University of Illinois Global Education Symposium

October 14-17, 2020

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, engage in professional development activities, participate in Homecoming Weekend, and more! The Symposium includes a conference with poster sessions, panels, and presentations by College of Education faculty, 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.


Past Proceedings

Tentative Schedule

Make sure to check the campus homecoming webpage for campus-wide events!

Wednesday, October 14th

9am-5pm Faculty office hours (more information to follow)

12-1pm Lunch & registration

1-2pm Campus tour

Thursday, October 15th

9am-5pm Faculty office hours (more information to follow)

8am Breakfast

9am-12pm Visits to local schools

12:30-1:15pm Lunch & registration

1:15-2pm Talk by professor

2-2:45pm Talk by professor

3:15-4:15pm Library workshop on research and citation managers

4:15-5:00pm Career counseling workshop

6:30pm Dinner and keynote speaker with reception to follow

Friday, October 16

9am-5pm Faculty office hours (more information to follow)

8am Breakfast

9am-4:45pm Conference

  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch and Study Abroad Panel

5-5:40pm Pizza party in the North Lobby

5:40pm Homecoming parade

Saturday, October 17

8am Breakfast

8:30-10:30am Conference

11am Visit to local apple orchard

TBA*: Lunch and closing ceremony


*The timing will be determined by the time of the homecoming football game.

Location & Emergency Info

Most activities will take place at:

College of Education

1310 S 6th St
Champaign, IL 61820

For info about emergency preparedness, please visit:

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:

Eastland Suites

Holiday Inn Express

Home2 Suites


Illini Union Hotel

La Quinta Inn

Ramada by Wyndham



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.

  • More information is available here.

Dress code

  • Conference and talks: business casual
  • Activities: casual

Average temperatures in October are usually between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit (7 and 18 degrees Celsius). Click here for up-to-date weather.



Click here to register to attend the Global Education Symposium.

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Questions? Contact Noor Doukmak.