International Virtual Exchange Conference:

Advancing the Field of Online International Learning

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About the Conference

IVEC 2019 is the largest and most prominent event on virtual exchange, providing a forum for an audience of practitioners, professionals, and policy makers from institutions around the world interested in technology, international education, and new pedagogies. 

Virtual exchange (also known as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), Globally Networked Learning, or Telecollaboration) extends authentic opportunities for intercultural and transnational learning to students within the curriculum of college and university classrooms.  Through co-developed and co-taught modules, Virtual Exchange supports the development of 21st-century workforce skills and provides opportunities for applied learning experiences.

Hosted by the University of Washington Bothell and Tacoma campuses and supported by the State University of New York (SUNY) COIL Center, DePaul University, UNICollaboration, Drexel University, and East Carolina University, the International Virtual Exchange Conference is the premier event in this growing field. The hosts and supporting institutions each bring with them many years of experience developing, teaching, and researching Virtual Exchange.  

We invite all professors, lecturers, and practitioners, instructional technologists and designers, IT professionals, international education and study abroad leaders, researchers, teaching and learning specialists, second language learning professionals, and anyone interested in intercultural innovation in higher education to attend IVEC 2019!

Call for Proposals

We invite all practitioners of virtual exchange to share their experience and expertise with conference attendees. Please review the Call for Proposals to learn about conference tracks and formats. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019. Presenters will be notified of their proposal acceptance in May 2019, prior to the early bird registration deadline.


Conference registration is expected to open in March 2019, with early bird discounts available to those who register by the end of May.