Bi-annual conferences

Every other year UNICollaboration organises an international conference for researchers, practitioners and policy makers about telecollaboration and virtual exchange as a cross-disciplinary activity. These conferences are  held in Europe in even years.  Previous conferences have been hosted by the University of León (2014), Trinity College Dublin (2016) and the Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland (2018).

In order to create a stronger community for virtual exchange and increase interdisciplinarity, UNICollaboration and several US Universities who have held their own virtual exchange conferences (e.g. the SUNY COIL Conference in New York) have also come together to create the International Virtual Exchange Conference, or IVEC with the goal of holding a conference in odd years in the United States. The first IVEC will be hosted by the University of Washington on October 25-26, 2019. More information can be found at the IVEC website.

Future conference bids

The UNICollaboration organisation is looking for proposals for hosting their conference in 2020 as well as regional workshops in 2019 and 2021. If your institution is interested in submitting a proposal, please download the following document and submit your proposal to by 15 April 2019:


If your institution is interested in hosting a regional workshop on a specific theme, please send your idea to the board by writing to