2013 CGE Annual Meeting

Over 120 friends and colleauges came together September 18-20, 2013, for CGE’s 2013 Annual Meeting at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Participants engaged in a time of listening and sharing with key global speakers and planning toward the advancement of quality education with a caring heart throughout CGE’s global networks.

Keynote speakers at the 2013 meeting included Dr. Gerald Pillay, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University and Dr. Samuel Ling, President from MIT and the College of Liberal Arts in Yangon, Myanmar, as well as guests from Greece, Russia, Mongolia, China, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday September 18

CGE Special Event: Global Cities Forum - 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Registration 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Executive Committee Dinner and Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Welcome 7:00 - 8:00 PM Greeting by Samford's President, introduction of speakers and events, and CGE networking

Thursday September 19

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:15 - 9:00 AM

First Plenary Session 9:00 – 11:55 AM

Lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM

Second Plenary Session and Roundtable and Workshops 1:00 - 4:15 PM

CGE Business meeting 4:15 – 5:00 PM

Banquet 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Friday September 20

Continental Breakfast  8:15 - 8:45 AM

Workshop  8:30 - 9:30 AM

First Plenary Session  9:30 – 12:00  

Adjourn  Noon

A pre-meeting forum took place on Wed. afternoon, September 18, for colleagues interested in CGE's Global Cities Study Abroad opportunities. Representatives from CAPA Global Cities and CGE strategic cities gave detailed information for recruiting students, creating safe and meaningful programs, and adding value for students in each location.  This forum was held from 2:00 - 4:30 PM on the beautiful site, overlooking Samford's campus, at the President's home of Andy and Jeanna Westmoreland.

Guests were able to come and reconnect with all of CGE's overseas partners and hear about the 2013-2014 international events, programs, and projects. Participants were also able to join in on the special 200th anniversary celebration of Adoniram Judson's arrival to Burma.

Workshops included: An Educator's Voice - the Global Digital Approach;  Myanmar - a Key Global Hotspot; Christian Studies - Engaging Overseas;  A Global Reach for Special Needs Education in the Middle East; CGE - Engaging Graduates for Overseas Positions; ESL Going and Growing; and Global Cities - Why Critical Now?; New Work Integrated with ASEAN in Cambodia and Thailand; and China - Explore new locations and Expand your base.

Follow the links for a information about Samford's beautiful campus, significant sites, and lively metropolitan area!