24th CSIET Annual Meeting

Agenda and Handouts

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008

9:00 - 1:30 pm

CSIET Board Meeting

1:00 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Conference Registration and Check-In

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Pre-Conference Exhibitor Sessions

  • Foresight International Education Center
  • HelmsBriscoe
  • Compass Benefits
  • Kiwanis Key Leader Program
  • Mobility International

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2008

8:00 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast Buffet

9:00 - 10:30 am

Membership Council Meeting

  • Annual Report from CSIET Chair, John Doty
  • Committee Reports
  • 2008 Elections
  • Executive Director Report

10:30 - 10:45 am

Coffee Break -- Sponsored By: Council on International Educational Exchange 

10:45 - 11:45 pm

Plenary Session: Advocacy Initiatives and Federal Budget Report
Session Presentation

  • Michael McCarry, Executive Director, Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange
  • John Hishmeh, Executive Director, Council on Standards forInternational Educational Travel

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Keynote Address

Exchange Student Presentations:

Ms. Kelsey Brown (YFU-USA, Inc. - Outbound Alumnae - US Student to South Korea)

Ms. April Zueqian Huang (AFS-USA Exchange Student from China)

Mr. Vyacheslav Lozovoy(Slava) (PIE/FLEX Exchange Student from Russia)

Partnership for Global Learning Session Presentation

Anthony Jackson, Ph.D., Executive Director

     International Studies Schools Network, Asia Society

1:30 - 3:00 pm

United States Department of State J Visa Session

Session Presentation

Moderator: John Doty, PIE (CSIET Board Chair)

  • Elizabeth Dickerson, Compliance Officer, Compliance Unit, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation
  • Julia Findlay, Educational and Cultural Exchange Specialist, Private Sector Programs Division, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Refreshment Break - Sponsored By: Youth for Understanding, USA Inc.

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Plenary Session: Compliance Audits and CSIET Listing

Session Presentation

Moderator: John Hishmeh ? Executive Director, CSIET

  • John Doty, President, Pacific Intercultural Exchange
  • Margie Eulner Ott, Director of Programs and Contracts,YFU-USA, Inc.

Handouts: 

CSIET Evaluation Process Memo (8-18-08)

Audit Templates:

Inbound Template

Inbound Likely Sources Grid

Outbound Template

Outbound Likely Sources Grid

4:30 - 5:15 pm

CSIET Board Meeting

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Dinner at Asti Ristorante

            Sponsored by: IntelliCorp Records, Inc.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2008

8:00 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast Buffet

9:00 - 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions 

Volunteer/Staff Training on Student Safety and Awareness

Session Presentation

  • Roxana O'Harra, Director of Special Programs, ERDT/SHARE! 

Grant Opportunities:  U.S. Department of State Youth Exchanges

  • Elizabeth Davis, Chief, Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

10:00 - 11:00 am

Plenary Session: Crisis Management:  What to Do When the Unexpected Happens?

Session Presentation:Part 1; Part 2

  • Sherry Carpenter, Executive Director, AYUSA Global Youth Exchange
  • John Doty, President, Pacific Intercultural Exchange
  • Helen Lowman, Vice President, Intercultural Education & Quality, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA 

11:00 - 11:15 am

Refreshment Break - Sponsored By: Educational and Cultural Interactions

11:15 - 12:30 pm

Hosting Capacity Outreach:  Reports and Discussion with CSIET?s  

School and Public Outreach Working Group

Session Presentation

Moderator:  John Hishmeh, Executive Director, CSIET

  • Elizabeth Davis, Chief, Youth Programs Division, Office of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Helen Lowman, Vice President, Intercultural Education & Quality AFS Intercultural Programs/USA and Chair, CSIET Public Outreach Working Group

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Closing Luncheon Presentation
Session Presentation

Gary Rhodes, Ph.D., Director, Center for Global Education

Loyola Marymount University

Jonathan Weil, Director, Los Angeles Center for International Studies (LACIS)

Loyola Marymount University    

2:00 pm

Conference Adjourns