Exchange Matters / January 28, 2019

2019 National Meeting

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The 2019 National Meeting took place January 23-26 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park.

Under the theme of “The Exchange Effect: Growing Impact at Home and Abroad,” this multiday event explored the effects exchange programs  on both international exchange participants, as well as the Americans who host them during their visit to the United States.

Speakers and attendees from the U.S. Government, exchange program implementing agencies, and our network of more than 100 member organizations shared and discussed the impact exchange programs leave on individuals and communities—both at home and abroad—in building a more peaceful, prosperous world.


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Special thank you to the Courtyard New York Central Park for providing the door prize of a weekend getaway to New York City (two night stay + tickets to the Stephen Colbert show).


Find presentation slides and other materials from the sessions on the Member Portal (login required).


Also, don’t forget to check out the winners of the Exchanges Photo Contest. Photos were displayed in the atrium throughout the conference.


Check our our YouTube channel playlist for videos of the plenary sessions, including the presentations of the IVLP Alumni Award for Social Innovation and Change and the Citizen Diplomat Award.



Plan ahead for the 2020 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting, happening January 22-25 at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC.


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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.