Annual Conference 2018


October 4-6, 2018
Cranberry Township, PA

More details will be posted soon.


Annual Conference 2017

  Image credit: Gilbert J. Tucker

Thank you!

PACIE wishes to thank all those who attended, presented, and exhibited at the 2017 conference.
We hope to see you again in 2018!

Conference Brochure

Click here to view an abridged version of the conference brochure, including details about presenters and a full schedule.

"Capitol"izing on International Education

This year’s theme embodied a significant part of PACIE’s and PSMLA's own missions— to build and strengthen connections and collaborations among educational institutions, governmental bodies, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Pennsylvania.

Partnership with PSMLA

PACIE was proud to co-sponsor its 2017 conference with the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures from kindergarten through university levels.

PACIE and PSMLA will hold individual conferences in 2018 and join together again for a joint conference in 2019.

Conference Co-Sponsor

This year's conference co-sponsor was Penn State's Center for Global Studies. Founded in 2010, its goal is to create a truly cross-disciplinary center for the creative and innovative study of the many complex facets of globalization.

PACIE extends its gratitude to the Center for Global Studies for its support of international education across Pennsylvania.

PACIE Award Recipients

PACIE congratulates the following 2017 awardees: 


Portlock Outstanding International Educator Award
Bob Hollister, Superintendent, Eastern Lancaster School District (and past president of PACIE)
Melissa Hardin, Assistant Dean for International Studies,
Ursinus College

Kopp Lifetime Achievement Award
Deanna Baird, retired World Languages teacher
(and current PACIE board member)

Bringing the World to PA Award
Global Studies Program, Mount Lebanon School District