CAIE CHILE- 2021

Introduction

The seventh edition of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) took place from October 19-22, 2021 in virtual mode. Its main theme was ‘Charting the Future: Strengthening the Global Knowledge Community’.

During this edition, more than 80 sessions and activities were held with Chilean associations, international delegations, and corporate partners, enriching the experience of the 1,120 participants who, through our virtual platform, were able to make contact with different organizations and international education professionals from all over the world.

Speakers

Speakers like Jeffrey Sachs – Director of the Center for Sustainable Development and Promoter of the SDGs for the United Nations, Juan Eduardo Vargas – Deputy Secretary for Higher Education of Chile, Federico Zaragoza –President, College of southern Nevada (CSN) & Vicepresident, USA Region OUI-IOHE, among others, enriched the academic program and made the agenda of CAEI Chile-2021 an opportunity for discussion and exchange of knowledge in the company of the 215 speakers who attended this edition.

Meet here to see the speakers of CAEI 2021

Academic Program

Plenary Sessions

Inauguration and Keynote Address – October 19

A unique opportunity to listen to and exchange with one of the global references on sustainable development and raise awareness on the importance and urgency of building a global community of knowledge to accelerate institutional collaborations and advance solutions to our shared challenges while securing inclusion and equitable participation, promoting development and guaranteeing long-term sustainability.

Click here to listen to Prof. Sachs’ Inaugural Address.

Speaker

Jeffrey Sachs – Director of the Center for Sustainable Development and United Nations SDG Advocate. Columbia University, United States.

 

Plenary Session – October 20

Charting the Future of Higher Education: Perspectives from International & Multilateral Organizations

This plenary session brings a panel of leaders from world-class research institutions, from 3 different countries in the Americas, to share their perspective on the most important challenges facing higher education today and their vision on how their institutions build upon their research and academic activities to motivate transnational collaborations and partnerships to address the most pressing challenges of our time.

Speakers

Juan Eduardo Vargas, Deputy Secretary for Higher Education, Min. of Education. Deputy Secretary for Higher Education, Min. of Education.

Francesc Pedró, Director, Instituto Internacional de la UNESCO para la Educación Superior en América Latina y el Caribe (UNESCO IESALC), Venezuela

Anne Posthuma, Director, Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training (ILO/Cinterfor), Uruguay

Jesús Giacoman, Director, Departamento de Desarrollo Humano, Educación y Empleo, Estados Unidos.

 

Plenary Session –  October 21

Engaging Higher Education to Address our Global Challenges

This plenary session brings a panel of leaders from world-class research institutions, from 3 different countries in the Americas, to share their perspective on the most important challenges facing higher education today and their vision on how their institutions build upon their research and academic activities to motivate transnational collaborations and partnerships to address the most pressing challenges of our time.

Speakers

Sophie D’Amours, Rectrice, Université Laval, Canada.

Denise Pires de Carvalho, Reitora, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) & Talloires Network representative for Latin America, Brasil.

Ennio Vivaldi, Rector, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

David Julien, Executive Director, Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAEI) & Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (OUI-IOHE), Canada.

 

Plenary Session – October 22

Chart the Future: International Education for the Americas

This Plenary Session gathers a group of renowned academics and higher-education specialists from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds to share their perspective on the most important challenges facing higher education and international education in the Americas and their vision on the ways in which our institutions can make transcendent contributions for the betterment of society.

Speakers

Hans de Wit, Distinguished Fellow and Former Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, Netherlands.

Andrés Bernasconi, Director, Centro de Estudios Avanzados sobre Justicia Educacional (CJE), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Chile.

Fanta Aw, Vice President of Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence, American University, Estados Unidos.

Oscar Garrido, Rector, Universidad de Los Lagos y President OUI-IOHE, Chile.

Expert Panel

October 19

Education for Sustainable Development: Engaging Higher Education

Our global community faces urgent challenges that condition and may compromise our future. Solutions have been identified but their successful implementation undoubtedly relies on the active involvement of higher education institutions. Building a global community of knowledge would provide us with a platform from which to facilitate exchanges and articulate shared solutions to our greatest challenges. In this session we will learn how highly engaged institutions have adopted the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and are working within their communities to promote development and guarantee long-term sustainability.

Speakers

Josep Vilalta, Director, Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) & Executive Secretary, Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), España.

Brigitte Baptiste, Rector, Universidad EAN, Colombia.

Eduardo Hebel, Weiss, rector, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.

 

October 20

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. A new compact for higher education.

During this Panel, leaders from different regions of the continent will address the urgency and importance of transforming social structures and educational systems that affect vulnerable and disadvantaged populations to secure an inclusive and equitable access to higher education. Members of this panel will draw from their own institutional programs and initiatives to provide evidence of the ways in which higher-education institutions, governments and society at large can articulate inclusive and participatory solutions to our most pressing social challenges.

Speakers

Daniel Quilaqueo, Director, Centro de Investigación en Educación en Contexto Indígena e Intercultural, Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile.

Wayne Frederick, President, Howard University, Estados Unidos.

Cecilia Paredes, Rectora, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador.

Myrna Cunningham, Presidente del Consejo Ejecutivo, Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (FILAC), Nicaragua.

