Annual Conference

AIRC 9th Annual Conference
A New Outlook on Global Student Mobility: Recruiting in Changing Times 

December 6 - 9, 2017
Bonaventure Resort
Weston, Florida

Join 375+ representatives from institutions, agencies, and related organizations in discussing market trends and analysis, cutting-edge technology, strategically-based international student recruitment processes and solutions and policy.

NEW - View the Conference Program Here (as of Nov 1, 2017)

Intensive Pre-Conference Workshops are available. Workshops are held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

All-day Workshop: 
Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Recruitment Strategy   $225 (lunch included)
      Inform your recruiting plans with a strategy, from staffing and budgets to arm-chair and on-the-ground recruiting. Read more.
Half-Day Workshop (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.): Creative Budgeting to Maximize ROI,  $175
      Learn how to maximize your budget and demonstrate ROI. - Measuring Return on Investment (ROI) shares sides of a coin with International Enrollment Management (IEM). This workshop explores approaches to recruitment budgeting that capitalize upon ROI data in restrictive pecuniary environments. Read more.

Half-Day Workshop (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.): Developing Intercultural Communication Skills for a Successful Agency-Institution Relationship, $175   - Develop your intercultural communication skills to succeed in nurturing relationships between institutions and agencies through this highly practical workshop involving real life case studies, simulations, and exercises.  Read more.

Who attends?
  • AIRC members (Certified agencies, institutions, pathway programs & partners, affiliated institutions, associated organizations)
  • Sponsors (contact Mike Finnell at to learn about sponsorship opportunities)
  • Representatives of non-member accredited academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies
If your organization is not within one of the above categories you may not be eligible to attend the conference. Please contact AIRC at 1 240 547 6400 or AIRC reserves the right to decline registrations that do not fall within eligibilty rules.
2017 Conference Registration Fees

Registration Rates (Registration Open until 11/27/17)*
    •  AIRC Institutional, Pathway and Affiliate Members    $ 625
    •  AIRC Certified Agencies and Approved Applicants    $ 525
    •  Non-Members     $ 875 
Optional workshops take place on Wednesday, December 6 throughout the day.
The Conference begins at an all-member meeting on Wednesday, December 6 at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Opening Reception.
The Conference concludes on Saturday at noon. View the schedule here.

The conference rate includes all plenaries, sessions (pre-conference workshops are separate), exhibits, continental breakfasts Thursday, Friday and Saturday, lunches on Thursday and Friday, and evening receptions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Note: All Registration fees are per attendee.

Registration Instructions:

If you are an AIRC member, you will need to login to register. If you have forgotten your credentials, please click "forgot your credentials" in the top-right corner of this webpage.

Non-members, click here to set up an AIRC non-member account and then go to the conference registration and proceed to register for the conference.  



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Hotel Information 

Reserve your room at the conference hotel: The Bonaventure Resort
Book your hotel room for the event at special rates, available here on an exclusive basis ($199/night). 

Your guestroom rate includes:
Standard high speed internet in the guest rooms | Daily self-parking ($14 fee for overnight parking) | 24-hour access to our full service Fitness Studio | Unlimited local and toll-free calls | Learn More

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation notices must be received in writing via email: Catherine.marte[at]
Conference registration cancellations received on or before November 20, 2017, are eligible for a refund. No refunds will be issued for requests received after November 20, 2017.
Cancellation of pre-conference workshops will be refunded in full if requests are received on or before November 20, 2017. No refunds will be issued for requests received after November 20, 2017.

*By submitting a registration, you agree that AIRC may photograph or videotape you, and AIRC may use those photographs or video footage for its marketing purposes. You release AIRC from any claim or liability related to that use, and waive all claims for yourself, your heirs and assignees against the individual staff persons and the American International Recruitment Council.
Registration Now Open for 2017 Conference

2017 Conference Program