University of Illinois Global Education Symposium

October 16-19, 2019

Global Education Symposium

The Global Education Symposium at the College of Education is a four-day event with opportunities to hear students and faculty present, attend a keynote by Dean Anderson, engage in professional development activities, participate in Homecoming Weekend, and more! The Symposium includes a day-long conference on October 18 with poster sessions, panels, and presentations by College of Education faculty, online graduate students, alumni, and international partners. Conference themes include global education and policy, global migration and education, diversity in local and global contexts, research-based practice in schools, and adult and professional education.



Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, October 16

2:00pm Campus tour

4:00pm Faculty talk

7:00pm Welcome reception


Thursday, October 17

9:00am-3:00pm Visits to local schools

4:00pm Visit to local apple orchard

7:00pm Dinner and keynote by College of Education Dean James D. Anderson


Friday, October 18

8:30am-5:00pm Conference
Poster sessions, panels, and presentations by College of Education faculty, online graduate students, alumni, and international partners.

5:00-6:00pm Pizza party

6:00pm Homecoming Parade


Saturday, October 19

8:30-10:30am Professional development

10:30am Coffee break

11:00am-12:00pm Speed networking

2:30pm Football game

5:00pm Closing reception

Join the Marching Illini for a traditional tailgate party in front of the College of Education.

Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speaker:

Dean James Anderson


Confirmed Conference Speakers:

Liv Davila: "Reconceptualizing Citizenship and Civic Engagement from the Perspectives of Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Youth"

Cameron McCarthy


To receive the registration form, click here.

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2019


Registration Cost: $150

Includes opening and closing receptions, keynote dinner, and participation in symposium activities listed on the schedule.

Does not include football game tickets.


Most activities will take place at:

College of Education

1310 S 6th St
Champaign, IL 61820

Travel and Accommodation


Option 1: Fly to Champaign

Willard Airport


Option 2: Fly to Chicago and take a bus to Champaign

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Bus option:

Peoria Charter


Note that due to homecoming weekend, many hotels will fill quickly. Be sure to make your hotel booking as soon as possible.


Some nearby hotels:

Illini Union Hotel


Hilton Garden Inn



If you would like assistance in booking plane tickets and/or accommodation, one option for a local travel agent is

LL Travel Agency


Financial Assistance

Online graduate students of the College may consider applying for a travel award.

  • Near the beginning of Fall 2019, applications for the Hardie Conference Travel Award for Fall 2019 will open. More information is available here.

Dress code: business casual

Average temperatures in October are between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit (7 and 18 degrees Celsius).


To receive the registration form, click here.

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Questions? Contact Allison Witt.