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International Economic Summit Program

The International Economic Summit™ is a hands-on, activity-based learning program for high school students that culminates in a school, local, or regional student competition. Students have the opportunity to compete and learn the significance of globalization, international economics, and what it takes to make highly interdependent nations competitive in today’s dynamic economic environment.

Each summit is a fun and challenging event where student teams represent a country as economic advisors with the goal to raise the standard of living in their country. Teams research their country and propose a solution to a global problem. At the summit, students both compete and work together to complete tasks like building trade alliances, securing resources through importing and exporting, investing in long term development projects, and testing their knowledge of geography, economics, and current events.

Economics, finance, technology, creativity, teamwork, problem solving, writing, speaking, debate, and design—it’s all in the International Economic Summit! The Summit has gained national recognition as an effective educational program for teaching core, transferable career skills in economics, finance, and even technology.

A summit can be hosted anywhere!

Regional Summit

Regional summits are Idaho summits coordinated and hosted by the Idaho Council on Economic Education. Regional summits generally range from 30-90 teams of students from schools throughout a region. Regional summits are held at the end of each semester to accommodate fall or spring economics classes. The cost is $75 per team. Teams range between 3-5 students.

How to participate in a Regional Summit:

  • Teachers must participate in an online training or mentorship to participate in a Regional Summit. Learn more about teacher training (Link/button to summit teacher training page)
  • Complete a Regional Summit Set-up Form to let us know you will have teams participating in an upcoming regional summit.
  • Implement the summit curriculum and required assignments throughout the semester.
  • Attend the Regional Summit event at the end of the semester!

What we provide:

  • Online teacher curriculum and International Economic Summit Guide.
  • Access to the online International Economic Summit system. Manage your summit, submit assignments, and track your progress all in one online tool.
  • Online assignment grading. All International Economic summit assignments will be submitted through our online system and graded by our team.

SIGN UP FOR A REGIONAL SUMMIT 

Or, for more information about Regional Summits, contact Program Coordinator Nichole Snyder.

**No regional summit in your area? ICEE is always looking to expand our regional summit program in Idaho! Hold a local or school summit, or contact us to see if a Regional Summit is possible in your area.**

Local Summit

Local summits can be put on anywhere! States, districts, or schools can host a local summit and invite schools from the surrounding area to attend. Local summits are generally between 15-70 teams, are held at the end of each semester to accommodate fall or spring economics classes. The cost is $75 per team. Teams range between 3-5 students.

How to host a Local Summit:

  • Find a coordinator to help organize the event. Local summit coordinators will receive a $500 stipend from ICEE to cover time and effort of organizing the summit! Coordinators are responsible for finding a location to hold the summit, finding a facilitator, organizing volunteers, ensuring there are enough teachers to participate, communicating with teachers about the event, and event day set-up and logistics.
  • Teachers must participate in an online training or mentorship to participate in a Local Summit. Learn more about teacher training (Link/button to summit teacher training page)
  • Complete the Local Summit Set-up Form to let us know you will be hosting a local summit.
  • Implement the summit curriculum and required assignments throughout the semester.
  • Host a Local Summit event at the end of the semester!

What we provide:

  • Online teacher curriculum and International Economic Summit Guide.
  • Access to the online International Economic Summit system. Manage your summit, submit assignments, and track your progress all in one online tool.
  • Online assignment grading. All International Economic summit assignments will be submitted through our online system and graded by our team.
  • All materials needed to host a summit. Materials will be sent to your site one week prior to your event, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up.
  • Email and phone support. Our staff will be there every step of the way to ensure your summit is a success!

HOST A LOCAL SUMMIT

Or, for more information about Local Summits, contact Program Coordinator Nichole Snyder.

School Summit

Interested in hosting a summit with other teachers at your school? That is a great option! Gather teams of economics or business students from classes at your high school and hold a school summit! This is a flexible option that allows you to implement the summit curriculum and event in a way that works for your students’ classes and schedules. School summits are generally between 6-30 teams and are held at the end of each semester to accommodate fall or spring economics classes. The cost is $75 per team. Teams range between 3-5 students.

