Events, Conferences & Meetings

Past Events

TITLE DATE LOCATION
The AICE Los Angeles Symposium April 3-4, 2019 Los Angeles, CA adobe

AICE Los Angeles Symposium — April 3 – 4, 2019

“The future is digital…are you? Effectively using technology while maintaining credential evaluation standards.”

The 2019 Symposium will take place on April 3-4, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, immediately following AACRAO’s 105th Annual Meeting. This symposium will strive to answer questions, generate discussion, and update the AICE Standards on the topic of using digital documents in the admissions and credential evaluation process.  For questions, comments, and to help in the planning process, please contact Alexander Agafonov at alexander@globelanguage.com or Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert at jasmin@acei-global.org. AICE invites all to attend a reception on the evening of April 3rd prior to the day-long Symposium on April 4th.

 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

For an overview of the schedule, please click here.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

For a description of the modules, please click here.

SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS

For a list of speakers, please click here.

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

Register and take advantage of early bird rates which end on March 1, 2019. Click here to REGISTER  

HOTEL

Reservations:

  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Early bird registration valid until March 4, 2019): Online Reservations
  • If are attending the AACRAO Conference and wish to stay at the hotels offering AACRAO’s conference rates, check AACRAO’s website for additional list of hotels. Cut-off Date for Reservations at AACRAO’s Conference Hotels: Thursday, March 7, 2019. This is a limited block of rooms and availability cannot be guaranteed. Early reservations are recommended.

SPONSORSHIP

If you are interested in sponsoring any portion of the AICE Symposium, please click here.  A list of sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

SPONSORS

AICE would like to thank the following sponsors for the 2019 Symposium:

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)

2019 AICE Symposium Sponsor

The Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI) was incorporated in the State of California in 1994 and is a Charter and Endorsed Member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). ACEI works closely with U.S. colleges and universities, Professional State Licensing Boards, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Immigration Division) and the Human Resource Departments of several U.S. corporations with the evaluation and verification of international educational credentials. ACEI’s professional services are also applicable to institutions of higher education, government agencies and multinational corporations outside the U.S. that require assistance and information on education systems, credentials and evaluation methodology. ACEI is actively involved in the training and professional development of practitioners at institutions of higher education, professional licensing and examining boards, and agencies engaged in recruitment, advising, and placement of international students in the U.S. and around the globe on matters concerning world educational systems, credential evaluation, diploma mills, and detecting document fraud.  (website: www.acei-global.org)

China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) 

2019 Reception Sponsor

China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) is an authoritative institution directly under Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE).  Founded in 1991, CHESICC is specializing in information service and career guidance for students of higher education institutions. Its primary business includes higher education enrollment, students’ record and qualification management and graduates’ employment. CHESICC is the only MOE-authorized institution for the verification of higher education qualification certificates.  (website: https://www.chsi.com.cn/en/)

Foreign Credential Evaluations, Inc. (FCE)

2019 AICE Symposium Sponsor

Foreign Credential Evaluations, Inc. (FCE) evaluates credentials received from educational institutions abroad and compares them to diplomas and degrees from educational institutions in the United States.  Credentials are evaluated for law firms, universities, and employers for visas or for placement in educational institutions. Credentials are also evaluated at the request of individuals for the same purposes. Since 1981 evaluations prepared by FCE have been accepted as authoritative by the U. S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, U. S. and Georgia Departments of Labor, medical facilities, and institutions of higher education in Georgia and other states. FCE maintains membership in state, regional and national professional organizations related to credential evaluations, college admissions, and visas for persons entering the U. S. for professional positions. Extensive bibliographical and internet resources are also kept for these purposes.  (website: www.fceatlanta.net)

iTEP

2019 AICE Symposium Sponsor & Exhibitor

iTEP International is the California-based creator of the International Test of English Proficiency exams, a series of widely recognized English proficiency evaluations created to address the needs of various academic and corporate markets. By providing highly accurate language proficiency tools, iTEP has gained partnerships with top-ranked universities both domestically and abroad, plus several government sponsorships in country-wide projects for Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and India. (website: www.iTEPexam.com)

