The 2019 TAIE Annual Conference will be held March 21-22, 2019 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Join peers from across the state to share and learn about current issues, trends, and best practices in the field of international education.


Conference registration may be completed online through the form linked below. Online or check payments are accepted. Please see registration form for additional details.

$100 Early-bird registration deadline - March 1, 2019 $120 Regular registration



8:00am-6:00pm — Pre-Conference Workshop

F-1 Student Advising for Beginners (all day workshop, 8am-6pm)

Description: The workshop offers new advisers a key foundation for understanding the compliance role of the DSO. Participants will benefit from a solid combination of specific knowledge that can be applied to common scenarios as well as understanding how and where to find the regulations for further reading and research. The workshop materials serve as current resources for referral when the DSO is back in the office confronting the daily tasks of advising F-1 students. The fee to attend is $190 and includes all materials.

This workshop is designed for F-1 student advisers with less than one year experience; others who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of the DSO role.

6:30pm — Evening Reception at Schulz Bräu Brewing Company


All events take place in the UT International House unless otherwise noted.

8:00am-9:00am — Breakfast and Registration (Frieson Black Cultural Center)

9:00am-9:55am — Session Block 1

  • SEVP Update - Presenter: Heather Young

  • Reviving Exchange Programs in the 21st Century - Presenters: Annastasia Williams and Brittany Coats

10:00am-10:55am — Session Block 2

  • Continuity from Admissions through Freshman Year: Supporting and Engaging International Students - Presenters: Tim Neil and Sarah Marhevsky

  • Unpack Your Global Gov Suitcase - Presenters: Marissa Chandler and Paige Williams

11:00am-11:55aa — Session Block 3

  • Unlawful Presence Policy in the University Setting - Presenters: Adam Cohen and Annette Burris

  • Creating a Story: Education Abroad - Presenter: Karen Richters

  • Beyond Traditional International Student Orientation: Comprehensive Acculturation Support at the Lipscomb University International Study Center - Presenter: Dana Daniele

12:00pm-1:30pm — Lunch / State Meeting / Study TN Update (Frieson Black Cultural Center)

1:40pm-2:35pm — Session Block 4

  • Developing an Email Communications Plan to Recruit International Students - Presenters: Wini Puglielli and Todd Beard

  • Alumni Engagement is a Two Way Street - Presenter: Laura Higgs

2:35pm-2:50pm — Coffee Break

2:50pm-3:45pm — Session Block 5

  • Live the Language: Embedding Experiential Learning in an ESL Curriculum - Presenters: Delie Bullock and Brandi Coley

  • Wanted: Bridge Builders - Presenter: Lisa Gaddy


Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University 1706 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916 Book by February 28 for discounted rate!

Book online or book by phone, 865-437-5500 and use code UTCIE


Proposals are no longer being accepted at this time.