Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2-4 May 2018

Going Global is a conference for leaders in international education to debate the future of further and higher education.

Going Global is coming to Southeast Asia for the first time in 2018.  The conference will see more than 1,000 delegates from over 80 countries across the higher and further education sectors meet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to examine the impact that internationalisation can have on the global education community.

The conference consists of a series of sessions based around a number of key themes, in the form of panel discussions, keynote plenaries, debates, town hall sessions and poster presentations. The most recent Going Global was held in London in 2017, and conferences have also been held in Hong Kong (2011), Dubai (2012), Miami (2014) and Dubai (2016).

Going Global provides the opportunity for delegates to debate the drivers and motivations for international education, at both national and institutional level. They will consider how strategic approaches at both levels might integrate, and how they might support elements such as research, curriculum development, teaching, the student experience and staff development. The conference also provides great networking opportunities. 

What does Going Global offer?

  • Provides a unique platform for knowledge sharing.
  • Connects local, national, regional and global agendas.
  • Provides a global network for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of international education.
  • Supports evidence led policy decisions deriving from research and regional policy dialogues.
  • Supports global thought leadership. 

Call for proposals

The call for speaker proposals for the 2018 conference is now open.

We welcome challenging perspectives, and are especially interested to hear from thought leaders anticipating and driving future agendas. 

Successful proposals will engage with the conference theme, ‘Global connections, local impact: creating 21st Century skills, knowledge and impact for society-wide good’.

Find out more about how you can get involved. 

More information

Further details about Going Global 2018, including registration links, will be provided closer to the time.

Visit the Going Global conference website for more information about the history, global objectives and past events.

If you are a university or college vice-chancellor, president or principle, an adviser, minister or government representative, journalist or policy and strategy maker, thought leader or influencer, or a professional and trade body working in international education, then we look forward to seeing you there.