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.


Proposal are now being accepted for the 2019 TAIE Annual Conference. This is an excellent way for both seasoned and newer members of TAIE to share knowledge as well as network and collaborate at the state level with other international educators. Session proposals are accepted on a variety of international education topics (ISS, EA, Admissions, ESL, etc.) and will be reviewed by the TAIE Leadership Team and volunteers.

Deadline to submit a proposal is February 1, 2019. Presenters will be notified of approved sessions by February 8, 2019.


Early-bird registration deadline - February 15, 2019

Additional details and registration link coming soon.


Thursday, March 21 - Pre-Conference Workshops & Evening Reception

Friday, March 22 - Conference Sessions

Additional details coming soon.


Coming soon.

The 2018 TAIE Annual Conference will be held March 8-9, 2018, at Ezell Center - Lipscomb University, in Nashville.

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Lipscomb University – Nashville, TN

Thursday, March 8, 2018

·         7:30am-12:00pm Registration

·         7:30am-8:00pm Light Breakfast

·         8:00am-6:00pmF-1 Intermediate Workshop

·         5:30pm-7:30pm: Reception - Black Abby Brewing

Friday, March 9, 2018

·         8:00am: Registration

·         8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast

·         9:00am-9:55am: Session Block #1

Work permission programs under F and J statuses

Government Agency Alphabet Soup

·         10:00am-10:55am: Session Block #2

Freedom to Reshape: Immigration in the Age of Trump

Advisor Blind Spot: Failure to educate/equip students for tax compliance is risky business. 

·         11:00am-11:30am: Study Tennessee Meeting

·         11:30am-12:40pm: Lunch and State Meeting

·         12:45pm-1:40pm: Session Block #3

Short-term Program, Long term effect: LGBTQ Short-Term Programs Abroad

SEVP Update - Heather Young - SEVP Field Representative

·         1:45pm-2:40pm: Session Block #4

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: A roadmap to prioritizing support services for international students. 

Best Practices for Working with Agents and Breaking Myths

·         2:40pm-3:00pm: Coffee Break

·         3:00pm-3:55pm: Session Block #5

"Have you 'Anchored Down?'": Supporting First-Year Undergraduate International Students at Vanderbilt through Individual Advising and Coaching

Study Tennessee Meeting: Study Tennessee will continue its momentum with a meeting and updates presented by the leadership team. 

Click for the TAIE Annual Conference Registration Form

  • Early Registration deadline was Friday, February 9, 2018.

  • Walk-in Registration: 7:30am-12pm 3/8/2108 & 8:00am 3/9/2018

  • Ezell Center near room 301 & 363

Conference - March 9th, 2018

Send your Conference Registration Form and payment (checks can made payable to "TAIE" or payment can be submitted online above) to:
Grace Chee
Vanderbilt University-ISSS             
PMB 401568,  2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235, USA
Ph: (615) 875-8870

*Online payment option also included on the registration form. Please also be sure to send in the conference registration form if you submit an online payment.  

Pre-Conference Workshops: TAIE will offer two concurrent pre-conference workshops this year: F-1 Advising: Intermediate and F-1 Advising: Secondary Schools. 

Workshop - March 8th, 2018


Suggested Hotel Accommodations:

Hampton Inn & Suites - Green Hills

2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville, TN 37215

∙ Ask for the Lipscomb Rate

∙ To book call (615) 777-0001

∙ Visit online: Hampton Inn & Suites


Scarritt Bennett Center

1027 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

∙ To book call (615) 340-7500

∙ Visit online: Scarritt Bennett Center