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December 15 - 17, 2022
San Diego, USA

About ICEF San Diego

ICEF San Diego is a networking event bringing educators, service providers and Work & Travel businesses, based in the Americas, together with hundreds of international student recruitment agents. These ICEF-screened agents have direct access to the world’s largest sources of overseas students planning to study in the US, Canada and the rest of the Americas.

Alternating between San Diego on the west coast and Miami on the east, this annual event provides participants with an unparalleled opportunity to network with high calibre professionals over three days.

ICEF San Diego 2022 is a hybrid event, meaning participants can join us in-person, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, or online.

Programme & Seminars

Build your own personalised programme from up to 38 in-person and over 50 virtual one-on-one meeting slots, each 25 minutes in duration, with existing and potential partners. Our format is designed to make it easy for you to identify and connect with the right partners.

Everyone, in-person and online, also has access to our line-up of seminars, webinars and presentations, providing up-to-date information about the latest market trends and issues currently affecting the global education sector. 

Our seminars are available live during the event and on-demand through our online platform, both during and four weeks after the event.


Who joins ICEF San Diego?

Industry professionals based in the Americas come to ICEF San Diego to form partnerships with agents who are in a position to promote their programmes, services and products to the global student market.

Whether you represent an educational institution, a student recruitment agency, a relevant service provider, or a company offering Cultural Exchange and Work & Travel programmes, your attendance at ICEF San Diego offers exceptional opportunities within the vast and eager market of students planning to study in the Americas.

To find out more about the types of organisations who attend our events, please click here.

Pricing & Registration

In addition to all the benefits of meetings and seminars, participants who join us in-person will also enjoy informal networking opportunities throughout the duration of the event.

Education representatives, service providers, cultural exchange and work and travel professionals who attend in-person have a choice of meeting tables or booths, with the cost starting from just €4,950 per organisation.

For those attending remotely, the cost is just €1,950 per participant.

Student recruitment agents who have successfully completed ICEF’s rigorous screening process are invited to attend, in-person or remotely, free of charge.



ICEF San Diego will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This AAA Four-Diamond hotel is situated in the heart of San Diego, within walking distance of Petco Park, Seaport Village and the Gaslamp Quarter.

Enjoy Californian cuisine, with an ocean view and dine alfresco at the hotel’s restaurant, VELA. Or relax at the poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Preferential rates will be available to event participants.

2021 Event Statistics

  1. Brazil
  2. India
  3. Mexico
  4. Vietnam
  5. China

494 representatives from 450 agencies in 85 countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (DR), Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

  1. Canada
  2. USA

Additional event information

A hybrid event combines the onsite experience of an in-person gathering with the ability to also participate virtually.

As well as meeting with others who are physically present at the venue, delegates attending the event can also seamlessly schedule additional meetings with people elsewhere. Likewise, attendees taking part virtually may also meet with others located anywhere around the world and participate in the seminar programme.

For those attending virtually, our events use a combination of Marcom eSchedule PRO and Zoom to provide an engaging networking experience for all participants. This combination offers you direct and total control over the types of partners you meet during the event based on their main activity and country of origin, as well as the peace of mind of using a secure and stable platform for your meetings.

Once registered, you will receive log-in details enabling you to access our meeting scheduling system two weeks prior to the event through your myICEF portal.

As well as being the perfect opportunity to get your brand in front of key decision makers & budget holders, your place includes all of the following benefits:

Before the event:

  • Access to detailed profiles of all event participants
  • Use of the Marcom eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • Access to targeted marketing and sponsorship opportunities

At the event:

  • Access to scheduled meetings
  • Access to live & on demand webinars
  • Last-minute meeting scheduling with new opportunities
  • Live chat function with other event participants joining in online

After the event:

  • Access to your personal meeting notes
  • Access to downloadable meeting reports and participant lists
  • Access to all recorded content for 4 weeks after the event closes

To reserve your place, please enquire now.

What precautions are being taken to ensure the in-person event can be delivered safely?

The health and safety of our delegates is our primary concern and we are taking regular advice to ensure that our event conforms to the latest health guidance provided by the local authorities. Precautions we are taking include:

  • Delegates must be fully vaccinated or show proof of recent recovery from Covid-19.
  • Provision of hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue.
  • Ensuring all spaces conform to social distancing guidelines by reconfiguring table layouts as well as queuing systems. This will ensure adequate distancing and will discourage the formation of groups, whilst preserving the ability for delegates to comfortably browse products and services of interest.
  • Operating a one-way transit system in busy areas.
  • Making some seminars available on-demand for those delegates who do not wish to attend sessions in-person.  
  • Providing guidance to all delegates on social distancing and infection control best practices.
  • Providing medical face masks to be optionally worn by all participants during the event, to reduce the risk of virus transmission. We recommend that these should be worn when moving around the event venue or whenever social distancing is not possible.
  • Ensuring enhanced cleaning and regular disinfection of high-touch areas.
  • Subjecting food & beverage options and their delivery to tightened safety standards.

What happens if this event cannot take place in person?

We will follow the latest advice provided by local health authorities and will only allow the in-person aspects of this event to take place if it is safe to do so. In the event that local authorities restrict in-person networking, our hybrid event platform allows for us to seamlessly deliver this event in an online only format.

What happens if a delegate cannot attend in person?

If an in-person participant cannot attend due to travel restrictions or other reasons, we can switch the attendance seamlessly to take part virtually instead without the need to reschedule meetings. You may also transfer your booking to another in-person ICEF event.

FAM Tours and Receptions, are two ways you can increase your organisation’s profile by hosting invited ICEF event participants to a private gathering either at your school/campus or a location of your choice.

Find out more information about available activities and how to submit a proposal for your own FAM Tour or Reception, below.

Available FAM Tours and Receptions / Proposal Form



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