International Virtual Exchange Conference coming in September

The annual International Virtual Exchange Conference is coming up. The dates are September 14-16 and the conference will be virtual, rather than in-person at Newcastle University in the UK, as originally planned. The conference will be held following the clock in Newcastle, which is in UTC+1 at that time of year.

The conference web site is http://iveconference.org/ and members of the U-M community are encouraged to attend! These conferences are invariably interesting and stimulating and we highly recommend attendance, if you are able. Please contact us at virtual.exchange@umich.edu if you wish to register and are a U-M affiliate. We expect to have a discount code available, because of the anticipated volume of U-M registrants.

Two U-M Virtual Exchange courses will be presented during the conference. They are:

Developing Intercultural Competence in Music Educators Through Videoconferencing 

  • Andreas Lehmann-Wermser, Faculty, Hannover University of Music, Drama, and Media, Germany
  • Carlos Rodriguez, Faculty, School of Music, Theater, and Dance, University of Michigan, USA
  • Philomena Meechan, Staff, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, USA
  • Todd L. Austin, Staff, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, USA

Solving a water scarcity problem in Tunisia through an American-Tunisian virtual exchange

  • Nadia Cheikhrouhou, Faculty, Higher Institute of Technological Studies (ISET) Béja, Tunisia
  • Ken Ludwig, Faculty, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, USA
  • Allison Westra, Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, USA
  • Philomena Meechan, Staff, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, USA
  • Todd L. Austin, Staff, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan, USA
  • Bahaeddine Chouchène, Student, Higher Institute of Technological Studies (ISET) Béja, Tunisia
  • Lorenzo Harris, Student, University of Michigan, USA
  • Iheb Merai, Student, Higher Institute of Technological Studies (ISET) Béja, Tunisia
  • Rahee Patel, Student, University of Michigan, USA
  • Isabella Przybylska, Student, University of Michigan, USA

Advising & Support

If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to

virtual.exchange@umich.edu