TAICEP

Friend of AICE

TAICEP is professional association committed to moving the field of international credential evaluation forward, through activities such as research, defining best practices, supporting professional development, and defining and professionalizing the field of international credential evaluation. TAICEP members are individuals, academic institutions, independent agencies and organizations who share a common interest in international credential evaluation, directly or indirectly. Membership in TAICEP offers: the opportunity to take charge of your career;  participation in a professional organization that is dedicated to the unique needs of international credential evaluation professionals;  a forum for networking within this group;  a central place to go to find resources; one-on-one highly specialized expertise across the profession; opportunities to participate in activities that relate directly to this profession. (website: www.taicep.org)

Foreign Credentials Service of America

2019 AICE Symposium Sponsor

Since its founding in 1987, Foreign Credentials Service of America has developed a national reputation for producing evaluations of the highest quality.  Our team of expert evaluators possess a clear understanding of the diverse nature of educational systems across the world.  They are rigorously trained to assess programs and documentation, and generate accurate and credible evaluations.  Furthermore, FCSA subscribes to the principle that EDGE represents the only viable national reference point existing in the U.S. today.  This is based on the fact that EDGE is the only resource backed by the nationally recognized AACRAO organization.  (website: https://foreigncredentials.org)


The AICE Orlando Symposium March 28-29, 2018 Orlando, FL adobe

AICE Orlando Symposium — March 28 – 29, 2018

“Setting the Standards for Evaluating Institutional Recognition and Accreditation”

The 2018 AICE Symposium will take place on March 28-29, 2018 in Orlando, FL, immediately following the AACRAO’s 104th Annual Meeting. This symposium will strive to answer questions, generate discussion, and update the AICE Standards on the topic of institutional accreditation, specifically comparative regional academic accreditation. For questions, comments, and to help in the planning process, please contact Alexander Agafanov alexander@globelanguage.com or Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert jasmin@aice-eval.org. AICE invites all to attend a reception on the evening of March 28th prior to the day-long Symposium on March 29th.

 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

For an overview of the schedule, please click here.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

For a description of the modules, please click here.

SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS

For a list of speakers, please click here.

HOTEL

For hotel accommodations, please click here.

SPONSORSHIP

If you are interested in sponsoring any portion of the AICE Symposium, please click here.

SPONSORS

AICE would like to thank the following sponsors for the 2018 Symposium:

      China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC)  2018 Reception Sponsor China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) is an authoritative institution directly under Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE).  Founded in 1991, CHESICC is specializing in information service and career guidance for students of higher education institutions. Its primary business includes higher education enrollment, students’ record and qualification management and graduates’ employment. CHESICC is the only MOE-authorized institution for the verification of higher education qualification certificates.   SHORELIGHT EDUCATION 2018 Luncheon Sponsor Shorelight Education is reinventing the international education experience for students worldwide. Based in Boston, the company partners with top-ranked, nonprofit U.S. universities to build innovative degree programs and services that are both high-touch and technology-driven to help talented students succeed on campus and become globally minded alumni. iTEP 2018 Sponsor iTEP International is the California-based creator of the International Test of English Proficiency exams, a series of widely recognized English proficiency evaluations created to address the needs of various academic and corporate markets. By providing highly accurate language proficiency tools, iTEP has gained partnerships with top-ranked universities both domestically and abroad, plus several government sponsorships in country-wide projects for Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and India.

www.iTEPexam.com


The AICE Minneapolis Symposium April 5-6, 2017 Minneapolis, MN adobe

AICE Minneapolis Symposium — April 5 – 6, 2017 “Setting the Standard for Graduate Admissions: Three-year Degrees and Other Admissions Challenges” AICE cordially invites you to participate and contribute to discussion about international credentials evaluation best practices for graduate admissions. Please join us for a relaxing evening prior to the Symposium, followed by a day filled with relevant, compelling presentations and conversation around the need for consistency in our industry. The AICE Minneapolis Symposium will benefit you by increasing your knowledge of sound evaluation practices, connecting you with others in the industry with whom you can discuss evaluation questions and problems, offering you access to an ongoing forum in which to compare and analyze educational credentials, and increasing your confidence in the reliability of credential evaluation reports which you produce and which you receive from others. Many thanks to Shorelight Education for being a generous sponsor of the AICE Symposium Luncheon on April 6th! Information on the Symposium topics is available here. Register for the Symposium by clicking here. Hotel Information is available here. For Sponsorship Opportunities, please click here.


