Sessions


12:00pm-12:15pm (ET)–President’s Welcome

Caroline Gear, President, EnglishUSA & Executive Director, International Language Institute of Massachusetts

Session #1
12:15pm-1:00pm (ET)–State of the Industry: Insights from Associations and Accrediting Bodies
  • Rosa Aronson, Interim Executive Director, TESOL
  • Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Executive Director, EnglishUSA
  • Joann Ng Hartmann, Senior Director for IEM-ISS Services, NAFSA
  • Judy Hendrickson, Interim Executive Director, ACCET
  • Julie Strecker, UCIEP President
  • Heidi Vellenga, Executive Director, CEA
1:00pm-1:15pm (ET)–Break
clear glass teacup with coffee beverage

Get up and walk around, get a beverage, check a few emails, help the kids with schoolwork, stay on Zoom chat and interact with attendees, take the dog out, etc. Fifteen minutes to TAKE A BREAK!

Session #2
1:15pm-2:00pm (ET)–Government Regulations Updates
2:00pm-2:15pm (ET)–Break
clear glass teacup with coffee beverage

Get up and walk around, get a beverage, check a few emails, help the kids with schoolwork, stay on Zoom chat and interact with attendees, take the dog out, etc. Fifteen minutes to TAKE A BREAK!

Session #3
2:15pm-3:00pm (ET)–Insights from the Industry Media
  • Amy Baker: CEO and Co-Founder, PIE News
  • Karin Fischer: Journalist, latitudes and Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Matthew Knott: News Editor, Study Travel Magazine
  • Elizabeth Redden: Reporter, Inside Higher Education
  • Craig Riggs: Editor, ICEF Monitor
3:00pm-3:15pm (ET)–Break
clear glass teacup with coffee beverage

Get up and walk around, get a beverage, check a few emails, help the kids with schoolwork, stay on Zoom chat and interact with attendees, take the dog out, etc. Fifteen minutes to TAKE A BREAK!

3:15pm-4:00pm (ET)–Open Forums

You will be placed in the room that you chose during the pre-conference communications. You can request to switch rooms after the session kicks off and if feasible, we will move you into the desired room. Please be patient with the staff as we follow through with requests. Do not “leave” the meeting because you may not be able to get back in easily.

Session #4
4:00pm-4:45pm (ET)–Advocacy is NOT a Choice
  • Mark Algren, Retired Executive Director, University of Missouri, Center for English Language Learning
  • Mackenzie Kerby, EnglishUSA Board Member & ESL
  • Jennifer Phillips, EnglishUSA Board Member & Director, Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI)
4:45pm-5:00pm (ET)–Break
clear glass teacup with coffee beverage

Get up and walk around, get a beverage, check a few emails, help the kids with schoolwork, stay on Zoom chat and interact with attendees, take the dog out, etc. Fifteen minutes to TAKE A BREAK!

Session #5
5:00pm-5:45pm (ET)–Delivering Student Services Remotely
  • Adam Chen: Former Director of Student Services, University of Houston
  • Tate Quinones: Cultural Immersion Coordinator, University of Florida
  • Alex Stevens, Housing & Hospitality
5:45pm-6:30pm (ET)–Networking Reception and Scavenger Hunt

Come join attendees at the networking reception. We’ll share favorite COVID-19 cocktail and mocktail recipes and play a quick scavenger hunt in breakout groups.

12:00pm-12:15pm (ET)–Recap Top Issues

Alan Broomhead, EnglishUSA Chair of Advocacy and External Relations

Session #6
12:15pm-1:00pm (ET)–Recruitment During COVID-19

Panelists:

  • Mike Finnell, Executive DirectorAIRC
  • Brittany Goodman, Business Development Manager, USA, ICEF
  • Patrik Pavlacic, Head of Research, Bonard
  • Gabriela Zelaya, Global Education Team Leader, US Commercial Service, Department of Commerce
1:00pm-1:15pm (ET)–Break
clear glass teacup with coffee beverage

Get up and walk around, get a beverage, check a few emails, help the kids with schoolwork, stay on Zoom chat and interact with attendees, take the dog out, etc. Fifteen minutes to TAKE A BREAK!

Session #7
1:15pm-2:00pm (ET)–Updates from EducationUSA and Office of English Language Programs

Panelists

  • Jen Brown, Program Officer, EducationUSA
  • Russell Barczyk, Regional English Language Officer (RELO) and the Programs Branch Chief for the Office of English Language Programs

Followed by remarks from Deputy Assistant Secretary Caroline Casagrande

2:00pm-2:15pm (ET)–Break
clear glass teacup with coffee beverage

Get up and walk around, get a beverage, check a few emails, help the kids with schoolwork, stay on Zoom chat and interact with attendees, take the dog out, etc. Fifteen minutes to TAKE A BREAK!

2:15pm-3:00pm (ET)–Open Forums

You will be placed in the room that you chose during the pre-conference communications. You can request to switch rooms after the session kicks off and if feasible, we will move you into the desired room. Please be patient with the staff as we follow through with requests. Do not “leave” the meeting because you may not be able to get back in easily.

Session #8
3:00pm-3:45pm (ET)–Looking Ahead to the Future & Takeaways

Alan Broomhead, Chair-Advocacy and External Relations (AERC), EnglishUSA