BCCIE and VACC Joint International Education Conference

OVERVIEW

The BCCIE and VACC Joint International Education Conference 2019 will take place January 17–18, 2019 in Huế, Vietnam.

The Next Generation of International Academic Partnerships: Colleges in Vietnam, British Columbia, and Canada.

The city of Huế is in central Vietnam in the province of Thừa Thiên–Huế. Huế. It is an ancient citadel capital of Vietnam and a UNESCO world-heritage site.

If you have any questions, please contact communication@bccie.bc.ca.


About

The British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) in collaboration with the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges (VACC) will co-host a conference in January 2019 in the ancient city of Huế, in central Vietnam. The conference will advance BCCIE’s and VACC’s existing partnership to better serve our respective domestic and international education sectors to benefit students, staff, institutions and communities.  The conference will be practical, hands-on and immediate in its stated goal of creating platforms for the introduction or strengthening of bilateral partnerships of mutual benefit.

VACC has committed to inviting its over 60 college sector members, while BCCIE will engage leaders and decision makers from BC’s and Canada’s college and teaching university systems to attend and participate in this inaugural conference.

Thematically, the conference will focus on partnership development between VACC members and potential BC and Canadian partners. Sub-themes will include topics such as:

  • Quality Assurance Frameworks
  • Institutional Mentorship and the Sharing of Best Practices
  • Articulation Agreements, Joint Programming, Pathways, and Transfer Credit
  • Models for Reciprocal Student Mobility and Recruitment
  • Staff and Faculty Mobility
  • Educational and Administration Leadership

This conference will also introduce and launch a Vietnam-Canada Institutional Partnership Initiative. This institutional mentoring initiative will provide a platform for BC and Canadian colleges and universities to partner with an attending VACC college or university in order to support sustainability and transferability of knowledge, skills and opportunities for collaboration.

The Conference is being co-hosted by BCCIE and VACC and is endorsed by BC Colleges (BCC), the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU), Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and Langara College.

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KEY DATES

Below are the key dates for the BCCIE and VACC Joint International Education Conference.

DATE DETAILS
September 7, 2018 Vietnam-Canada Institutional Partnership Initiative Applications open
September 2018 Registration opens
November 23, 2018 Vietnam-Canada Institutional Partnership Initiative Applications close
December 19, 2018 Deadline for registration refunds
January 11, 2019 Registration ends

Cancellation Policy

Refunds or partial refunds of conference registration fees paid, less a CAD$50.00 administration fee per individual will be granted until December 19, 2018. Requests must be received in writing to communication@bccie.bc.ca on or before this date. After this date BCCIE is liable for all conference fees for each registered delegate; therefore, regardless of the reason for cancellation, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE. Please note that your registration is non-transferable.

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COST & REGISTRATION

Register for the conference now!

Delegates – Full Registration

Includes all conference sessions, lunch, welcome dinner, coffee breaks, networking events, and the Vietnam-Canada Institutional Partnership Initiative

CAD $350

Please note that all attendees, including speakers, are required to register in order to attend the conference. BCCIE will collect a CAD $350 fee per BC and Canadian delegate to help offset costs related to venue rental and meals. Participants are responsible for their own travel, visa and accommodation costs.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds or partial refunds of conference registration fees paid, less a CAD$50.00 administration fee per individual will be granted until December 19, 2018. Requests must be received in writing to communication@bccie.bc.ca on or before this date. After this date BCCIE is liable for all conference fees for each registered delegate; therefore, regardless of the reason for cancellation, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE. Please note that your registration is non-transferable.

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PROGRAM

See below for the 2019 conference schedule.

The language of the conference is English, with VACC assuming responsibility for the translation of provided PowerPoint presentations and where required for the provision of simultaneous translation. Each presentation will allow for a Q&A period.

January 17 (Day 1)

  SESSION
Morning Registration
  Opening Ceremony
Welcome Remarks
  Keynote Speech
  Coffee break
  Session I
Afternoon Lunch
  Featured Presentation
  Session II
  Coffee break
  Session III: Facilitated Roundtable Discussion
  Welcome Dinner

 

January 18 (Day 2)

  SESSIONS
Morning Keynote Speech
  Vietnam-Canada College Mentoring and
Partnership Initiative Networking
  Coffee break
  Presentation
  Vietnam-Canada College Mentoring and
Partnership Networking
Afternoon Lunch
  Summary and next steps
  Conference closes
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SPEAKERS

Speakers from the following organizations will be presenting at the conference.

ORGANIZATION SPEAKER TOPIC
VACC Pham Tiet Khanh Vietnam Colleges Overview: Opportunities for Partnership
BCCIE Randall Martin Context, History and Direction: Institutional Mentoring
BC Colleges Colin Ewart BC Colleges: overview, trends and developments
BC Ministry of Advanced
Education, Skills & Training
Jamie Edwardson Education Quality Assurance
BCCAT Robert Fleming Credit Transfer and Pathways
Camosun College/BCCIE Board of Directors Sherri Bell Welcome speech and expectations for international collaboration
Langara College Lane Trotter International College Partnership Case Studies and Models
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PARTNERS

The Conference is being co-hosted by BCCIE and VACC and is endorsed by BC Colleges (BCC), the BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU), Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and Langara College.

  • All
  • CO-HOSTS
  • ENDORSED BY
 
BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Vietnam Association of Community Colleges (VACC)
BC Colleges (BCC)
BC Association of Institutes and Universities (BCAIU)
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
Langara College
 
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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Vietnam-Canada Institutional Partnership Initiative: Institutional Mentoring and Partnership Development

The initiative will provide a platform for attending Canadian colleges and universities to partner with an attending VACC member college. Well prior to the event, partnership template forms, designed to elicit information from institutions on target areas for international collaboration and support, will be circulated to all Vietnamese and Canadian participating institutions and submitted to the Conference through BCCIE. Institutional matches will be proposed for institutions with like or compatible programming and interests in terms of articulated expertise and need. 

Potential ‘partners’ will be introduced prior to the conference and the event will provide networking, speed-dating and meeting opportunities to begin bilateral discussions and advance shared interests.

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TRAVEL AND HOTEL

Information on travel and accommodation.

Travel

Domestic routes connect Hue to Hanoi with three (3) flights daily, and Ho Chi Minh City with four (4) flights daily. Travel time is approximately one (1) hour, either from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City airports.

Accommodation

TBC

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