Register now for the Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE) Summit 2020
Sponsored by Education New Zealand, the inaugural CANIE Summit will focus on how our sector can build towards a more sustainable future.
It will take place entirely online on 21 May, with two separate sessions to suit attendees in different time zones. There will also be a discussion forum open for people to share their ideas.
The programme’s sessions will feature presentations by international education practitioners from across the globe on topics like digital recruitment, flight guilt, and building sustainability into your institution’s business strategy.
Co-founders of CANIE and summit organisers, Pii-Tuulia Nikula and Ailsa Lamont, say they were pleased to receive many high-quality presentation proposals on many of the sector’s hot sustainability issues.
“A topic like digital recruitment is really big,” Nikula says. “It’s something a lot of people have been exploring, but now with all the restrictions due to COVID-19, it’s become a lot more important.”
Nikula and Lamont say the CANIE organisation came together organically. Their membership is made up of practitioners who work in different areas of international education, but who all see the need for the sector to reduce its impact on the planet.
“We hope this event sparks a larger conversation around sustainability,” Lamont says.
CANIE was first launched at the 2019 New Zealand International Education Conference. Membership of CANIE is free of charge, as is registration for this year’s summit.