Going Global is an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss current issues. Since 2004, it has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event alternating between the UK and major international cities. In addition to the platform for education world leaders to debate international higher and further education issues and challenges, and to discuss collaborative solutions, the event provides an opportunity for networking, and has become a fixture of the global education calendar. The conference consists of a series of collaborative sessions that focus on the year’s chosen themes.
More than 1,200 leaders from 80 countries attend from across the tertiary (further and higher) education sectors and various other sectors with perspectives on international education attend each year.
The conference provides a unique forum for exploring the latest developments and issues in international post-compulsory education.
Going Global 2017 will take place from May 22-24 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK.
This year’s overarching theme is "Global Cities: Connecting Talent, Driving Change." The diverse range of conference sessions will explore how universities and colleges support city-regional economies and social and civic engagement, connecting the world's cities to global knowledge and talent and addressing global challenges.
The theme will be examined through four lenses:
The call for proposals opens on August 30 and closes on October 3, 2016. The conference’s steering committee are looking for innovative, agenda-setting proposals that will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and insights across borders. We welcome challenging perspectives, and are especially interested to hear from thought leaders anticipating and driving future agendas
Submit a proposal to speak or present a poster at the conference here.