsulated in the country's approach to education for all, including those who might otherwise be marginalised, providing equal access to high-quality learning, and seeking out and incorporating divergent viewpoints into policy and practice. These are the guideposts for working in international higher education today.

Call for proposals timeline

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    31st Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition

Let your voice be heard: submit a proposal

Every year we seek out current and thought-provoking topics and speakers who can engage their audiences with quality-driven content in lively and informative discussions. Before you send us your proposal, be sure to download the EAIE Expert Communities' list of relevant topics to inspire your proposal, and review our top tips and tricks for a successful proposal. Along with the Conference Programme Committee and Professional Development Committee, Expert Communities will be the ones reviewing your submissions. Click on the different proposal types below to learn about each format, the necessary contributor information, assessment criteria and much more. Before submitting your proposal, make sure to read the 2019 Conference Proposal Agreements.


Sessions give participants a quick overview – 30 or 60 minutes – of a particular subject. As well as knowledge-sharing, sessions should offer enough room for discussion.

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Poster sessions

Poster sessions combine graphic and text elements into a poster to display a specific topic. Presenters are allocated a 90-minute slot in which to discuss their work with participants.

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Ignite© sessions

Ignite© sessions are a fast-paced first glance at different topics, intended to fire up discussions. Speakers have just five exciting minutes in which to present an idea.

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Workshops are a training experience available to conference participants at an additional fee. They should be highly interactive and provide networking opportunities.

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Call for proposals: submit your idea by 1 November!

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