Butex 14th International Conference
July 14-17, 2020

We’re aiming to focus this online conference entirely on the sector’s experience of and responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and what we’ve learnt for the future. Some ideas for topics are:

  • Responses and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Best practice development as a result of the pandemic that will be useful for future-proofing – this could be around (for both inbound and outbound students):
    • Student Communications
    • Inter-departmental collaboration
    • Partnership collaboration
    • Student support including repatriation efforts
    • Supporting inbound students unable to return home
    • Working with third party providers (e.g. travel agents, international support organisations, mobility providers)
  • Maintaining mobility momentum/managing student expectations & needs for the upcoming 2020/21 academic year (inbound and outbound)
  • Reigniting interest in mobility and marketing mobility for the academic year 2021/22 and ‘post-COVID world’ (inbound and outbound)
  • New, or already future-proofed, methods of mobility, including:
    • Virtual mobility
    • Hybrid mobility
    • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

2021 Presidential Inauguration Program
January 10-21, 2021

The Osgood Center for International Studies invites your institution to participate in an academic seminar that revolves around the historic 2021 presidential inauguration. This quadrennial event is one of the most important events in American history that is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of people who come to D.C. to witness history-in-the-making. With a highly competitive election set to take place interest is running high, but regardless of the winner, reserve your space for the unique opportunity to celebrate this very special event on the National Mall and at special inaugural activities.