2019 5th Annual Conference – Vancouver

2019 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Vancouver


October 21-24, 2019, Vancouver, Canada

TAICEP (The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals) held its fifth annual conference in the fantastic city of Vancouver, British Columbia.  The 2019 meeting was TAICEP’s largest one yet, with international credential evaluators from around the world.

This year’s conference theme, Making Connections in Credential Evaluation, was exemplified in the selection of session topics presented by member and non-member experts in the field of international credential evaluation as well as ample networking opportunities. 

As far as the overall conference experience, it is attendees who sum it up best. Here are some of the comments from colleagues, in response to the question:

What did you like most about the conference?

  • Amazing organization – from an attendee perspective, everything was smooth and well run.
  • I want more!
  • This was my first TAICEP conference and I was very pleased with the networking opportunities.
  • It was wonderful being among colleagues who really understand what I do, and who can provide insights into issues that are important to how I do my job.
  • The presentations! I had a hard time picking which session to attend, they were all so great.
  • It was very well organized, and the individual sessions were led by knowledgeable and thoughtful folks that care about their work. Contents were very relevant to my work (as an Admissions Advisor at a university), and I walked away having learned a ton! Thank you.
  • I like the increased diversity we’re enjoying (both in regard to session topics and attendee demographics).

At TAICEP, it’s “all credentials, all the time.” We hope you’ll join us for our next annual conference!

For more information on the Vancouver conference, please check out the information below. 


Conference Website


Presentations and Handouts*


  • ECE
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority


  • Evaluation Service, Inc.

Organizers (BIG THANKS!)

  • Timothy Kell – ECE
  • Denise Benz – Laureate Education
  • Sulaf Al-Shaikhly – World Education Services
  • George Sipos – University of Missouri St. Louis
  • Shereen Mir-Jabbar – The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators 
  • Linda Tobash – International Education Specialist
  • Amanda Holder – Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis 
  • Wendy Joyce – University of Victoria
  • Roger Hur – ICES (SPECIAL THANKS for wonderful conference photos!!!)



*Members only section