13 Aug 2020

Forging creative pathways at the EAIE Community Exchange

EAIE Community Exchange: Forging creative pathways


We are excited to announce that the EAIE Community Exchange: Forging creative pathways will take place on 14–16 October 2020. Get ready for a three-day online learning event and a community experience like no other. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with your peers, dive into timely topics and unite in a period of profound global disruption.

Since we are not able to meet in Barcelona this year, the EAIE is coming to you! These past few months, many of you have been seeking connection, support and resources more than ever before. At the weekly Community Moments culminating in the Community Summit, you showed your positive energy and willingness to participate and reach out to your peers. Your enthusiasm inspired us to think bigger and create a special EAIE online community experience, a platform where you can exchange your ideas, best practices and plans for the future.

Forging creative pathways

During this time of uncertainty, the field of international higher education is facing enormous pressure and many challenges created or exacerbated by the pandemic. The relevant and timely theme, 'Forging creative pathways', will encourage you to think about the creative and unexpected ways we can face the difficult times that lie ahead.

With this engaging new virtual event there will be an opportunity to forge your own way through the online programme and create an itinerary that best suits your interests and needs. You will be able to explore new solutions and thinking for the current challenges and hear the latest European updates from the sector. Most importantly, you will have a much-needed moment to connect with friends, partners and colleagues you haven’t seen face-to-face in a long time.

What to expect

Exchanging ideas, best practices and experiences is the focus of the event. The Conference Programme Committee is working hard to fill the programme with inspiring keynotes, thought-provoking and interactive breakout sessions and a refreshing virtual social calendar. At the end of each day, you will be able to check in and connect with colleagues from your area of expertise and get the latest insights and happenings in your field of interest.

If you cannot decide which session and activities to attend, we have you covered! You will gain global access to the Community Exchange online platform, where you can set meetings with colleagues, follow live sessions and Q&As and re-watch sessions you have missed.

Save the date

The new EAIE Community Exchange is first and foremost about you – the international higher education professional. With some national borders closing and remote learning becoming the ‘new normal’, the resilience of our field is put to the test. We can’t know what the future holds, but the Community Exchange is your moment to build meaningful connections and get the support you need as you navigate these trying times.

Please block out the three days in your calendar for some lively discussions that are sure to leave you reinvigorated and inspired. Registration opens 01 September 2020 and EAIE members can expect a special discount.

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