The Global Ties U.S National Meeting will take place virtually from March 22 to 26, bringing together over 1,000 U.S. private- and public-sector leaders who partner with the Department of State to implement international exchange programs in communities across the United States. Participants will hear from Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken during the closing plenary session as well as from U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, who will provide remarks during the Global Fight Against Climate Change and Environmental Degradation plenary session.
This event provides a forum for non-profit organizations, advocates, and leaders in the international exchange field to gain high-level insights on trends affecting exchange programs. Attendees will include representatives from members of the Global Ties U.S. network, including private-sector partners and U.S. Department of State staff who implement the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
While the National Meeting will be conducted online this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event will still be a unique opportunity to reflect and connect with IVLP implementing partners and colleagues and celebrate the 60 year anniversary of Global Ties U.S.
For more information about the Global Ties U.S. National Meeting and to find opportunities to share virtually, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @GlobalTiesUS. For more information on the IVLP, visit their website and follow them at @StateIVLP.