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2024 Higher Ed Conference Calendar

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Rama Eriksson

Higher education conferences are eagerly anticipated networking events and learning opportunities for the whole sector. With 2024 fast approaching, don’t miss out - it’s time to plan your conference calendar for the upcoming 2024/25 student recruitment cycle.

Check out the list below for the top global higher education conferences to attend in 2024, featuring details on expected attendees and anticipated highlights. 


APAIE 2024 Conference & Exhibition 

Dates: March 4-8, 2024

Location: Perth, Australia 

The Asia Pacific Association for International Education Conference & Exhibition unites global experts to discuss international education in the region. Alongside presentations, the Exhibition offers 'regional reports,' networking, and information on programs, study tours, and services for university internationalization. The focus of the conference is to encourage mutual sharing of ideas under the theme, Collaborating for sustainable impact: partnerships across the Asia Pacific. 

Who should attend: International educators, policymakers, and higher education officials with an Asian-Pacific target market. 


NAGAP 2024 Annual Conference 

Dates: April 24-27, 2024 

Location: Louisville, Kentucky 

NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the concerns of individuals working in the graduate enrollment management environment Network, gain insight and knowledge from GEM peers and experts in the field. 

Who should attend:  Graduate enrollment management professionals 


NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo 

Dates: May 28-31, 2024 

Location:New Orleans, Louisiana 

The National Association of Foreign Student Advisors will gather once again in 2024 in the US to discuss issues related to foreign students and international education programs. Learn, network, and connect with peers and experts dedicated to "Resilience. Renewal. Community" at this year’s NAFSA conference. NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange. 

Keystone is planning to reprise its well-received presence at the event. Stay tuned for more details. 

Who should attend: International educators and administrators, as well as policy experts. 


Slate Summit 2024 

Dates: June 19 - 21, 2024 

Location: Chicago, Illinois 

The annual Slate Summit returns to Navy Pier in Chicago, with a conference packed full of networking and insights into the student lifecycle. 

Who should attend: Educators and higher education experts currently using Slate CRM and those with interests in marketing automation & CRM innovation for higher education. 


EAIE Conference 2024 

Dates: September 17-20, 2024 

Location: Toulouse, France 

The Annual European Association for International Education Conference, Europe's largest and most comprehensive higher education event, is gathering for its 34th year. This year’s theme, “En Route,” highlights the movement toward a brighter future; delving into topics like digital tech, sustainability, innovation for diverse student and staff needs, and creative collaboration with industry partners.  

Who should attend: International educators, administrators, and educators with a European target market. 


NACAC 2024 Conference 

Dates: September 26-28, 2024 

Location: Los Angeles, California 

The premier event for college admission counseling professionals, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling annual conference will take place in Los Angeles in 2024. This event brings together experts in the college admissions field to discuss and share best practices, inspirational ideas, cutting-edge research, and professional stories. 

Who should attend: College admissions specialists and recruitment counselors in the United States. 


THE World Academic Summit 2024 

Dates: October 7-9, 2024 

Location: Manchester, England 

THE World Academic Summit in 2024 will focus on the theme of “Making a difference: The purpose of universities in a rapidly changing world,” highlighting social responsibility and the obligation of universities to make a real difference to people’s lives. The summit will bring together some of the world's most influential leaders and change-makers to discuss how institutions can best collaborate.  

Who should attend: Deans, directors, and policymakers at University programs from around the globe. 


Global Inclusion 2024 

Dates: October 29-November 1, 2024 

Location: Washington, DC 

Global Inclusion is the only conference solely dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of global education and cultural exchange. Global Inclusion 2024 will embody Diversity Abroad and its member community’s holistic approach to foster systemic and fair transformation across various facets of global education and cultural exchange. This encompasses education abroad, international students, scholars and exchange programs, global engagement domestically, as well as organizational and career development.    

Who should attend: Directors and Advisors in International Students and Scholars Services, Education Abroad, Deans, Faculty & Academic Department Chairs   


AIEC 2024 

Dates: October 22-26, 2024 

Locations: Melbourne, Australia & virtual 

The 2024 Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) will address the visionary and transformative related to international education and the Australian market.  Experts and educators at the event will be brought together to discuss topics directly related to Australia and the Pacific. 

Who should attend: Deans, directors, and policymakers at University programs with an Australian and Asian-Pacific target market. 


ICEF Global Higher Education Summit 2024 

Dates: September 23-25, 2024 

Location: London, England 

One of the largest international education networking events in the world, ICEF’s annual event focused entirely on international higher education will take place in London this year. This is an unparalleled opportunity for leaders in international higher education to build knowledge while connecting with peers, government representatives, distinguished experts, and pre-screened education agents, to shape the future of higher education in an international context. 

Who should attend: Universities working with agencies, language schools, and service providers in the higher education industry. 

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