27th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education

The 27th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education will be hosted by the University of Rhode Island from Nov. 7-8th at the URI Kingston Campus.

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27th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education

The 27th ACIEE will be hosted by the University of Rhode Island on its Kingston Campus.

Dates:
Thursday, November 7 to Friday, November 8, 2024
8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Schedule subject to change. Please check back often for updates.

Registration and Sponsorship:
Registration opened on Monday, April 1, 2024.
Navigate to our “Registration” tab above for pricing and link to register for this conference. Sponsorship information can also be found in this tab.

Call for Abstracts is still OPEN! 
Abstracts submitted by Friday, April 19, 2024 received first consideration, but others will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Sigrid Berka with any questions at sigrid_berka@uri.edu

In one document, submissions should include a 300-word abstract with a 1 paragraph executive summary as well as a short biography (50-75 words, photo optional).

Note: If you do not have a Google account, please send your application document(s) directly to sigrid_berka@uri.edu and schenckm@uri.edu.

2024 Themes for Abstract Proposals

    • Global Learning Experiences/ Global Co-Ops/ Dual Educational Systems
    • Designing and Building Supports for Study Abroad Programs
    • Research on International Engineering Education
    • Developing the Global Workforce/Sourcing International Internships/Global Student Competitions
    • International Faculty Research Initiatives: Scaffolding Educational Undergraduate and Graduate Partnerships
    • Languages and Engineering Across the Curriculum; Interdisciplinary Courses, Strategies to Recruit/Retain Engineering Students for the Humanities and Art/Humanities Majors for Engineering Courses
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Global Engineering Education
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Language Education
    • Leveraging Online Learning Environments
    • Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Competence Development
    • Workshop: Building and Sustaining IEPs
    • Workshop: (Grant)Funding for International Engineering Education & Research
    • Poster Showcase and Exhibition Hall

Other Themes (Not Accepting Abstracts)

    • Panel: Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Industry Big Ideas Panel: Inclusivity and Bridging the Generational Divide in the Workplace
    • Workshop: Intercultural Competence and Diversity Across the Curriculum
      Encounters at the Intersections: Critically Intercultural Teaching for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The 27th Annual Colloquium on International Education will offer opportunities to engage with content and colleagues through:

  • Thoughtful presentations from featured speakers to strengthen your knowledge base
  • Interactive sessions promoting audience participation
  • Two-day curated content facilitated by subject-matter experts spanning several different conference themes
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other attendees
  • Additional sponsored activities – for example, subject-specific tours of the innovative Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering, dinner at the Matunuck Oyster Bar and an optional sightseeing excursion in Newport (Sat., Nov. 9)!
  • and more!

Speakers


Keynote Speakers at ACIEE 2024

Check back later for updated content as more information becomes available!

Featured Workshop by Dr. Anna Santucci, University College Cork, Ireland

Intercultural Competence and Diversity Across the Curriculum
Encounters at the Intersections: Critically Intercultural Teaching for Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Session Description & Desired Outcomes:
What role does intercultural competence play in our teaching practice as inclusive educators across the disciplines? How does cultural awareness intersect with our ability to design and facilitate equitable, transparently aligned learning-centered experiences that foster our students’ growth mindset, purpose, agency, and sense of belonging and mattering? 
This workshop is an opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues in interdisciplinary dialogue, reflect on the meaning of equity, diversity, and justice issues in our teaching contexts, explore how intercultural skills relate to our ability to design and facilitate inclusive learning environments, and share practical strategies and approaches for implementation.


Schedule

Tentative ACIEE 2024 Event Schedule

Thursday, November 7 to Friday, November 8, 2024
8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

  • On Thursday, November 7, dinner will be hosted by Matunuck Oyster Bar, located on the water just 15 minutes away from URI’s Kingston Campus.
  • On Fri., Nov. 8, dinner will take place on campus at the Toray Commons in the Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering.
  • Menu information for both of these will be provided to registrants at a later date.

Optional sightseeing excursion to Newport, RI on Saturday, November 9, 2024.
Minimum of 20 participants required to run this tour. Please indicate your interest while registering for the conference.

In addition to conference sessions and activities, there may be additional activities that you can choose to participate in outside of the conference times and dates. More on those soon!

Schedule subject to change. Check back later for updated content as more information becomes available!


Registration

The 2024 Colloquium will take place in person in Rhode Island.
Registration opened on April 1, 2024.

