National Meeting

About the National Meeting

The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting is the premier gathering of international exchange and public diplomacy professionals and supporters from government agencies, the private-sector, nonprofit organizations, and academia. Held in the Washington, DC-area, the National Meeting brings together participants across three days to gain high-level insights on trends affecting the international exchange and public diplomacy field, engage in in-depth professional development opportunities, and build networks to strengthen our missions focused on citizen engagement in foreign affairs.

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Save the Date

The 2025 National Meeting is February 18-21 at The Westin Downtown in Washington, DC.

Session Proposals

Help us shape session content. Whether you’re interested in building nonprofit management skills, sharing IVLP programming best practices, or something more, we want to hear from you. Submit a session proposal by Monday, June 24. Our team is available to help you brainstorm ideas at  

National Meeting Award Nominations

Each year at the National Meeting, Global Ties U.S. recognizes leaders in citizen diplomacy and international exchange for outstanding work in our field. The National Meeting awards celebrate how and why exchange programs matter to communities in the United States and abroad.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Demonstrate your leadership in public diplomacy and international exchange by partnering with us as a sponsor and/or exhibitor. Learn more here.

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Call for Volunteers

Volunteers support event logistics including registration, setup, and social media. In return, they gain access to sessions, networking opportunities with international exchange leaders, and valuable experience on event management.




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.

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