2020 TAICEP Conference

TAICEP is a membership organization for anyone involved in the specialized field of international credential evaluation. Our members represent higher education institutions, independent evaluation agencies, ENIC/NARIC offices, government ministries, licensing authorities, examination boards, awarding bodies, and other organizations. At each TAICEP annual conference, credential evaluators from around the world, both those new to the field as well as those with years of experience, come together to learn, to share knowledge, to network, and to promote the interests of our unique industry.

Though we are unable to gather in person in Glasgow Scotland as we had hoped (at least this year....), the 2020 TAICEP Virtual Conference will build on the success of our five previous conferences in Toronto, Chicago, Rome, Philadelphia and Vancouver. In a virtual environment, we will continue to share our similarities, understand our differences, and work for the common good.

As a virtual conference, daily live sessions will be offered throughout the month of October. Because sessions and events will not overlap, attendees can participate in everything that interests them- no more tough choices! You can join much more than you would in an in-person 3-day conference, and for a significantly reduced fee. We know that 40+ sessions, plus other networking opportunities spread over 20 days is a lot, which is why we are recording all sessions as they happen. These recordings will be available to conference attendees, so whether or not you are able to join each session as it happens, we have you covered! As an added benefit, each TAICEP 2020 Virtual Conference registration fee includes a free one-year TAICEP membership or membership renewal (for current members).

How To Attend The Virtual Conference


All 2020 Virtual Conference activities will happen as Zoom meetings. To access the Zoom meetings, you must have a paid conference registration and must be logged in using the same account (same email address) used for conference registration. 

Conference attendees can sign up for each daily Zoom meeting at any time: weeks ahead, as the day begins, or after the meeting has already started. The moderator will open each daily Zoom meeting 30 minutes before the first activity of the day is scheduled to begin.

We strong encourage all attendees to ensure they are able to log into their account and access the Zoom meetings before the conference begins. If you are having troubles accessing the Zoom meetings, please contact a member of the conference planning team: Timothy Kell, Sulaf Al-Shaikhly, or Karla Piacentini- Souza.

How Will I Benefit From Attending The Virtual 2020 TAICEP Conference?

Both new and seasoned professionals in the field of international credential evaluation can benefit from attending the Virtual 2020 TAICEP Conference. You'll have the opportunity to connect with presenters and experts from around the world, all in the comfort of your own home of office. Attendees will have opportunity to establish connections that will positively influence your personal and professional development. Why should you attend the TAICEP 2020 Virtual Conference?

  • Your attendance directly supports the advocacy and sustainability of TAICEP
  • Partake in over 35 sessions, all focused on international credential evaluation
  • Join your colleagues from around the world for virtual networking events and other fun activities
  • No flight and hotel expenses, and a significantly reduced registration fee
  • Gain access to online resources including recordings for all the sessions offered
  • Learn about different educational systems around the world and understand best practices when assessing international credentials 
  • Refresh and refine your understanding of educational systems
  • Understand how the field is changing in respect to changing trends around the world
  • Gain insights from field experts on specialized topics such as accreditation, global standards in international credential evaluation, and more
  • Free one-year TAICEP membership / renewal included with the conference registration fee

TAICEP Conference App

Use the event app to plan your attendance and participate with presenters:
  • Receive the latest information and notifications 
  • View the full conference schedule
  • Create your own personal schedule and check in to sessions
  • Download session slides and presentation materials
  • Complete session surveys
Use the event app to network with professionals in the field:
  • Update your personal profile
  • View a list of conference attendees and send requests to meet virtually
  • View sponsors and exhibitors and their representatives
  • Engage in discussions on the forum
How to Download the TAICEP Conference App:
  • From your mobile device, click the Download App green buttons to the right ---->
  • Or search for Dryfta Event App in the App Store / Google Play 
  • Search inside the app for the TAICEP 2020 Conference
  • Check out the TAICEP Conference App Instructions for step-by-step guidance on how to use the app

TAICEP Thanks Our Conference Sponsors

TAICEP Benefactor: $1000 Silver Level

Message Board

The Message Board is a space for you to network and connect with colleagues before the conference. We welcome you to share ideas for sessions and workshops, request topics that you would like to see offered, and find co-presenters for your session proposal. You're even welcome to share tips on how to stay productive and on task in a virtual working environment. Click on the image below to be directed to the Message Board and start sharing your ideas!