2024 Registration Prices and Sponsorship Tiers*

Registration

  • Early Bird Registration $450 – Ends Sunday, September 15, 2024
  • Student Early Bird Registration**$200 (with promo code) – Ends Sunday, September 15, 2024
  • General Registration $525 – Starts on Sunday, September 15, 2024
  • General Student Registration**$275 (with promo code) – Starts on Sunday, September 15, 2024
  • Optional Saturday, November 9, 2024 Excursion Add-On: Tour of Newport, RI
    $60
    Minimum of 20 participants required to run this tour. Please indicate your interest while registering for the conference.

*Eventbrite fees not included in the prices listed above and are non-refundable.

**Students: If you are a student external to URI, please contact Jill Granville at conferences-group@uri.edu for your $250 off promo code. If you are a URI student, your admission is free! Contact Dr. Sigrid Berka at sigrid_berka@uri.edu for your special promo code.

Sponsorship Tiers

  • Exhibitor Table*$150 – For exhibitors to set up a display during the poster and exhibitor showcase at the grand finale of the ACIEE. You will be provided with a 6′ table to use. Complementary registration is not included with this purchase.

*Eventbrite fees not included in the price listed above and are non-refundable.

For all other sponsorship tiers described below, please contact Sigrid Berka at sigrid_berka@uri.edu.

  • Bronze Package $1000 – Your logo on all event marketing materials, a 6′ table to display your product/information during the poster and exhibitor showcase at the grand finale of the ACIEE, and one (1) complimentary admission to ACIEE 2024.
  • Silver Package $2,000 Everything in the Bronze Package above plus a guaranteed digital sponsor page for your company/institution a guaranteed digital sponsor page, and two (2) complimentary admissions to ACIEE 2024.
  • Gold Package$5,000Everything in the Silver Package above plus a poster display slot and 6′ table during the poster and exhibitor showcase at the grand finale of the ACIEE, a coffee hour named after your organization/institution, and three (3) complimentary admissions to the entire ACIEE 2024, including the optional Saturday excursion to Newport.

Call for Abstracts is still OPEN! 
Abstracts submitted by Friday, April 19, 2024, will receive first consideration. Others will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Sigrid Berka with any questions at sigrid_berka@uri.edu

In one document, submissions should include a 300 word abstract with a 1 paragraph executive summary as well as a short biography (50-75 words, photo optional).

Note: If you do not have a Google account, please send your application document(s) directly to sigrid_berka@uri.edu and schenckm@uri.edu.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be processed up until 30 days before the event. For more information, reach out to Jill Granville at conferences-group@uri.edu. 

Accommodations

ACIEE 2024 Hotel Block

Hampton Inn South Kingstown – Newport Area
A block of hotel rooms is available at the Hampton Inn South Kingstown – Newport Area. The following rates apply:

  • $119 (Wed. Nov. 6 & Thurs. Nov. 7)
  • $149 (Fri. Nov. 8)

Some of the Hampton Inn’s amenities include:

  • Free breakfast offered daily
  • Free high-speed and wireless internet access in the lobby and all guestrooms
  • Indoor heated pool & fitness center
  • Outdoor firepit

You can either call the hotel directly at 401.788.3500 and mention the group code “IEP” with the dates of your stay or using the booking link below to reserve your room online. To be eligible for this ACIEE 2024 group rate, you must reserve your room by Friday, October 11, 2024.

Location, Transportation and Parking

You have to admit, we’re in a great spot. We’re minutes from the beach, 30 miles south of Providence, 75 miles from Boston, 160 miles from NYC, with Newport just across the bay!

Getting to the Hampton Inn/URI Kingston Campus
Our general recommendation for guests planning to either take a train or fly in is to rent a car during their stay in Rhode Island.

For those traveling by air, T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is the closest airport. From the airport, you can also take a taxi or an Uber/Lyft or alternatively the MBTA to Wickford Junction, then Uber/Lyft from there. If you arrive on Thursday/Friday and plan to directly to the URI Kingston campus, you can take the RIPTA bus line 66.

If you will be taking a train in, the Kingston Amtrak Station is right down the road from campus. Use Uber/Lyft from there to reach the Hampton Inn/URI Kingston Campus. If you will take the MBTA directly to Rhode Island, plan to stop at Wickford Junction, then take an Uber from there to the hotel/our campus.

Note: Both URI’s Kingston Campus and T.F. Green Airport are on RIPTA bus line 66. However, the Hampton Inn is NOT a direct stop on that line – along with the bus ride, an Uber/Lyft to/from campus would be required to reach the hotel.

Parking/Carpooling
When registering, please let us know if you plan to bring a car to campus. More information on how to sign up for parking on campus, where best to park, and possible carpooling arrangements will be made available at a later date.


FAQs

ACIEE 2024 FAQs

When does the early bird rate expire?
Our early bird registration rates of $450 and $200 (students) will close on Sunday, September 15, 2024. General admission will begin on this date.

