ICEF Virtual Americas

August 25 - 27, 2020

1st Edition


We welcome

Educational institutions from the Americas, international student recruitment agents with a focus on this region, and global service providers.

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About ICEF Virtual Americas

For most international students looking to study across the Americas, education agents play an important role in selecting and applying to their final study destination. As a result, student recruitment agents have become a vital recruitment method for education providers from across the region and both sides recognise the importance of strengthening relationships with a view to providing the best possible experience for their students.

We pride ourselves on facilitating outstanding working relationships, helping international education professionals from across the industry meet strong partners. For the last ten years, our Canadian networking events have attracted an increasing number of international education professionals, firmly establishing us as the most efficient and cost-effective way of building relationships in the market. Every year, we now attract hundreds of educators, work & travel organisations, industry service providers, and international agents who send thousands of students and youth travellers to the region.

This year, we are taking our flagship Canadian networking event online to continue to connect professionals from the international education industry with an interest in North America. We have designed ICEF Virtual Americas specifically to meet the needs of educational institutions based in Canada and the USA, as well as for global student recruitment agents looking to establish links within these countries.

Join us for ICEF Virtual Americas this August for an event unlike any other.

Programme & Seminars

This year, ICEF Virtual Americas will take place between 25 - 27 August, and will feature over 400 ICEF screened education agents from around 60 countries. By running this event over 3 days, we ensure that educational institutions from across the Americas have ample time to conveniently meet with ICEF-screened education agents looking to send students from around the world.

You can build your own personalised programme of around 50 one-to-one video meetings with existing and would-be partners of interest. You will also be able to access our extensive range of seminars providing up-to-date information and the latest market trends and issues currently affecting North America. These are all optional and will be available to you on demand both during and after the event, so you can build your schedule to suit you.

We believe that this unmatched agenda of personalised meetings and informative webinars provides the most cost-effective way to keep up with the latest developments and meet new partners.

Please use the dropdown box to view the event schedule in your preferred time zone.
Tuesday August 25, 2020
10:00 – 10:30 Event Welcome - Live
10:30 – 11:30 Webinar 1: Canada's International Student Program - in the Covid-19 Context
11:30 – 13:30 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
13:30 – 14:30 Break (suggested)
14:30 – 16:30 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
16:30 – 17:00 Webinar 2 (Concurrent Sessions)
17:00 – 17:30 Webinar 3 (Concurrent Sessions)
17:30 – 19:30 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
19:30 – 20:00 Break (suggested)
20:00 – 22:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
22:00 – 22:30 Break (suggested)
22:30 – 01:00 1:1 Meetings (5 x 25 minutes)
Wednesday August 26, 2020
09:00 – 11:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
11:00 – 12:00 Webinar 4: US International Student Recruitment in the Time of COVID-19
12:00 – 14:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
14:00 – 15:00 Break (suggested)
15:00 – 17:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
17:00 – 17:30 Webinar 5 (Concurrent Sessions)
17:30 – 18:00 Webinar 6 (Concurrent Sessions)
18:00 – 20:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
20:00 – 20:30 Break (suggested)
20:30 – 22:30 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
22:30 – 23:00 Break (suggested)
23:00 – 01:00 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
Thursday August 27, 2020
07:00 – 09:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
09:00 – 09:30 Break (suggested)
09:30 – 11:30 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
11:30 – 12:00 Webinar 7: ICEF Agent Voice - Facing the new normal and recruitment strategies for the US & Canada
12:00 – 14:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
14:00 – 15:00 Break (suggested)
15:00 – 17:00 1:1 Meetings (4 x 25 minutes)
17:00 – 17:30 Webinar 8 (Concurrent Sessions)
17:30 – 18:00 Closing Event - Live

Who goes to ICEF Virtual Americas?

Our virtual events connect international student recruitment professionals from all sides of the industry. Whether you represent an educational institution looking to raise your profile internationally, a student recruitment agent looking to forge new connections, or a provider of services relevant to the international education industry, you’re sure to benefit from attending.

As with our other Destination events, we have designed ICEF Virtual Americas with a focus on helping educational institutions based in the USA and Canada meet their international student recruitment partners. Education agents from around the world who have a focus on these study destinations are invited to attend to forge connections with educators based in these markets. We also welcome other organisations which enhance the international student experience by offering products or services relevant to our industry.

To find out more about the types of organisations who attend our virtual events, please click here.

How is ICEF Virtual Americas held?

ICEF Virtual Americas uses a combination of our meeting booking system (Marcom eSchedule PRO) and Zoom to provide a seamless and engaging networking experience. This combination offers you direct and total control over the types of partners you meet during the event based on their main activity and country of origin, as well as the peace of mind of using a secure and stable platform for your meetings.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation via email with log-in details enabling you to access our meeting scheduling system approximately 2 weeks prior to the event through your myICEF portal.

To make the most of the event, we strongly recommend that all participants have access to a reliable Internet connection, a microphone and a webcam.

Your ICEF Virtual Americas

As well as being the perfect opportunity to get your brand in front of key decision makers & budget holders within the international student recruitment market, your place at ICEF Virtual Americas includes all of the following benefits:

Before the event:

  • Access to detailed profiles of all event participants
  • Use of the Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities

At the event:

  • Access to scheduled & personalised Zoom meetings
  • Access to ICEF’s programme of live & on demand webinars
  • Schedule additional meetings

After the event:

  • Access to your personal meeting notes
  • Access to downloadable meeting reports and participant lists
  • Access to all recorded content for 4 weeks after the event closes

ICEF Virtual Americas is free of charge to educational institutions and industry service providers who are registered for ICEF Vancouver 2021, alongside carefully-vetted student recruitment agents.

To reserve your place, please enquire now.

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