We are thrilled to welcome you to our Annual Conference. Reserve your spot and we can't wait to see you in Chicago! 

Our hotel block is now closed. If you missed the deadline, please email annualconference@iesabroad.org. 

Three days of learning, sharing, and being reenergized to serve study abroad students.

We can't wait to welcome you back to Chicago for our in-person conference October 16 - 18, 2024!

Our Annual Conference is free to attend for Consortium Members and invited guests, and features a program designed to optimize learning, networking, and professional development opportunities. This year's conference program and hotel block takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Chicago. 

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October 16 - 18, 2024

Conference Highlights

New Conference Location
Join us at our new conference location at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.
Check out the hotel
Free Pre-Conference Workshop
Enjoy access to our free pre-conference workshop.
Register now
Attend Our Film Festival
Receive a complimentary ticket to our 9th Annual Study Abroad Film Festival.
Dinner at the Art Institute
Enjoy dinner inside one of the world's most extraordinary museums.
Network & Catch Up
Network and catch up with Center Directors and IES Abroad Staff.

Conference Agenda

Each day is packed with engaging sessions and activities. See the highlights that you can expect from each day's agenda below. 

Concurrent Sessions

The Concurrent Sessions are listed in the dropdown below, but you can access the full details, including presenters and synopses, via our PDF.  Please note that we are still updating a few session details, and you can access the most recent information here.  

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Schedule Overview

Experience the Magic of our Study Abroad Film Festival

Annual Conference attendees will have the chance to celebrate student stories on the big screen with a complimentary ticket to our Study Abroad Film Festival. 

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Pre-Conference Workshop: Discovering and Applying the IES Abroad Global Pillars Framework

During this hands-on workshop, led by IES Abroad faculty from the Barcelona, Milan, and Nice Centers, you will have the chance to become part of a learning community that works to address a global problem on a local scale.

Register for Pre-Conference Workshop.

Things to Keep in Mind

Annual Conference App

You will have access to all the conference details in the palm of your hand with an app powered by Guidebook.


Accessibility is a priority for us. We will ensure all our venues are accessible so everyone can experience Annual Conference.