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Global Experiences Conference: Bringing the World to Rocky Top

The 2018 Global Experiences Conference is a free event open to all members of the UT community with an interest in international and intercultural experiences.

During UT’s International Education Week, on Wednesday, November 14th, the Global Experiences Conference is Bringing the World to Rocky Top through peer-to-peer sharing of first-hand international experiences and advice. The conference will feature a poster session, presentations, and an international dinner with keynote speaker, UT alumnus, international enthusiast, musician and WUOT staff member, Todd Steed.

Register now at to let us know you plan to attend!

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The conference will take place from 3:00pm-7:30pm in the UT Panhellenic Building at 1531 Cumberland Avenue. Attendees and presenters are encouraged to participate in as much of the conference as possible. However, attendees may join the conference at any point that is convenient for them. The schedule for the conference is below.

  • personal international experiences and advice on particular locations or types of experiences
  • benefits and making the most of an international experience
  • challenges and lessons learned
  • opportunities for future experiences and advice on working, volunteering, interning abroad
  • and much more


3:00pm—3:30pm: Check-in, Poster Session

3:40pm—4:10pm: Presentation Session 1 (attendee’s choice of 3-4 presentations)

4:15pm—4:45pm: Presentation Session 2 (attendee’s choice of 3-4 presentations)

4:45pm—5:10pm: Break: Coffee/Tea/Snacks, Networking and International Opportunites Browse Session

5:15pm--6:00pm: Presentation Session 3 (attendee's choice of 3-4 presentations)

6:00pm—7:15pm: International Dinner and Keynote Speaker

7:15pm—7:30pm: Closing, Raffle and Poster/Presentation Awards

If you are a faculty, staff or UT community member please register to attend the conference at

Have international experience you want to share? Submissions for presentations and posters are now open at Submissions are due October 15th. Details about submissions and a sample submission can be found on the form link.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3:00pm to 7:30pm

Panhellenic Building
1531 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences


Student Success


Current Students, Faculty & Staff





Free (registration needed)

Center for Global Engagement


Contact Name

Heather Grigsby

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