Message from the EAIE Board
EAIE: European Association for International Education
It is with great regret that we announce we will not be able to meet in Barcelona for our Annual Conference and Exhibition, scheduled to take place 13–16 October 2020. With the COVID-19 outbreak ongoing and uncertainties around travel and gatherings, the welfare of our community remains our primary concern. For this reason, we have made the difficult decision to not move ahead with our physical event. We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, to you, our loyal EAIE community who make this event a huge success every year.
Connecting our community online
From our recent virtual interactions with many of you, we have learned that one of your main concerns is how to understand and plan for the next academic year. With this in mind, we are working to bring you an online EAIE Community Summit on 17–19 June. The Summit will offer you a series of opportunities to exchange your challenges and expectations as we navigate the 'new normal' of international education through the next academic year.
We are also working hard to offer you a unique networking and learning alternative on 13–16 October, the same dates as the conference was planned. The October event will provide a new and inspiring way of connecting with the community, offering the same high quality that you expect from the EAIE.
Our return to Barcelona in 2022
Barcelona is not forgotten! We are thrilled to bring the EAIE Conference and Exhibition back to Barcelona in 2022, following next year's event, which will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, 07–10 September 2021. We would like to thank our Barcelona local partner, Government of Catalonia, for their support in helping us postpone the Barcelona event to 2022.
More information about the June Summit will follow quickly, with registration set to open in early June. Please stay tuned to our website and keep an eye on your inbox for your invite. Similarly, more information around the October experience and the Gothenburg call for session proposals will also follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions on our website for any other queries you may have.
Despite the unprecedented challenges of the year so far, this experience has reconfirmed once again that the passion of our community is the lifeblood of our sector and we will make it through this stronger because of you.
We wish you strength and courage and look forward to seeing you in June and October – albeit virtually!
The EAIE Board