Tuesday, January 15, 2019

AAIE 2019 TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

AAIE 2019 CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019 AT BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE
The AAIE Conference will be held April 11th from 8:30 AM to 4:30PM in Birmingham, Alabama on the campus of Birmingham Southern College. 

The fee for the one day conference is $60, which includes annual membership dues and a light breakfast and lunch. The deadline for early registration is March 22, 2019. After March 22, the registration fee will be $75. 

NEW THIS YEAR! Thursday Night Reception - Thursday, April 11
Birmingham Southern College invites all attendees to a reception from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm. This social event allows is a chance to relax and catch up with international education colleagues. Let the traffic die down and enjoy some happy hours refreshments before heading home.

SPECIAL REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS – AFTERNOON SESSIONS ONLY
2019 Conference Half-Day Student Registration Fee: $20.00

This rate is a half-day rate which includes attendance of the afternoon sessions (approximately 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm) of the AAIE conference and afternoon coffee break.
This rate is only available to students who are enrolled at an institution of higher learning and who will attend the second half of the conference, beginning at 2 pm. If a student wishes to attend the full day conference, which includes breakfast and lunch, they should register for the full day conference and pay the full conference rate. 

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Birmingham Southern College
900 Arkadelphia RoadBirmingham, AL 35254

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - Coming in late March!


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NOW OPEN FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

Alabama is fortunate to have many talented professionals. Share your voice and expertise in a Conference Session. Topic ideas in link.

Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 1, 2019.
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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR AAIE LEADERSHIP

During the annual conference business lunch, AAIE will announce the nominations submitted online and also take additional nominations from the floor. All those present will then vote to fill the open positions. AAIE is seeking nominations to fill the following leadership positions:
- Chair-Elect (3-year commitment to serve in the Chair Stream)
- Secretary (2-year commitment)
- Treasurer (1-year commitment as mid-term replacement)
- Communications Coordinator (1-year commitment as mid-term replacement)


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SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR CONFERENCE UNDERWRITING

Our generous sponsors and vendors make it possible to elevate the whole conference, keep costs low and offer free registration to colleagues who might now otherwise be able to attend. We are deeply grateful for all who have participated in the past and look forward to great conference in 2019!



Friday, September 28, 2018

AAIE Fall 2018 Workshop, Friday, October 19 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


AAIE Fall 2018 Workshop
Friday, October 19  -  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

 
LOCATION: University of Alabama, Birmingham, 917 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294
 
COST: $75 (includes snacks, drinks, and lunch)

DEADLINE: Registrations are due by Monday, October 15, 2018.

 
DESCRIPTION
This one-day workshop will offer three blocks with two options for each block. You will be asked to select a session for each block in the registration form.
 
SCHEDULE
Block 1 (10 am to 11:10 am)
1A.    International Credential Evaluation
1B.    J-1 Advising and Hot Topics

Block 2 (11:15 am to 12:25 pm)
2A.     Study Abroad Risk Management
2B.     Tax Advising for Non-Resident Aliens

Lunch (12:30 pm to 1:15 pm)

Block 3 (1:20 pm to 2:30 pm)
3A.     F-1 Student Advising and Hot Topics
3B:    Intro to H-1B

To register, complete and submit this form. Payment instructions will be sent in the confirmation email.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

AAIE 2018 Conference Wrap-Up


We want to thank everyone for making the 2018 Alabama Association of International Educators Conference a great success last week.  
 
117 International Education professionals attended the one-day conference on Thursday, April 12, 2018 on the UA Campus.
 
During the day, there were 23 session presentations, which covered the spectrum of International Education - Enrolment Management, Education Abroad, Leadership, and International Student and Scholar Services. You can access the session materials and handouts here: AAIE 2018 Conference Materials and Handouts.
 
CONFERENCE EVALUATION FORM 
For those who attended, we ask that you please complete a brief evaluation online. Your comments and input will enable us to better plan and execute future conferences. Please take just a few minutes to complete the AAIE 2018 Satisfaction Survey.
 
UPDATED AAIE CONSTITUTION
During the business luncheon, the AAIE Membership voted to update the AAIE Constitution to include three changes:
  1. Formally separate the Secretary/Treasurer position into separate positions (originally approved by the AAIE Membership during the 2014 AAIE Conference in Troy, AL);
  2. Include provisions for removal of AAIE Leadership in instances of departure from the state, field of International Education, and when action is deemed to have been harmful to the Association; and
  3. The formal creation of the Communications Coordinator position.
You can now access the updated Constitution in the Documents Section of the Site and here: AAIE Constitution.

NEW AAIE LEADERSHIP
During the conference, the following leadership positions were elected by the membership:
  • Chair-Elect - Justin Lampley, University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB)
  • Treasurer - Hannah Rowe, The University of North Alabama
  • Communications Coordinator - Caroline McLean, Birmingham-Southern College

MINUTES FROM AAIE BUSINESS LUNCH MEETING
You can access the full minutes from the AAIE 2018 Business Lunch, including updates on finances and proposed constitutional amendments here: AAIE 2018 Minutes.
 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
We sincerely thank each of our amazing sponsors for supporting the association and our membership. Without our sponsors’ generous support, there is no way we would be able to put on such an impressive professional conference.
 
Thank you so much