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2020 National Meeting – Faces of Exchange

From January 22-25, 2020, over 900 attendees from around the U.S. and the world convened at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC to celebrate the “faces” who make exchange programs happen every day: participants and alumni, locally-based hosts and coordinators, government agencies, and more. This year’s theme is Faces of Exchange.


80th Anniversary of Int’l Visitor Leadership Program

The 2020 National Meeting also served as the launch for a year-long campaign by the Office of International Visitors of the U.S. Department of State to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, and its achievements in advancing American foreign policy, prosperity, and security.

2021 National Meeting

Mark your calendars: the 2021 National Meeting will take place March 17-20, 2021 at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, VA.

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The National Meeting is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Global Ties U.S.