IVEC Conference 2021

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About IVEC and Virtual Exchange

IVEC is the largest and most prominent event on virtual exchange, providing a forum for an audience of instructors, administrators, instructional designers, and educational leaders 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 K-16 classrooms, as well as through co-curricular activities. Through co-developed and co-taught modules, virtual exchange supports the development of 21st-century workforce skills and provides opportunities for applied learning experiences.

Learn more about the 2021 conference below.

About the conference

The third annual International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC), held from October 27 – 29, 2021, is co-hosted by Drexel University and East Carolina University, in collaboration with the representative institutions on the IVEC Steering Committee: DePaul University, Durban Institute of Technology, FAUBAI Brazilian Association for International Education, SUNY COIL Center, UNICollaboration, Universidad de Monterrey, and University of Washington Bothell. It builds on a long history of successful COIL Conferences hosted by the SUNY COIL Center since 2007.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and the resulting uncertainty surrounding budgets and international travel, IVEC 2021 will be held completely online from 27-29 October 2021 to ensure the international nature of the conference.


Dates: October 27 – 29, 2021

To facilitate global participation in IVEC 2021, sessions are held in different time blocks. Please review the schedule outline below, and explore the detailed schedule, with speaker and session descriptions, here.

Pre-conference Tuesday, October 26

10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to Virtual Exchange Workshop

11:00 – 11:30 Networking for newcomers

19:00 – 20:00 Introduction to Virtual Exchange Workshop

20:00 – 20:30 Networking for newcomers

Wednesday, October 27

9:00 – 12:30 Keynote #1 and Breakout sessions

18:00 – 21:30 Keynote #1 and Breakout sessions

Thursday, October 28

9:00 – 12:30 Plenary Panel and Breakout sessions

18:00 – 21:30 Plenary Panel and Breakout sessions

Friday, October 29

9:00 – 12:30 Keynote #2 and Breakout sessions

We hope to see you there!

IVEC 2021 is co-sponsored by the UW Center for Global Studies, D2L, the Stevens Initiative, and the UW Foster School of Business.