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5th Annual IEP Stakeholders Conference

"Facing the Future--Together"


  • EnglishUSA member - $300 ($325 after 8/4)
  • Non-EnglishUSA Member - $375 ($400 after 8/4)
Join IEP colleagues for interactive sessions and lunch table topics on issues affecting our industry.  Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to dialogue with representatives from multiple stakeholder organizations (see program below). 


We are also pleased to announce that our networking reception is being sponsored by National Geographic Learning and held at the National Geographic Headquarters on October 4th!


5th Annual IEP Stakeholders Conference
Program Schedule
(subject to change)

Wednesday, October 4

8:15 – 9:00 am


Coffee and light breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome and Introductions
Jack Sullivan, President, EnglishUSA

9:15 – 9:45 am
EnglishUSA Updates
Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Executive Director, EnglishUSA

9:45 – 11:00
Membership Associations: Facing the Future Together
Joann Ng Hartmann, Senior Director, IEM-ISS Services, NAFSA: Association of International Educators; Patti Juza, President, UCIEP; John Segota, Associate Executive Director for Public Policy & Professional Relations, TESOL International Association; Jack Sullivan, President, EnglishUSA

11:00 – 11:15 am
Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15 – Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Partnering Together with Department of State English Programs 
Curtis Chan, American English E-Teacher Global Program Officer,  Jennifer Uhler, Program Branch Chief, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of English Language Programs.

Session B: Best Practices: Short-Term Summer Junior Camps
Nadine Baladi, President-Elect, EnglishUSA; 
Joy MacFarland, Vice President-Elect for Outreach, EnglishUSA, Jackie McCafferty, Intensive English Language Program, Temple University

12:15 – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Networking
Table Topics

1:30 – 3:00 pm
SEVP & Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, and Department of Commerce Updates
This year SEVP will provide information on adding programs to the I-17 but will also respond to pre-submitted questions.

3:00 – 3:15 pm
Coffee break

3:15 – 4:30 pm
Perspectives on Advocacy in a New Era: Updates from the Alliance, AIEA, and EnglishUSA
Tom Bogenschild, Chair, Policy Advisory Committee, AIEA; Patricia Szasz, Immediate Past President, EnglishUSA; Ilir Zherka, Executive Director, Alliance for International Exchange

4:30 – 5:15
Afternoon Plenary 
Aziz Abu Sarah, National Geographic Learning

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Networking Reception at the National Geographic Headquarters

Thursday, October 5

8:30 – 9:00 am
Coffee and light breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am
Responding to the Future: Updates from ACCET & CEA
Dr. Bill Larkin, Executive Director, Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET); Dr. Mary Reeves, Executive Director, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)

10:00 – 11:00 am
The Future for Agency-Educator Relationships
Steven Boyd, Director of International Admissions, University of Bridgeport; Ian Cann, Development Director, ICEF; Barbara Dick, Executive Director, New York Language Center, Mike Finnell, Executive Director, American International Recruitment Council

11:00 – 11:15 am
Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30 pm
Latin American Embassy Updates
Alberto Fierro, Counselor for Culture and Education, Embassy of Mexico; Adriana Martinez, Embassy of Colombia; Franklin Morales, Political Attache, Embassy of Panama; Maricy Schmitz, Education Advisor, Embassy of Brazil

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Lunch and Networking
Table Topics

1:45 – 3:00 pm
Middle East Embassy Updates
Moayed Al Hawazi, Director of the Academic Department, Embassy of Oman; Noida Ashton, Educational Consultant, Embassy of Kuwait Cultural Office; Dr. Suaad Al-Oraimi, Cultural Attache Office, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Awad Alyami, Director of ESL Department, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission; Tarig Eltayeb, Senior Educational Consultant, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission

3:00 - 3:30
Conference Wrap-Up / Participant Feedback


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