Convening the Changemakers

IEP Alumni Global Conference

Envoys is proud to support the Harvard Graduate School of Education in hosting the 2020 Virtual Conference for the HGSE International Education Policy Program Alumni on Saturday, October 3rd.


Reconvene with your cohort and other IEP alumni to connect through this virtual experience.

A unique event that upholds the spirit of the IEP program, this alumni conference is designed to host individuals across multiple time zones, with specific bands of programming for participants based in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas,

With expert keynotes, panels, alumni showcasing, and open rooms where you will be able to reconnect with your cohort and build on your network.

Click on the button to the right to complete your registration!

To enable attendees to support Envoys’ organization of this event, the conference follows a ‘pay-what-you-can’ model, with a suggested contribution per participant of $50 USD.

To better forecast and serve the different cohorts, registration before September 1st is greatly appreciated.

Who Should Attend

Alumni from all cohorts of HGSE’s International Education Policy Program

Conference Strands

Conference Sessions will be held concurrently to enable participation across a range of time zones, and will be adjusted based on enrollment from regional cohorts.

The initial timings are:

Los Angeles:
Saturday, October 3rd
2:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 3rd
5:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 3rd
10:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Sunday, October 4th)

Addis Ababa
Saturday, October 3rd
12:00 PM – 3:00 AM (Sunday, October 4th)

New Delhi
Saturday, October 3rd
2:30 PM – 5:30 AM (Sunday, October 4th)

Saturday, October 3rd
5:00 PM – 8:00 AM (Sunday, October 4th)

Saturday, October 3rd
7:00 PM – 10:00 AM (Sunday, October 4th)

The focus of keynotes will be addressing the future of education, both in response to the current pandemic as well as moving forward.

The educational challenges we face may be global, but they have different implications in different regions. Panel sessions with 3 to 4 speakers will provide updates on education in each region, with a heavy focus on Q&A.

There will be a panel for each of the following regions, with timings according to the local timezone:
– Asia-Pacific
– South Asia
– Middle East and North Africa
– Sub-Saharan Africa
– Europe
– North America
– Latin America

These panels will be dedicated to specific domains as they relate to education. Sessions will have between 3 and 4 speakers, with a strong focus on Q&A.

Two panels will be held in each of the following domains:
– Government and Policy
– International Organizations
– NGOs and Non-Profits
– Schools and Universities
– Educational Technology
– Business and Entrepreneurship

HGSE faculty with experience with past IEP cohorts will present their work in the format of short talks. Alumni will have an opportunity to virtually meet and reconnect with these faculty members

Twelve standalone sessions will be led by IEP graduates giving an overview of their work and the challenges they’ve faced to date.

Throughout the conference, we will have open spaces for small-group ad-hoc meetings. This will provide alumni with the chance to reconnect with their cohort and network in a more informal virtual space.