General info

UNICollaboration Conference is now IVEC

Starting in 2014, UNICollaboration has organised three international conferences on telecollaboration and virtual exchange every other year. These conferences were 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 to increase interdisciplinarity, UNICollaboration and several US Universities have now 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, and in even years in Europe. This means that the former UNICollaboration conference has now merged with IVEC.

The first IVEC was hosted by the University of Washington on October 25-26, 2019 and welcomed over 350 attendees from 28 countries around the world.

IVEC 2020 was hosted by Newcastle University in the UK. Due to Covid-19, it was held fully online. More than 300 colleagues participated in the event. More information can be found at the IVEC website.

Candidates for IVEC Europe and UNICollaboration regional workshops

If your institution is interested in hosting a future European IVEC conference or organising a regional UNICollaboration research seminar or training event on a specific theme, please send your idea to the board by writing to