FCIE Annual Conference 2024

Conference Theme: International Educators as Wayfinders

Wayfinding refers to the traditional practices of using natural signs and patterns to navigate across vast terrains, both land and water. Polynesian wayfinders rely on natural signs; changes in the color of the sea or sky, the flora, fauna, and the stars in the night sky to find their way. Wayfinders are skilled at navigating by constantly adjusting their course to accommodate the vagaries in wind, waves, and weather. Embracing the wayfinding ethos helps international educators and our students better adapt to the all-too-common disruption and uncertainty of the contemporary world. Members and guests of the Florida Consortium for International Education (FCIE) will convene at Florida Gulf Coast University on October 3-4, 2024, to explore Wayfinder approaches to international education that prioritize social and ethical concerns, technology, and collaboration. The ultimate goal of this gathering is to promote best practices for global learning and identify ways to contribute to a more sustainable and globally-minded future.

Proposal Deadline

Submit proposal by August 1, 2024 to be part of this dynamic event that aims to strengthen international education across the Sunshine State. Submit a Proposal

Eligibility for Presenters

Educators at all levels, with a commitment to global education in Florida, K-12 through graduate study, as well as students and community members working and/or studying in global education and those working in non-profit organizations are welcome to submit a proposal for consideration.

Suggested Topics

The 2024 conference will concentrate on the rich networks and resources available across the State of Florida for global education at home and abroad. We are looking for proposals on a wide range of topics in global learning, that include a focus on any of the following: best practices, innovative ideas, research, assessment, and data on the impact and effectiveness of global learning. See potential topics listed below. We also welcome other innovative, related topics.

Event Details

  • Instructional design
  • Integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Decolonizing the curriculum and classroom
  • World Languages
  • English Language Programs
  • Service and community-engaged Learning
  • Developing global competency skills (microcredentials, digital badges)
  • Building domestic and international networks
  • Bringing new faculty and staff into global education
  • Partnering with agents and recruiters abroad
  • International agreements, contracts, and MOUs
  • Ensuring access for all students
  • Student learning and development
  • Innovative approaches to program delivery, i.e. such as City as Text and blended mobility
  • Risk management
  • Sources of funding and scholarships
  • Virtual Exchange/COIL models
  • Use of artificial intelligence in global learning
  • Learning platforms for virtual exchange and study abroad
  • Global learning virtual repositories

DAY 1: Thursday, October 3
  • October 3, 2024 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Conference Registration

    Please check back soon.

DAY 2: Friday, October 4
  • October 4, 2024 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast

    Lobby – Continental Breakfast

Member - Early Bird
Early Bird

Early Bird pricing is in effect until Friday, September 20

Non-Member - Early Bird
Early Bird

Early Bird pricing is in effect until Friday, September 20

Members - Standard
Non-Member - Standard
Student - Free

Student Ticket Price: No cost if you register using your student email address. We may ask for more information to verify student status.

Platinum $2000
  • Name on the website + Program
  • Honorable Mention during conference
  • Opportunity to table at the conference
  • Opportunity to speak for 10 minutes during the conference at the networking reception or lunch break
  • Two free registrations
Gold $1000
  • Name on website + Program
  • Honorable Mention during conference
  • Opportunity to table
  • One free registration
Silver $500
  • Name on website + Program
  • Honorable Mention during conference
  • One free registration


DAY 1: Harvey and Janet Cohen Student Union

Address: 11090 FGCU Blvd N, Fort Myers, FL 33965

DAY 2: Academic Building 9 (The Water School)

Address: 11098 FGCU Blvd N, Fort Myers, FL 33965


Conference attendees may park in either the visitor parking area next to Parking Lot 5 (by Howard Hall) or in the visitor parking area at the Cohen Student Union. Visitor parking passes will be provided during conference registration on-site, and must be displayed from the rearview mirror or on the driver side dash while the vehicle is parked on campus.


Conference registration is at Cohen Student Union - Second Floor Lobby for the first day and Academic Building 9 (The Water School) Lobby for the second day.

Download Map:

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Hotel Name Address Distance from Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

Residence Inn Fort Myers

10054 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913

2.9 miles

Drury Inn & Suites Fort Myers Airport FGCU

9950 University Plaza Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913

3.0 Miles

Crowne Plaza Ft. Myers Gulf Coast, an IHG Hotel

9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913

3.6 miles

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