March 21, 2024

Chris de Hoyos

HACU announces agenda, workshops for 14th International Conference in Salamanca, Spain

The Hispanic Association and Colleges and Universities will host its 14th International Conference “Innovation and Technology for an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce,” on June 3-5, 2024, at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.

The International Conference will begin with an Opening Ceremony held on June 3. Plenary sessions during the Conference will focus on “International Higher Education: A Driver for Innovation and Workforce Diversity,” “Generative AI: Opportunities and Threats for Global Higher Education,” and “Forging a Common Policy Agenda for Pan-Hispanic International Education.”

Twenty-four concurrent workshops under the conference theme will be offered. Simultaneous translation (English/Spanish and Spanish/English) will be provided during the sessions and plenary/lunch events. For an online agenda, click here.

Day one concurrent sessions:

  • Clinical Communication in Spanish in Hispanic Serving Medical Schools
  • Internationalization at Home and Summer Schools: A Winning Combination
  • The University at Albany in Valencia: Innovation, Excellence and Diversity
  • USDA Initiatives that Strengthen the Agricultural Workforce Nationally and Abroad
  • Strengthening Global Connections: A Successful COIL Collaboration UNIBE and Alamo Colleges District
  • Cultivando la Inteligencia Cultural para Éxito Global
  • How to Engage in COIL-an International Collaborative Pedagogy Using Technology
  • Analyzing Hispanophobia with Linguistic Tools
  • Enabling Bilingual Data Science Education and Workforce Development Globally
  • USA Community Colleges and Promoting Equity, Workforce, Academics, and Internationalization
  • Connecting Engineering for The Americas (CETA) with the World

Day two concurrent sessions:

  • HACU Spanish Learning Training Platform
  • CAMINOS: Proyecto de Actualización Pedagógica del Profesorado Bilingüe en California
  • Un Enfoque Bottom-up para la Iinternacionalización del Currículo: El Caso de la Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Diversifying Health Professions Pipelines by Closing the Educational Equity Gap
  • Combating Global Challenges: How to Work with USAID
  • Assessing Financial Literacy at Universities in Mexico and United States
  • Strategies to Grow Research Through Diverse and Inclusive Collaborations
  • Universidad Digital. Proceso de Transformación Holística

Day three concurrent sessions:

  • Engage, Empower, Path to Equal Access
  • Innovative Models of Public-Private Cooperation
  • Enseñanza Asistida con Simulación en Salud: Equilibrando Técnica y Tecnología
  • Alamo Colleges and Digital Badges: Revolutionizing Global Education
  • Cultivating a Climate-Ready Blue Economy Workforce: A Collaborative Approach
  • Enhancing Academic Engagement with Customized GPTs as Virtual Teaching Assistants

A Student Track, offered in conjunction with the conference, will include panel discussions and informative workshops related to study abroad and other international education programs. Students will also visit several local universities to see first-hand their academic programs and network with local students attending universities in Spain to exchange ideas and build their professional network. For an online agenda click here.

May 20 is the final deadline to reserve an exhibit table. Information on registration, hotel, advertising, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities is available online.

HACU’s 14th International Conference is made possible thanks to support from title sponsor, the University of Salamanca, and many other local and regional universities, corporations, and community organizations.