International Expendables Conference

Welcome to International Expendables 2018!

WEATHER ALERT (updated 4:00pm, January 4): We're expecting roads to be in good shape in the morning, but to give those who are attending the conferece more time to get to Hartford, we will begin the program at 10am (registration beginning at 9:30am).  We'll adjust the schedule along the way to end on time. We hope the later start will enable those who can travel safely to participate. Remember, very casual clothes are absolutely acceptable (and expected, under the circumstances).

For those who cannot attend, we are pleased to announce that we will be live streaming the conference.  We have sent an email with the live stream URL to all who were registered for the conference as of Tuesday.

Thanks and safe travels!

If you need to cancel, please email Amy E. Markham (  

Location: Trinity College, Hartford, CT 
Mather Hall, Mather Terrace rooms, building #14 on campus map (link below)
Date: January 5, 2018, 9:00 am-2:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am) 

Getting to Trinity
Campus map 
Parking: behind Seabury Hall (#7 on map) on Summit Street

Program Highlights:

  • The future of applicants from Vietnam
  • Expecting the unexpected: are you prepared for an emergency abroad?
  • Saying goodbye to paper inquiry cards
  • Your questions and ideas 

Cost: $50 per attendee (continental breakfast and lunch included) 
The registration period is closed, but there is a chance we can accommodate you. Please email
Amy E. Markham ( to inquire about attending.

Payment is preferred in advance of the conference, but cash and checks will be accepted at registration. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Dececember 21, 2017 or for anyone who prepays, but does not attend. Unpaid registrants will be invoiced.
Institutional and personal checks must include the name(s) of the attendee(s) to ensure proper crediting. Institutional checks must be sent and made payable to the Mount Holyoke Office of Admission, not to another department at Mount Holyoke with whom your institution has sent payments in the past.

Amy E. Markham
Office of Admission
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Receipts for personal checks and cash payments made on the day of the conference will be provided. If paying by cash, please bring exact change.

Attire for the conference is casual (yes, jeans are okay). 

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Amy E. Markham, Mount Holyoke College
Mary Karen Vellines, Union College
International Expendables co-founders and organizers