 

Technical, Professional and Vocational Training: Skills for the Future

During this Panel representatives from different regions of the continent, leaders in the technical and professional training sectors, will shed light on the ways that their organizations and the institutions they represent are responding to the changing demands of the workplace and adapting to offer pertinent training and educational experiences. Special attention will be given to those collaborative initiatives resulting in meaningful, broad-based partnerships.

Speakers

Juan Pablo Guzmán, Rector, Instituto Profesional y Centro de Formación Técnica (IPCFT) Santo Tomás y Presidente, Vertebral, Chile

Denise Amyot, President & CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), Canada.

Federico Zaragoza, President, College of Southern Nevada (CSN) & Vicepresident, USA Region OUI-IOHE, Estados Unidos.

Jefferson Manhães de Azevedo, President, Instituto Federal Fluminense (IFF) & Vice- President of Institutional Relations, National Council for the Federal Network of Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education, Brasil.

 

October 21

The evolving landscape of international education: A global conversation.

During this round table, representatives from international education associations from different corners of the world, will update participants on how different countries and regions of the world see the evolving landscape of international education and are in consequence adapting their institutional, national and regional internationalization strategies.

Speakers

Gerardo Blanco, Associate Professor and Academic Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, Estados Unidos.

Anoek van den Berg, Director of International and Interinstitutional Relations, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) & President, Internationalization Commission, CRUCH, Chile.

Larissa Bezo, President & CEO, Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canada.

Scott Venezia, Dean for International Affairs, CETYS University System, México.

Exhibitors

Governments, corporations, and international delegations such as EduCanada, EducationUSA, Education New Zealand, DAAD, Jafsa-Japan, CBIE-Canada, Government of Quebec, Study in Switzerland, Study in the Czech Republic, Altissia, Coursera, Unibuddy, UPlanner, View Sonic, among others, were part of the CAEI 2021 Expo. In total, 29 exhibitors were able to establish contacts with institutions and participants during the congress.

Learn more about our exhibitors and sponsors here.

Webinars 2021

The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) offers a series of webinars in each edition and invites the entire higher education community and representatives from the public, private and civil society sectors, to participate in various conversations on innovation and internationalization of higher education.

CAEI CHILE 2021 KICK-OFF WEBINAR

The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) launches its 2021 Webinar series to kick off discussions and animate conversations toward this year’s (virtual) meeting.

We invite the different actors, leaders, and professionals involved in the internationalization of higher education in the Americas and the world, to participate in CAEI Chile-2021 and together “Charting the Future”.

This first webinar included the participation of the Ministry of Education and the President of the National Committee as hosts of CAEI Chile-2021, and the launch of the event by the directors of CAEI 2021.

WEBINAR #1

Date: May 13

Theme: The Future of Work: Perspectives for Technical and Vocational Training

During this session, the panelists will present the current situation and the process of evolution that the work environment and the nature of work are undergoing. In the conversation, they will address the effects of this process on technical and professional training and some of the actions being implemented to respond and adapt to these changes. Undoubtedly it is a discussion that we will be taking up again during the virtual CAEI in October.

Speakers:

Anne Posthuma

Directora, OIT-CINTEFOR, Uruguay.

Federico Zaragoza

President, College of Southern Nevada (CSN) & Vicepresident, USA Region OUI-IOHE.

Mónica Brevis

Jefe de División, Educación Superior Técnico Profesional, Ministerio de Educación Chile.

Language: Spanish and English

WEBINAR #2

Date: August 31, 2021

THEME: Covid-19 and higher education: analyzing challenges and maximizing opportunities.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions in all aspects of our lives. In higher education in particular, it generated new challenges, but also exposed and highlighted existing ones. At the same time, it has emphasized the importance of higher education and highlighted the value of academic and scientific collaboration at the global level.

 

Based on the preliminary results of two surveys conducted by IAU and IAUP on the impact of Covid-19 on higher education worldwide, distinguished speakers from 4 different continents will describe some of the main challenges and discuss ways to overcome and maximize the opportunities created by the pandemic.

 

Speakers:

Dr. Lavern Samuels

Durban University of Technology, South Africa and
International Education Association of South Africa
(IEASA)

Prof. Tetsuo Morishita

Sophia University, Japan
Japan Network for International Education (JAFSA)

 

Prof. Fernando León García

President, CETYS University, Mexico and President,
International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)

Language: Spanish and English

WEBINAR #3

Date: September 22, 2022

Theme: Higher education in Chile: definitions, advances, and international linkage experiences.

 

The panelists will present the current scenario of higher education in Chile, advances, and innovations that strengthen the system, and the contribution to international partnerships. The case of success in international scientific linkage that made possible the vaccine for COVID-19 in Chile will be presented.

 

Speakers:

Juan Eduardo Vargas, Deputy Secretary for Higher Education, Min. of Education. Deputy Secretary for Higher Education, Min. of Education

Alexis Kalergis

Profesor y Director, Millennium Institute Immunology and

Immunotherapy, FOCIS Center of Excellence, Pontificia Universidad Católica

de Chile.

 

Language: Spanish and English

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