Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada for CONAHEC’s 11th North American Higher Education Conference!
North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and many common issues to face. With the signing of NAFTA in 1994, our region has become inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive and offer students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions.
More than a decade after NAFTA was launched, it is increasingly evident that our region cannot isolate itself, but must rather develop stronger and more productive linkages both internally and with other world regions. Higher education has an important role to play in connecting North America with the rest of the world.
Together, we will revitalize the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today. We will focus on:
Concurrent sessions will showcase strategies and best practices in areas such as:
Conference highlights will include:
Our co-conveners are:
CONAHEC is fortunate to benefit from the assistance of the largest and most distinguished system of institutions in the Province of Quebec. Our host for this exciting event is the
CONAHEC sincerely thanks the following organizations for their generous support of this North American Higher Education Conference.
Some of our invited speakers include:
Sylvia Crowder, Program Officer, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, USA
Everett Egginton, President-elect, Association of International Educators (NAFSA), USA
Eva Egron Polak, Secretary-General and Executive Director, International Association of Universities (IAU), FRANCE
Evelyne Foy, Cégep international, CANADA
Madeleine Green, Vice President for International Initiatives, American Council on Education (ACE), USA
Leonard Haynes III, Senior Advisor, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, USA
Norma Angélica Juárez Salomo, Presidenta, Educación Internacional Asociación Mexicana para la Educación Internacional, MEXICO
David Longanecker, Executive Director, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, USA
Pierre Moreau, President, Université du Québec System, CANADA
Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, Director, CONACYT, MEXICO
Jamil Salmi, Education Sector Manager, The World Bank, USA
Julio C. Theiler, Secretario Académico, Asociación de Universidades "Grupo Montevideo", URUGUAY
Rodolfo Tuirán, Subsecretario de Educación Superior, Secretaría de Educación Pública, MEXICO
Marijk van der Wende, President of the Governing Board, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, FRANCE
Display of Literature
A publications table will be available for participants to display promotional brochures relevant to the conference. Space is limited. You may send your brochures to yourself at the hotel prior to the conference or bring them with you.