2019 African Union Higher Education Summit

Join Us March 13 - 15, 2019 in Washington D.C

 Join more than 200 university representatives and industry leaders at the First Ever African Higher Education Summit on March 13 – 15, 2019 that we are co-hosting with the African Union.  The summit has been designed to bring together American and African Universities in an effort to secure partnerships, communication and increase the overall success of every academic institution involved.   

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Co-Hosted by CULTIVA and the African Union


The 2019 African Union Higher Education Summit will sell out so Register Today!

Our summit specialists from the public and private sector will share their expertise on subjects such as the following:


· Developing and Robust international student support system

· Joint Research Opportunities

· Advanced Academic Opportunities

· Building Productive Partnerships

· Exchange and 2+2 Partnerships


Join us at the event that will bring together African and US Universities seeking foreign exchange and joint degree partnerships in addition to joint research opportunities. 

African Union Higher Education Summit Reception March 13th 5pm to 9pm

Draft Agenda Available




• 9 – 9:15 AM  Welcome, Her Excellency, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao

• 9:15 -9:30 AM Intent & Purpose – James M. Gordon, CEO, CULTIVA

• 9:30 – 10:30 AM Plenary session 

Creating Successful International Partnerships - Monte Claire University

• 10:30 -11:00AM BREAK

• 11:00-12:00 AM Workshop I

• Current US Africa Policy on Education - Panel

• Radford University- International Partnerships case study

• 12:00PM – 1:00PM  LUNCH 

• 1:15-2:15 PM Plenary Session 

Financing US African University Partnerships

•  2:30 – 3:30 PM Workshop II 

• Adapting to Student Needs Panel 

• 3:30 - 4:00 PM   BREAK

• 4:00 – 5:00PM Plenary Session

Success with Public Private Partnerships 

• 5:00 – 5:30 Networking Sponsored event

Friday, MARCH 15, 2019

• 9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome - William E. "Kip" Ward, is a former United States Army four-star general who previously served as Commander, U.S. Africa Command

• 9:15 - 10:15 AM Plenary Session 

Career Based Education

• 10:30-11:30 AM Workshop IV

• Exchange and 2+2 partnerships – John Bowman, Ph.D. CULTIVA

• The value of Internships in Higher Ed – Marshall Bailey, President of Leaderships Initiative

• 11:30 – 12:00 Closing Ceremony 

• 1:00-5:30 PM Strategic Visits

• Capitol Hill – meet and greet with Members of Congress

• US Departments of State & Education / State Dept

• Library of Congress

 So, why attend AU Higher Ed Summit?

Collaborate with Universities:   Stimulate academic exchange programs, joint research and international collaboration  

Build Your Network: With over 200 attendees from every role and institutions of all shapes and sizes, Higher Ed Summit offers unparalleled networking opportunities.

Get Inspired: Out-of-the-box thinking and amazing ideas are everywhere at the Summit, like in our Workshops series and Keynote presentations featuring thought leaders.

See What’s Next: Get an exclusive look at next-generation technology from our exhibitors and partners.

Register for AU Higher Ed Summit

There’s something for everyone at the AU Higher Ed Summit


  • All roles and functions: If you’re an International Director or Provost looking to discuss the finer points of University collaborations, African based partnerships, and capital financing for joint research we’ve got you covered. For managers and directors in Recruiting and Admissions, Student Success, Advancement, and other areas, there are amazing opportunities to learn and share best practices. For Presidents, Provosts, CIOs, Deans, and other university leaders, the AU Higher Ed Summit offers executive strategy and thought leadership sessions.
  • All types of institutions: Two-year and four-year, public and private, US and international, small colleges and large universities — institutions of all shapes and sizes attend the AU Higher Ed Summit.

So let’s come together and develop sustainable partnerships for US, African, and other International Universities. 

Register today!

Exhibit at the Summit


We offer a variety of stands options to suit your requirements and budget. 

From large island stands with the wow factor to small pre-built shells schemes to get your brand out there.

Download the Exhibitor and Sponsorship package to learn review available options or Purchase Now.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the AU Higher Ed Summit, please get in touch, we’d love for you to get involved. We’ve plenty of exciting opportunities, whatever your budget that will put your company name firmly in the spotlight. Of course, sponsoring the AU Higher Ed Summit will connect your brand with some of the most influential names in the education industry. So this is the perfect opportunity to be part of something your potential clients really value. Join us at AU Higher Ed Summit and let your brand be part of an industry-leading experience. 

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