International Engineering Program

61-67 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.4283

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Providence SkylineFounded by the International Engineering Program (IEP) at the University of Rhode Island, the purpose of the Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education is to provide a forum to discuss and share issues and ideas related to the field. The Colloquium provides engineering and language educators, international program administrators, deans, provosts, presidents, corporate leaders, public sector representatives and students common ground to talk about educating engineers for today’s global workplace.

This distinctive and unique annual colloquium meets every other year in Rhode Island, alternating with partner schools across the country.

17th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: New Frontiers

November 6-8, 2014
Omni Hotel
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Join us in Rhode Island’s capital city for a discussion on international engineering education.

Conference Schedule

Click here to view conference program.

2014 Keynote Speakers

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Lee M. Tablewski

Director, 100,000 Strong in the
Americas Innovation Fund

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Cheryl Merchant

President/CEO of Hope Global

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Howard Stephenson

Utah State Senator



Full Program Registration Fee: $425

(One-day Registration: $175, Two-day Registration: $350)

Student Registration Fee: $175

Fee includes all sessions, materials, scheduled meals and refreshment breaks.


Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island

One West Exchange Street

Providence, Rhode Island 02903

To book your room online and receive our negotiated conference rates, visit the Colloquium page on the Omni Providence Hotel website by October 24, 2014. If you have any difficulties booking your room, go to and enter the code 110314COLLOQUIU. Omni Contact: Anne Colasanto (401-598-8036,

Directions & Getting Around Providence

Click HERE for parking information and directions to the Omni Providence Hotel.

Special offer for Colloquium participants: Sign up for Uber with the promo code [IEP14] and your first 2 rides are free up to $20. Uber is a mobile app that allows you request a ride from your smartphone at the push of a button. (New users only, Not Valid on Taxi). Once you have downloaded the app, create an account at and login with the account information you created.

The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) offers low-cost bus service throughout Rhode Island. Visitors to Providence can access the city’s Downtown, Federal Hill and East Side neighborhoods through RIPTA’s Providence LINK Trolley. LINK trolleys run on CNG (compressed natural gas), a clean fuel, and offer two routes to Providence’s restaurants, hotels, theaters, universities, historic sites, shopping and more. The cost is $2 per person, per ride or $6 for a one-day pass. For specific routes and more information, visit

Previous Colloquia

The colloquium has a long and successful history. See our previous colloquia.

For more information or to join the Colloquium email listserv, contact Sigrid Berka at

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