Is there a hotel block with group pricing available for this conference?
Yes! URI has reserved a hotel block at the Hampton Inn South Kingstown – Newport Area. The following rates apply:

  • $119 (Wed. Nov. 6 & Thurs. Nov. 7)
  • $149 (Fri. Nov. 8)

You can either call the hotel directly at 401.788.3500 and mention the group code “IEP” with the dates of your stay or using the booking link below to reserve your room online. To be eligible for this ACIEE 2024 group rate, you must reserve your room by Friday, October 11, 2024.

I can only attend one day of this conference. Is there a one-day ticket option?
Unfortunately, we are not offering a one-day ticket option at this time.

I am a student who plans to attend ACIEE 2024. Will there be a reduced rate for students?
Yes, for students external to URI, there will be a $250 discount. Please contact Jill Granville at conferences-group@uri.edu. URI students, this conference is free! Reach out to Dr. Sigrid Berka at sigrid_berka@uri.edu

What are these Eventbrite fees that I am seeing when registering for this conference? 
These are fees that Eventbrite assesses for ticketing sales completed through its website for services provided and payment processing. These fees are non-refundable.

Is the Newport sightseeing excursion on Sat., Nov. 9, 2024 part of the conference registration fee? 
No, this is an optional $60 excursion available to our conference participants. At least 20 participants need to register for the tour in order for it to run.

How many participants can partake in the Intercultural Competence and Diversity Across the Curriculum Workshop?
A maximum of 15 participants can sign up for this special session.

What meals are included in registration?
On Thurs., Nov. 7, dinner will be hosted by Matunuck Oyster Bar, located on the water just 15 minutes away from URI’s Kingston Campus. On Fri., Nov. 8, dinner will take place on campus at the Toray Commons in the Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering. Menu information for both of these will be provided to registrants at a later date.

What’s the best way to get to the Hampton Inn/URI Kingston Campus?
Our general recommendation for guests planning to either take a train or fly in is to rent a car during their stay in Rhode Island.

For those traveling by air, T.F. Green Airport (PVD) is the closest airport. From the airport, you can also take a taxi or an Uber/Lyft or alternatively the MBTA to Wickford Junction, then Uber/Lyft from there. If you arrive on Thursday/Friday and plan to directly to the URI Kingston campus, you can take the RIPTA bus line 66.

If you will be taking a train in, the Kingston Amtrak Station is right down the road from campus. Use Uber/Lyft from there to reach the Hampton Inn/URI Kingston Campus. If you will take the MBTA directly to Rhode Island, plan to stop at Wickford Junction, then take an Uber from there to the hotel/our campus.

Note: Both URI’s Kingston Campus and T.F. Green Airport are on RIPTA bus line 66. However, the Hampton Inn is NOT a direct stop on that line – along with the bus ride, an Uber/Lyft to/from campus would be required to reach the hotel.

I plan to drive to campus. What should I know about parking on campus?
When registering, please let us know if you plan to bring a car to campus. More information on how to sign up for parking on campus and where best to park will be made available at a later date.

My organization would like to help sponsor ACIEE 2024. How can I do this?
You may book a table for our final session, the poster and exhibition showcase, for $150 using the link below. Eventbrite fees not included in this price and are non-refundable. 

We have three other sponsorship tiers: our Bronze Package ($1000), our Silver Package ($2000) and our Gold Package ($5000). For all other sponsorship tiers, please contact Sigrid Berka directly at sigrid_berka@uri.edu.

  • Bronze Package – Your logo on all event marketing materials, a 6′ table to display your product/information during the poster and exhibitor showcase at the grand finale of the ACIEE, and one (1) complimentary admission to ACIEE 2024.
  • Silver Package  Everything in the Bronze Package above plus a guaranteed digital sponsor page for your company/institution a guaranteed digital sponsor page, and two (2) complimentary admissions to ACIEE 2024.
  • Gold PackageEverything in the Silver Package above plus a poster display slot and 6′ table during the poster and exhibitor showcase at the grand finale of the ACIEE, a coffee hour named after your organization/institution, and three (3) complimentary admissions to the entire ACIEE 2024, including the optional Saturday excursion to Newport.

Check back later for updated content as more information becomes available!

Contact

For more information about the program or to join the Colloquium listserv, please contact Sigrid Berka, Executive Director of the International Engineering Program at 401.874.4700 or sigrid_berka@uri.edu.

For registration-related questions, please contact Jill Granville at conferences-group@uri.edu.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Background

Founded 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. The annual Colloquium meets every other year in Rhode Island, alternating with partner schools across the country.