2018 FCIE Annual Conference

Need help with your registration? If you have any problems with the registration process, please send an email to: info@fcie.org

Please find the Full Program With Descriptions here 

Early Bird pricing from May 1st, 2018-Sep. 14, 2018. Standard price in effect from Sep. 15, 2018- Oct. 10th, 2018.

Ticket Prices:

Members Only Early Bird Ticket $225 Nonmember Early Bird Ticket $275
Members Only Standard Ticket $250 Nonmember Standard Ticket $300

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

Exhibitor Fee:

  •  Gold- $1,000
    • Name on website + Program + App
    • Honorable Mention during conference
    • Opportunity to table
    • One free registration
  •  Platinum- $2,000
    • Name on the website + Program + App
    • 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

(includes tabling opportunity, access to all sessions and networking event)


Registration Available May 1st, 2018

Check To pay by check you will still need to register through our registration page. Please utilize the below information to write your check. Mail it to:

Florida Consortium for International Education

Valencia College DO-335 P.O. Box 3028

Orlando, FL 32802

Credit Card – Use registration portal and select pay by credit card.

Walk-In Payments Walk-In Registrations and Payments can be made the day of the conference when you arrive. We do not recommend using this option, however, we can accommodate if necessary.

Note:  all cancellation requests must be received in writing by September 14, 2018.  No refunds will be given after this date.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  There is a $10 processing fee for all conference cancellations.

Valencia College, Special Events Center

Important Reservation Details:

A block of rooms has been reserved for October 9, 2018 – October 11, 2018.  The special room rate will be available until September 9th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

September 09, 2018 Room Reservations Cut Off. This date reflects the last day that the block will be held for our group.  At 12 a.m. on this day, the block will be released into the Hotel’s inventory.

There is a group rate set for this event for FCIE members at $169 for standard and double rooms (limited rooms available).  Institutional representatives should make their own reservations.  Check-in is 4:00 PM and Check-out is 11:00 AM.  You will need to provide proof of tax exempt status at the time of check-in.  Overnight self-parking is $14.95 per car per day.  Hotel is located less than five miles away from Valencia College-West campus.  Please see the hotel address below:

5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32819


For online reservations: click the following link and follow the directions listed:  https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MCOUNDT-FCI-20181009/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

For phone reservations: call (800-222-8733) and mention “FCIE Annual Conference”.  Group Code: FCI

Amenities for the hotel include:

  • 24-hour Business Center
  • 24-hour Fitness Center
  • Free- high-speed wireless internet access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hilton HHonors Points & Miles Frequent Guest Reward Program

The hotel has multiple restaurants on property, Starbucks serving all the favorite beverages, Pompanos offering a full breakfast buffet, fresh dough pizza at Angelo’s Pizza, Burgers and More or a wide variety of American Cuisine at the American Grill.  Also, scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, and Aquatica is available.

If you have any questions, please contact info@fcie.org.  For additional questions about the hotel, please visit the hotel website.


Your airport arrival can be from any of the following airports.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)  


Hosted By:

Valencia Red Logo

Sponsored By:
    Québec Study Abroad

FCIE Welcomes Featured Speakers

October 10-11, 2018

Featured Speaker: Dr. Roger Brindley
Vice President, USF World
University of South Florida


Roger Brindley, Ed.D. leads USF World overseeing system-wide global engagement for the University of South Florida (USF), currently ranked 36th among public institutions in the U.S. by the Times Higher Education World Rankings and Top 100 for public universities in the U.S. by the Academic Ranking for World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2013, USF World was a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. During the 2015-16 year, the university was recognized as a 2016 Peace Corps Top College for undergraduate volunteers and in 2016-17 as the third ranked graduate school for Peace Corps volunteers in the United States. In 2017, the Fulbright Commission announced USF as the number one producer of Fulbright Faculty Scholars across all universities in the United States, and the institution currently ranks fourth. Recently, USF earned the designation as a “Preeminent State Research University” from the Florida Board of Governors

A USF professor for 22 years, Brindley has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the USF President’s Award for Faculty Excellence, and he was identified as an Honored Professor by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001. Brindley has written numerous articles in North American and European publications on policy and practice in higher education, has served as editor for three national/international journals, and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world. In 2014, Brindley was elected to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Initiatives, and has spoken at national conferences of the APLU, the Association International Education Administrators, as well as the British Council Going Global conference. From 2015 to 2017, Brindley was elected the APLU Executive Chair for the Commission on International Initiatives.

During 2016-18 Dr. Brindley continued as Vice President while serving as Interim Dean to the College of Education. Today, he leads USF World and the international student success initiatives for almost 5,000 students from 145 countries and the 2,250 outgoing faculty, staff and students completing academic experiences abroad, while documenting the global footprint of over 1,200 USF faculty who conduct teaching, scholarship and research overseas.


Featured Speaker: Attorney Nayef Mubarak
Mubarak Law

Nayef A. Mubarak is a lifelong resident of Central Florida. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. Prior to enrolling in law school, Mr. Mubarak spent time working as a mutual fund accountant with the Bank of New York. Nayef speaks Arabic, English, and Spanish.

Attorney Mubarak attended Barry University School of Law. Mr. Mubarak served on the law school’s Moot Court Honors Board and participated in the Immigration Clinic, advocating for indigent clients in USCIS and Immigration Court proceedings. Attorney Mubarak was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010. He was a partner at NeJame Law for nearly 6 years. In 2013, Nayef was invited by the White House for a “Strategy  meeting with Arab-American Community leaders” in 2013 to discuss immigration reform.

In August of 2016, Nayef founded Mubarak Law. Nayef’s practice focuses on investor visas, waivers, employment and family-based petitions.  Mr. Mubarak represents many clients with businesses throughout the world, often providing companies with consultations on their company formations, business plans, and treaty compliance.

Nayef is committed to his community and serves as a director for the Arab American Community Center, and the Arab American Citizenship Advisory board for the Orange County Sheriff.  Nayef volunteer’s monthly we these organizations; offering free consultations and citizenship clinics. He has appeared on numerous local and national news outlets as a legal analyst on immigration law. Nayef is also on the board of the Immigration & Naturalization Executive Committee, Orange County Bar Association.