TAICEP 5th Annual 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. Building on the overwhelming success of the previous four TAICEP conferences, this year we gather in Vancouver to share our similarities, understand our differences, and work for the common good- truly "Making Connections in Credential Evaluation".

What Will I Learn At The TAICEP 5th Annual Conference?

The TAICEP conference is the world's foremest opportunity to expand your credential evalaution knowledge on a variety of issues. In addition to introductions and in-depth analyses of education systems around the world, you will have an oportunity to hear from specialists in a variety of extremely specialized areas and from a variety of voices: from evaluation agencies to universities to government entities.

Here are just a few examples of the specialized sessions held at our previous conferences.

TAICEP 1st Annual Conference in Toronto:

When is Secondary Education Higher Education: or is it?

  • Todd Colvard, Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy
  • Jeannie Bell, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Kate Freeman, SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
  • Julia Funaki, AACRAO


From Accreditation to Verification: Innovative Internet Resources for Latin American Credential Evaluation

        • Martha Van Devender, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)


Why Can't We All Agree? Evaluating Credentials with a Global Mindset

        • Emily Tse, International Education Research Foundation, Inc 
        • Jessica Stannard, EP-NUFFIC
        • Kate Freeman, SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
        • Marianne Tompkins, Ontario College of Teachers
        • Natasha Sawh, Canadian International Centre for International Credentials
        • Rolf Lofstad, Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)
        • Sri Sripathy, Australian Government Department of Education and Training
        • Wendy Loat, International Credentials Assessment Service of Canada 


TAICEP 2nd Annual Conference in Chicago:

International Student-Athlete Documents for Eligibility

        • Garrett Seelinger, Manager of Eligibility Services International, NAIA Eligibility Center


Demystifying Technical and Vocational Education: A Thorough Look at BTEC and University Progression

        • Laurent Lemaitre, Head of Progression and Recognition, Pearson 
        • Emily Tse, International Education Research Foundation, Inc 


Credential Evaluation: Differences in Perspectives of Evaluation Agencies and Educational Institutions

        • Katerian Roskina, China Credential Services
        • Mark Anderson, Milwaukee School of Engineering


TAICEP 3rd Annual Conference in Rome, Italy:

Issues and Challenges Concerning the Recognition of Double, Multiple and Joint Degrees

        • Luca Lantero, CIMEA-NARIC Italia
        • Vera Lucke, CIMEA-NARIC Italia


International Secondary Schools on Domestic Soil: Whose Educational System Is It, Anyway?

        • LesLee Clauson Eicher, AACRAO International


From Confucius to International College: An Insider's Guide to Changes in China's Education System

        • Jade Jiang Rieger, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
        • Xiaohua Ning, China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC)
        • Xiaoshu Li, China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC)


TAICEP 4th Annual Conference in Philadelphia:

Would You Recognize a MOOC If You Saw One? 

        • Jessica Stannard, NUFFIC


Data Privacy Regulations in the United State, Canada, and for EU Citizens

        • Julia Funaki AACRAO
        • LesLee Clauson Eicher, AACRAO
        • Sarah Ragunathan, Ontario College of Teachers


Insights Into Managing a Credentialing Team Successfully

        • Emily Tse, International Education Reserach Foundation
        • George Kacenga, Purdue University Northwest



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