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When educational institutions collaborate across borders, we create better opportunities for students, greater visibility for the institutions and an improved labor force to meet the needs of today’s employers.

The Higher Education Partnership conference takes an innovative approach to internationalization. We bring together administrators and leaders in Higher Education along with international program managers from across the Americas in a personalized and accessible format to build impactful partnerships. Our event offers the unique opportunity to arrange 1-on-1 meetings and participate in small focus groups in a comfortable and dynamic environment that is unmatchable.

This year’s Higher Education Partnership conference will focus on how to encourage Inclusion and Sustainability in the field of international education as frameworks for cross-cultural programs and partnerships.

This theme will be complimented by an exploration of 5 relevant keywords:Diversity, Gender, Community, Climate, Innovation:

Diversity

  • How can the higher education community promote programs that cover a variety of topics and experiences and also include program participants from diverse regions and communities? How can vulnerable communities gain access to programs in international education? How can programs in international education consider the diverse needs of participating countries?

Gender

  • What opportunities in international education are available to women and marginalized groups? How can we promote STEM and international programs for all groups. How can programs in international education be inclusive of people who identify as LGBTQI+?

  • In a region in which woman and children from migrant communities face many challenges, how can the international education community support and provide opportunities for this vulnerable group?

Community

  • How can the international education community be strengthened and expanded across borders to include more communities across the Americas? How do programs in international education foster new leadership opportunities for community members? What sort of innovative spaces can facilitate collaboration between communities across the western hemisphere?

Climate

  • How can programs in international education address climate change? How might climate change affect the way in which programs in international education are structured? How can we continue to build programs that are sustainable and respond to the various environmental and social changes of our time.

Innovation

  • How can we continue to create innovative and pragmatic partnerships for a successful future of international collaboration in the field of higher education? How can we break the traditional model of study abroad programs and create innovative spaces in which a broader and more diverse group of students and faculty can participate?

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Interactive workshops and partnership-building activities

  • Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings amongst attending institutions

  • Rich panel discussions and trainings on common hurdles and creative solutions

  • Training on internationalization for technical and vocational institutions

  • Ample opportunity for networking and socializing

  • Opportunities to share experiences and models from your home institution

WHY SPONSOR?

  • Get exceptional brand exposure and access to the right decision makers representing higher education institutions across the Americas

  • Build new contacts and meet potential clients

  • Schedule one-on-one meetings with participants in advance of the event

  • Drive traffic to your exhibit booth

  • Grow your business

  • Hold focus groups to learn how your potential clients perceive your brand, products and services

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR?

  • Private sector companies seeking marketing opportunities and visibility among internationally engaged higher education institutions

  • Local, state and national governments interested in supporting their institutions’ internationalization efforts

  • Colleges, universities and technical/vocational institutes looking to expand internationalization and student mobility through partnerships with other higher education institutions

ABOUT OUR ATTENDEES

HEP 2018 was attended by a diverse group of over 200 participants from across the Western Hermisphere. Participants included presidents, directors, and administrators from higher education institutions (HEIs) as well as representatives from local, state, and federal governments.

Attendance at HEP 2019 is expected to top 300 and will draw institutions from across the entire region.

  • Of the participants at HEP 2018, 57% represented Latin American and Caribbean countries and 43% represented the United States and abroad.

  • 103 HEIs attended

  • 88% of participants created new partnerships at HEP 2018

  • HEP 2018 participants created on average 7 new partnerships

  • Nearly 90% of HEP 2018 participants planning to attend to future HEP conferences

*Participant lists from Partners’ previous higher ed events is available by request

ABOUT PARTNERS OF THE AMERICAS

Partners has worked for over 50 years to connect a broad network of higher education institutions to internationalization programming and funding opportunities. Check out some of our current programs:

100,000 STRONG

IN THE AMERICAS

  • Innovation network of more than 1,600 institutions

  • More than $10 million in private and public sector resources supporting new international higher education partnerships in the Americas

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS TO INCREASE

U.S. UNDERGRADUATE STUDY ABROAD

  • Building institutions’ capacity to engage a greater number and diversity of students, fields of study, and destinations in education abroad

PARTNERSCAMPUS

STUDENT CHAPTERS

  • Connecting college students through service learning, leadership training and international collaboration

HAVE AN IDEA TO PROPOSE?

Partners can develop a tailored package to meet your needs and budget. Email Aleysha Serrato for more info at aserrato@partners.net

ITEMS AND EVENTS SPONSORSHIPS

ADVERTISING

Promote your company’s products and services in a full-color ad in the conference program and drive more decision-makers to your exhibitor’s booth.

All advertisements are in color. Full page (trim size 8.5” x 11” plus 1/8” bleed on all sides). Ads will be submitted as high resolution pdf files.

CONTACT US

Contact us to find out how Partners can help you get your brand in front of institutions from across the Americas.

ALEYSHA SERRATO

ASERRATO@PARTNERS.NET