The Inter-American Award was first presented by CAIE in 2012. Since that moment, it has held a symbolic importance for the Conference, its member organizations, and the inter-American community of Higher Education.
The objective of this prestigious award is to celebrate achievements made by renowned individuals from this sector that have proven themselves through their support of Higher Education, through their involvement in international activities in an American context, and through their contribution to building cultural links between different nations of the Americas. This distinction also pays tribute to the work done by these individuals to improve the wellbeing and lifestyles of the peoples of the Americas.
The CAEI wishes to bestow this award biennially, in each edition of the Conference, and seeks to maintain a geographical diversification among the winners in order to encourage different nations from the Americas to participate.