Help set a worldwide agenda for global competence at this first-of-a-kind gathering of stakeholders across sectors—educators, policymakers, business leaders, social entrepreneurs and NGOs.

Learn, collaborate and debate at pre-event workshops, keynote, panel discussions and inspiring Idea Dates—dynamic results-oriented small group collaborations.

Five plenary sessions to make global competence an international priority

What does it really take to “learn to live together” in a just and peaceful world? AFS Intercultural Programs, in partnership with leading global education advocates, is convening a first-of-its-kind conference to make global competence an international priority.

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Network with influencers

Enjoy a unique opportunity to meet local educators and community leaders dedicated to intercultural learning for an “insider’s take” on Budapest and the Hungarian educational scene in addition to a very special invitation to a home-cooked meal.

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Meet global competences advocates

The AFS Global Conference will provide the first-of-its-kind opportunity for real alignment and cooperation among all sectors who have a stake in developing global competence, whether in classrooms, lecture halls, study abroad programs, non-formal training environments or beyond.


Explore strategies for your ideas

Two and a half days of pre-event workshops, keynote addresses, panel discussions, roundtable conversations and presentations will be complemented by networking opportunities and an inspiring expo of best practices.


Honor innovative global citizens

Witness the launch of the AFS Global Awards which will recognize extraordinary individuals and organizations from around the world who are working to advance active global citizenship, the globalization of schools and institutions, and expanding access to intercultural education.

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