UK ENIC 2021 Conference: confirmed speakers update; registration now open

A wide range of prominent speakers will provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise at our UK ENIC 2021 Annual Conference, held online on 4 November, with the principal conference theme, 'The changing face of international education'.

Registration is free for UK ENIC members - you will receive an email in the coming days with a special link to book your free place. (Non-members can book places for £99+VAT on the non-member booking page - members should not use this link to book.)

Confirmed speakers and panellists so far include:

Beka Tavartkiladze, Senior Director of Evaluation Services, World Education Services; Nadia Badrawi, President of ANQAHE; Hazman Abdullah, ex-Deputy CEO, MQA Malaysia; and Mengyu Li, CSCSE, will be speaking at the session on 'Improving the recognition climate for TNE: addressing the global reassurance gap'.

A session on 'Data driven recruitment and the new frontiers of international student recruitment' will have speakers David Pilsbury, Chief Development Officer, Oxford International Education Group and Vincenzo Raimo, Visiting Fellow, International Studies & Language Institute, University of Reading.

Ronit Anvi, Founder & CEO of Localized and Lucile Gasber-Aad, Business Development Manager, Millionroads will be joining us for a session focused on 'The journey to employment'.

'The future of professional mobility, regulation and recognition' will be explored by Zara Green of the Centre for Professional Qualifications, and Tim Thomas, Consultant at IEMC.

Dr Vicky Lewis, independent consultant; Prof Judith Lamie, PVC International, Swansea University; and Dr Douglas Proctor, Global Engagement, Swinburne University of Technology, will speak on the panel 'Reshaping international strategy for a post-pandemic world'.

A panel session on 'Experiences of blended and distance learning' will be explored by Anne-Marie Graham, CEO of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA); Charlie Pybus, Director International, Durham University; Ailsa Crum, Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement & Standards at QAA; and Anna So, UKCISA international student ambassador.

Dr Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director of international education think-tank Education Insight and a creator of the Global Engagement Index; Nigel Healey, Vice President Global and Community Engagement, University of Limerick, Ireland; and Eddie West, Assistant Dean of International Strategy & Programmes, San Diego State University will be discussing 'Opportunities for global engagement'.

Jonathan Ledger, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Specialist, Department for International Trade and Emma Meredith, International Director, Association of Colleges will be speaking on 'Education exports - a focus on TVET'.

'The effect of the COVID pandemic on student admissions' will be discussed by Nancy Cooke, Associate Director/Head of International Student Recruitment, University of Salford and other industry experts.

You can view/download a PDF with full details of conference workshop sessions and workshop speakers and panellists. After you have registered for the conference, you will receive an email with instructions and links to select and book your workshop sessions.

Conference supporting sponsors so far include: PearsonFragomenOxford University Press (OUP) and Language Cert.

If you are a company or organisation interested in conference sponsorship or partnership opportunities, please contact Philip Cernik on [email protected].

The UK ENIC conference will explore important emerging international trends in recognition that potentially affect anyone concerned with global recruitment of students, skilled labour, and professionals. Including the below topics:

• Transnational, Digital and Disrupted Learning
• Trade and Work Overseas: recognition and mobility post-Brexit
• Data-driven international recruitment.

The UK ENIC 2021 annual conference will be run through the Whova platform. Please see this video for an overview of how to use Whova.

For conference enquiries, please contact [email protected].