QS AMERICAS 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition
A New Beginning: The next decade of higher education in the Americas
1-2 September 2021
The deadline to submit your proposal is 30 June 2021
Proposals will be evaluated on how well they fit within the theme and applicants will be informed about the outcome of the evaluation by mid of July
After decades of prestige in some universities and continue advancement in the provision of education and research in others, alongside growing numbers of domestic and international students, countries throughout North, Central, and South America have positioned themselves as destinations of choice. In the face of challenges such as lowering student numbers and attainment, the Americas needs to find innovative solutions and collaborative partnerships to maintain its position and continue building.
The inaugural QS Americas event unpacks how the 2020s could become the decade of higher education through the region. The two-day event will feature keynotes, debates, panel discussions, and case studies and will offer several opportunities to network with the international higher education community and build strategic partnerships.
Tracks and Topics
The Americas faces a diverse range of opportunities and challenges which differ not only between countries, but also within. International and domestic numbers and attainment, disproportionate access to education, varying levels of international and interstate awareness, migratory incentives, and funding to research and teaching are just some areas in which some providers have advantages and others face setbacks.
With competing goals and tests, how does strategic planning differ from a country-to- country viewpoint, through to a county-to-county? Where do strategic priorities align between providers throughout the Americas and how can they establishing partnerships? Where are the opportunities to work collectively towards changing government policy for visas, funding, research, and teaching? Can universities better engage with the community?
Universities within the Americas navigate overlapping research priorities favouring both internationalisation and localised benefit, while counties’ higher education systems also seek to find a balance between public and private providers which have their own institutional priorities.
How do universities in the Americas seek out their research focusses? Which areas have the most opportunities, and how do those opportunities come up against other concerns, such as community engagement, and national and international inducements? What approaches to research and innovation should be prioritised the short-term, and how can it be supported over the next decade?
Submissions by non-academic institutions
Kindly note that there has been a revision in our submission policies. If a non-academic institution would like to present a paper at our conferences, please send in your enquiry to email@example.com and we will forward this to our conference chair for their consideration.
*Do note that there will be presenter fee applicable for non-academic institution.
Multiple submissions by academic institutions
All proposers of the said event are to abide to the following
Each approved presenter will only be scheduled to a single presentation slot in the program
Each institution is allowed up to three approved presentation slots, of which are to contain three different presenters.
The above policy has been put in place to ensure the delivery of a varied informative and well-tailored presentations by diverse prominent presenters of the global higher education sector.