National Meeting 2020

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.

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 U.S. foreign policy, prosperity, and security.


Check out the photo slideshow below highlighting the main events of the 2020 National Meeting, and find videos of plenaries, keynote speakers, and more on our Youtube page.

Event Highlights

Session Materials

Link to Session Slides and Materials

Event Supporters

Special thank you to Awards Limousine Inc. for providing transportation services and a monuments tour for the Emerging Leaders Program.

Additional thanks to the following individuals for their sponsorship of the Luncheon with the Ambassadors: Philip Lauinger, Jr., Kyle Moyer, Sherry Mueller, Ph.D., Anthony Shop.