2023 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference in Jeddah

Department of State U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia
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Travel/conference grants

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DOS-SAU-PD-2301

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah is pleased to announce an open competition for Saudi exchange program alumni, not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, or academic institutions to organize and host the 2023 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference in Jeddah. Please carefully follow all instructions below. All elements of this award are contingent on available funding. Eligibility is limited to those who qualify to receive U.S. awards and who have the ability to develop and implement the event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia within the timeframe indicated. The U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah encourages individuals and organizations that have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. government to apply. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in one or more of [the following subject areas: innovation, organization of entrepreneurship training, and event planning. The Public Affairs Office invites proposals to plan, organize, and implement the U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia’s Annual Alumni Conference, including an inaugural reception, two days of workshops, and a closing event or dinner related to the conference’s central theme: fostering innovation. Subtopics can be varied and should be determined in consultation with the alumni community and U.S. Consulate staff. The conference will bring together up to 200 alumni of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs to reflect on their exchange programs, learn from their shared experiences strengthen their ongoing ties with the U.S. Mission, and inspire further engagement in their communities through a series of discussions and workshops. The award covers the expenses of the event (i.e., venue, meals, equipment, printed materials, etc) and the participation-related expenses (i.e., lodging, flights, and transportation) for the most recent Saudi Youth Leadership Exchange Program (SYLEP) participants and select exchange alumni from across the Kingdom who have made notable contributions to our Mission objectives. Conference organizers should also be prepared to manage the attendance of U.S. and Saudi speakers and VIPs in coordination with Consulate staff. Conference organizers may also be tasked with finding well-known, high-profile keynote speakers to encourage attendance and participation. This event will be a cooperative agreement involving the efforts and participation of the U.S. Consulate General team in Jeddah in select workshops, planning, and decision making. Beyond this, however, the organizer is responsibilities for all logistical and coordination tasks, including prompting Consulate staff to take certain actions or engage in relevant decision making as needed.
Categories: Business and Commerce, Education, Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA).

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Application Deadline

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Travel/conference grants

Reference Number

DOS-SAU-PD-2301

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