What is the CAIE ?

The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) is the continental forum, par excellence, that brings together the key decision-makers involved in the internationalization of higher education in the Americas to strengthen contacts, exchange experiences and prepare the future of academic cooperation in the region.

CAIE is organized every two years in partnership with higher education institutions and regional, national and international organizations and offers a platform to promote good practices, analyze challenges and share emerging trends in international education in the Americas.

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CAIE was consolidated after four successful editions: Ecuador-2015Mexico-2013Brazil-2012, and Canada-2010.  Building on the experience of previous years, the conference’s fifth edition, CAIE Canada-2017, was based on the following objectives:

  • Provide an Inter-American space to share paradigms, models and best practices related to issues concerning international education/internationalization that contributes to the quality and innovation of higher education at national, regional and international levels
  • Foster an Inter-American space for dialogue and exchange that encourages the development of networks and promotes new opportunities for strategic alliances as well as enhances partnerships at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels
  • Contribute to raising awareness among key stakeholders involved in higher education concerning current topics of regional interest related to international education/internationalization
  • Provide an Inter-American space to discuss policies, approaches, perspectives, trends and challenges affecting higher education across the Americas from a North-South and South-South perspective
  • Participate in the definition of guidelines and recommendations concerning the internationalization of higher education aimed at international organizations and national, regional and international forums
  • Provide a venue where the international community can meet with a broad inter-American constituency on a consistent schedule in alternating locations across the Americas, timed to the extent possible in cooperation with other conferences or meetings for national and regional organizations

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The dynamic inter-American community that has built the foundations of this innovative initiative is comprised of Government leaders, university presidents and other senior administrative faculty, academics and researchers, directors of international relations and university organizations at national, regional, inter-American and international levels, totaling:

  • 4 570 Participants
  • 30 Member Associations of CAIE
  • 1 049 Speakers
  • 286 Academic Activities
  • 1 664 Institutions and organizations per edition
  • 57 Countries
  • 5 Continents

Logo CAEI - Distintivo_Policromia_Curvas_FinalCAIE image

Key element of brand identification, the logo offers an understanding of the evolution and the one that lies ahead of us.  Synonymous with excellence and promise of innovation, our image has undergone a transformation. The structure of our new logo conveys the mission and values that CAIE has upheld.

CAIE positions itself as a unique forum bringing together key players in higher education from all regions of the Americas. This image is conveyed by the abstract representation of the continent. The whirlwind is reminiscent of the dynamism and constant movement that characterize the internationalization of higher education.

The color ORANGE conveys a sense of movement and highlights the energy with which CAIE has triggered innovation and creativity in each of its editions.

The color RED, symbol of dynamism and action, gives strength and anchors the signature while linking the image with the brand. Further, red is the color used to represent the Americas in international events.

This new image is therefore a reflection of CAIE’s opening to a world “without borders”, like its founders intended.