Credentials Fraud and Diploma Mills: July 2016 Edition (Webinar) July 7, 2016 Webinar

In this webinar, we will define important concepts, discuss suggested methodology along with real-world samples and case studies to provide an understanding of the credentials fraud issue and a basic road map of what to do about it. Additionally, we will share existing resources and tools for identifying and tracking mills, including an evolving master list of fraudulent and substandard institutions.


Solve your International Credential Problems, Any time – A free introduction to GRADE (Webinar) June 9, 2016 Webinar

This FREE webinar presented by Drew Feder, President of Credential Consultants, Inc. (CC) will showcase the best practices, expertise, research and support services available through GRADE, an easily accessible online resources for international credentials analysis. ACEI is a collaborating partner with Credential Consultants, Inc. on the GRADE project. For more information, please contact: ymoreno@acei-global.org


Analysis and Discussion: How Translation May Impact Credentials Evaluation (NAFSA Session) June 2, 2016 Denver, CO

Analysis and Discussion: How Translation May Impact Credentials Evaluation – this session will be presented at the 2016 NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver, CO by Drew Feder and Barbara Glave. The session will be on June 2, 2016 from 2:00 PM-3:15 PM.


AICE Coffee Meeting at NAFSA Denver June 2, 2016 Denver, CO

We would like to cordially invite everyone working in credential evaluation attending NAFSA to meet for an informal tea/coffee break. Location: Blue Bear Café in the Convention Center Time: Thursday, June 2nd, 2:30pm – 3pm. Several members of AICE will be available to share how the organization is actively working on setting the standards for the profession (http://aice-eval.org/about/standards/). We will also be sharing more information about the 2017 AICE Symposium, a one-of-a kind professional development opportunity for credential evaluation professionals, and how to get involved in the AICE Forum, a monthly discussion of credential evaluation issues hosted by AICE.


Fighting Back Against Misconduct in the Academic Space (NAFSA Session) June 1, 2016 Denver, CO

Fighting Back Against Misconduct in the Academic Space – this session will be presented at the 2016 NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver, CO by Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, Jonathan Burdick (Dean of College Admission, Vice-Provost for Enrollment Initiatives, University of Rochester, NY) and Michelle “Shell” Hampton, Director (Global Client Relations, TOEFL & GRE Client Relations, TOELF & GRE Programs, ETS). The session will be on June 1, 2016 from 11:45 AM-12:45 PM.


Diploma Mills and Fake Degrees: A Domestic and Global Threat (NAFSA Session) June 1, 2016 Denver, CO

Diploma Mills and Fake Degrees: A Domestic and Global Threat – this session will be presented at the 2016 NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver, CO by Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert and Drew Feder. The session will be on June 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM-11:15 AM.


Benchmarks for Undergraduate Admissions (Webinar) May 24, 2016 Webinar

This FREE webinar presentation is great for anyone in the field of education working with international students. Our expert presenters and Endorsed Members, Beth Cotter, Foreign Credential Evaluations and Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, will provide you with the benchmarks for international studies to the U.S. standard and strategies that you can use now to clearly identify the correct levels of education. To register, please use the following webpage: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EC55DE84814A39


Credential Forum: For Endorsed & Affiliate Members May 19, 2016 Conference Call

May 19, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT. A monthly discussion group hosted by the Association of International Credential Evaluators, a non-profit professional association that helps set standards and best practices for international credentials evaluation. Credential Forum is open to Endorsed and Affiliate Members of the Association. Please contact AICE if you are interested in attending.


The AICE Phoenix Symposium March 23-24, 2016 Phoenix, AZ

AICE cordially invites you to collaborate with other evaluators as we discuss the need for standards in our industry. Please join us for a relaxing evening prior to the Symposium, followed by a day filled with relevant, compelling presentations and conversation around the need for consistency in our industry. The AICE Phoenix Symposium will benefit you by increasing your knowledge of sound evaluation practices, connecting you with others in the industry with whom you can discuss evaluation questions and problems, offering you access to an ongoing forum in which to compare and analyze educational credentials, and increasing your confidence in the reliability of credential evaluation reports which you produce and which you receive from others.