Going Global 2016

Going Global 2016: The conference for leaders of international education, 3-5 May, Cape Town, South Africa

With more than 1,000 leaders from 80 countries participating, Going Global has become the world’s largest open conference for leaders of higher education. Since its inception in 2004, the conference has been hosted in London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Miami. Going Global 2016 will be the first time the conference has been held on the African continent.

The 2016 conference theme, Building nations and connecting cultures, will be explored through the lenses of education policy, economic development and engagement. It will consider how we reconcile the need for locally relevant national development and priorities alongside a commitment to international education for the global good. What does this mean for colleges, universities and national education systems; their missions, strategies and operating models? What risks and opportunities do these new trends present for students, staff and the communities with which they engage?

The call for proposals is currently open and closes on Wednesday 30 September 2015. Details on how to submit a proposal can be found here.

Please note that speakers at Going Global are expected to cover their costs including a reduced-rate conference registration. Conference registration will open in January 2016.