Conference Details

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 9:30AM-3:30PM

Location: University at Albany, SUNY – Science Library

Theme: What’s your global edge? Find it. Sharpen it. Live it.

Prizes: When you register, you’ll have the chance to enter our study abroad photo/reflection contest (see details below and on registration page) where you could win one of several exciting prizes. All students who register AND actually attend the conference will be entered to win a flight voucher applicable to travel anywhere in the world!


In an effort to make it possible for anyone and everyone to attend the Capital Region’s very first study abroad returnee conference, registration is free for all study abroad returnees and their advisors. That’s right, we are charging you ZERO dollars, and we’ll even feed you!

Directions & Parking

Located at the intersection of several major highways, UAlbany is easily accessible from nearly every corner of the northeastern United States. Check out this map and parking guide for complete directions: Conference Directions and Free Parking Map

Ample, free parking is available to conference attendees immediately adjacent to (east of) the Science Library, our conference home base. You may park in the Red Lot, which is conveniently located next to UAlbany Parking Management.

Get lost easily? Don’t worry, there will be conference signage posted around the UAlbany campus and volunteers to guide you.

Who will you meet?

You will learn from and network with experts in a variety of fields, such as business, teach abroad, non-profit management, personal branding, international education, etc. Stay tuned for updates…

We expect to have study abroad returnees attend from all over the Greater Capital Region and beyond. You might even have the opportunity to connect with your peers from as far away as Williams College and West Point. As you know, the shared study abroad experience brings together people of all different backgrounds. We will most definitely have a fun and informative day!

Who are the organizers?

The EVOLVE Conference is a collaborative and combined effort of the study abroad/international programs offices of UAlbany, Union College, Siena College, SUNY Cobleskill, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, and Skidmore College. Though we may be a few years older than you, our conference committee is full of study abroad returnees/nerds!