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2019 Stakeholders Conference
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*Please email if you are wanting to attend the conference*


7th Annual EnglishUSA Stakeholders Conference

"Mission Possible: Thriving in Times of Change"

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues from all types of English language programs around the US and to participate in interactive sessions in an intimate setting with invited officials from key organizations and government agencies. 


Thursday, October 3

8:15 – 9:00 am: Registration, Coffee and light breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome and introductions: Alan Broomhead, Vice President-Advocacy, EnglishUSA
9:15 – 9:45 am
EnglishUSA – President’s Updates: Jane Robison, President, EnglishUSA
9:45 – 10:45 am
Through Thick & Thin: Takeaways from IEPs that have Survived & Thrived
Gerry Krzic (Ohio University), Tracey McGee (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jennifer Phillips (WESLI), Beata Schmid (EF), and Scott Stevens (University of Delaware)
10:45 – 11:00 am: Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 pm
Department of Commerce & US Commercial Service Updates
Rachel Alraid & Amy Ryan (Department of Commerce)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch and networking: Table Topics 
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Session A: Embassy Perspectives on International Student Mobility
Maricy Schmitz (Brazil), Silvia Dangond Gibsone (Colombia), Minister Marta Peña (Mexico), SACM (TBD)
Session B: “It wasn’t my decision!”: Leading through the complexity of change
Nadine Baladi (Past EnglishUSA President), Mackenzie Kerby (ELS), Emma Tudor (EF)
2:20 - 3:30
Pathway Paths: Perspectives from the Field
Michele Bowman (Cleveland State University); Caroline Gear (International Language Institute of Massachusetts); Stephanie Marlow (Boise State University); Dana Saif(International Language Academy) Amy Snow (University of Alabama: Birmingham); Bill Wallace (University of Alabama); Sherry Warren (University of South Carolina); Dana Saif (International Language Academy)
3:30 - 3:45: Coffee break
3:45 – 4:30 pm
Session AUpdates from US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs and EducationUSA
Jennifer Brown, Maggie Steingraeber
Session BIntegrating Agencies into Comprehensive Recruitment and Marketing Plans
Rachel Durcan (ICEF, USA); Mike Finnell, American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)
4:45 – 5:15
Afternoon Remarks by Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Networking Reception hosted by National Geographic Learning at the National Geographic Society
Friday, October 4
8:30 – 9:00 am: Coffee and light breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 am
Building Relationships & Resilience to Thrive: Organizational Collaboration
Jane Robison, President, EnglishUSA; Stan VanHorn, President, UCIEP; Joann Ng Hartmann, NAFSA; Chris Powers, TESOL International Association
10:00 – 11:00 am
Supporting and Informing Responses to Change: Agency Contributions
Julie Baer (IIE); Judy Hendrickson (ACCET); Mary Reeves (CEA) 
11:00 – 11:15 am: Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 pm
International Education Media Panel 
Claudia Civinini (PIE News), Matthew Knott (Study Travel Magazine), Elizabeth Redden (Inside Higher Education)
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Lunch and networking: Table Topics 
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Updates from SEVP and the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs
2:15 – 2:30: Break
2:30 – 3:30
Advocating for our Industry
Rachel Banks (NAFSA); Bonnie Bissonnette (NAFSA, University of Maryland), Ilir Zherka (Alliance)
3:30 - 3:40
Wrap-up and evaluations


October 3-4, 2019

University of California, Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036



Through 8/2


8/3 - 9/20


9/21 - 9/27

Member (2-day)




Member (1-day)




Non-Member (2 day)




Non-Member (1-day)




Accrediting Body


Reception Only





*Rates are effective until 11:59 p.m. Eastern of the date listed. 

*Exhibiting & Sponsoring Associate Members for Stakeholders will receive 1 complimentary registration. Additional registrants at the Member (2-day) rate.

Associates: For information on Exhibiting, Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities. CLICK HERE

The last day for online registration (pending space) is September 27, 2019.

On-site registration is available (space permitting) with a $50 additional fee.

Full Registration includes:
• Name tag, program and Associate promotional materials
• Access to all conference events and exhibit area
• Four meals (2 light breakfasts, 2 lunches)
• One networking reception (beverages and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by National Geographic Learning)

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees are refundable through September 5th, 2019 (11:59 p.m.); Refund requests must be received in writing to No refund will be issued for cancellations starting September 6, 2019. Registrations may be transferred to another person in the same school or program without penalty at any time by emailing Upon signup there is optional event ticket insurance that can be purchased offered by Allianz (website for more information)

EnglishUSA is not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, travel difficulties, visa problems, health issues, government shutdowns, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations if occurring after September 5, 2019. If the conference is cancelled, registrants will be refunded in full.

Requests for Accommodation:
Requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be submitted to by 60 days prior to the first full day of the conference.

Questions?  Please contact



Contact Us


2900 Delk Road

Suite 700, PMB 321

Marietta, GA  30067
Tel: 404-567-6875