How to host a School Summit:

  • Find a coordinator to help organize the event. Coordinators are responsible for securing space at the school for the summit event, finding a facilitator, organizing volunteers, ensuring there are enough teachers to participate, communicating with teachers about the event, and event day set-up and logistics.
  • Teachers must participate in online training or mentorship to participate in a School Summit. Learn more about teacher training (Link/button to summit teacher training page)
  • Complete the Local Summit Set-up form to let us know you will be hosting a local summit.
  • Implement the summit curriculum and required assignments throughout the semester.
  • Host a Local Summit event at the end of the semester!

What we provide:

  • Online teacher curriculum and International Economic Summit Guide.
  • Access to the online International Economic Summit system. Manage your summit, submit assignments, and track your progress all in one online tool.
  • Online assignment grading. All International Economic summit assignments will be submitted through our online system and graded by our team.
  • All materials needed to host a summit. Materials will be sent to your site one week prior to your event, with step-by-step instructions on how to set up.
  • Email and phone support. Our staff will be there every step of the way to ensure your summit is a success!

HOST A LOCAL SUMMIT

Or, for more information about School Summits, contact Program Coordinator Nichole Snyder.

Teachers

Participate in a teacher training to get started! The classroom curriculum consists of lesson plans and activities that teach the core concepts of international economics and globalization. The lessons are correlated with national and state standards for economic education.

Learn More Here.

Students

Interested in participating in a summit? Let your economics teacher know you would like to participate! They can find all of the information they need on this website to get started.

Volunteers

The summit event relies on volunteers to make the event a success. This is a fun, interactive, transformative experience and an opportunity for you make a lasting, meaningful impression on students as they prepare to compete in our global economy!

Learn More Here.

Support our Work

Students and teachers need support from generous business and program partners. Sponsor teams, provide transportation to a summit, or sponsor an entire event!

Learn More Here.

Ayala High School – School Summit

Chino Hills, California

November 6

 

Idaho State University – Regional Summit

Idaho State University

Pocatello, Idaho

November 20

 

Phineas Banning High School – School Summit

Wilmington, California

November 20

 

College of Southern Idaho – Regional Summit

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

November 22

 

Boise State University – Regional Summit

Boise, Idaho

December 10, 11, and 17

 

Wasco Union High School

Wasco, California

December 12, 2019

 

St. Maries High School

St. Maries, Idaho

December 13

 

Cabrillo High School

Long Beach, California

December 18

 

Lyon County – Local Summit

Lyon County, Nevada

January 9, 2020

 

Boston-China Summit – Regional Summit

Spring 2020

 

International Economic Summit Teacher Trainings

International Economic Summit Teacher Training

When: Ongoing, Fall and Spring of each year

Where: Online

Cost: Free (required commitment for student summit participation)

To get started, contact our Program Coordinator Nichole Snyder.

International Economic Summit Ambassador Program

International Economic Summit events rely greatly on volunteers to ensure a positive experience for students. Real-life simulations require bankers, scorekeepers, facilitators, and more to create a realistic and fun event! Who better to fill these important event roles than our awesome summit event alumni? This is why we have created the International Economic Summit Ambassador Program.

Select high school seniors from Idaho schools can now play a whole new role in the summit game….Scorekeeper!

To apply, submit a summit Ambassador application. Two students from each school per summit will be selected by their teacher to attend the event. Lunch, prizes, and a letter of recommendation will be provided to summit ambassadors upon completion of their event day!

Fall Application Deadline: November 1

Spring Application Deadline: April 1

APPLY TO BE A SUMMIT AMBASSADOR

We need you! International Economic Summit events rely greatly on volunteers to ensure a positive experience for students and teachers. Real-life simulations require bankers, scorekeepers, facilitators, and more to create a realistic and fun event! Gather your friends or co-workers and join us for an exciting day of trade and fun!

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Roles Needed:

  • Banker – Work with a small group of student teams at a summit as their banker! Volunteer bankers score student activities, and more importantly, provide banking services to student teams during the Trade and Banking Session. You’ll get a program guide and instructions ahead of time to make sure you’re ready to help students meet their banking goals at the summit!
  • Scorekeeper – Work with a small group of student teams at a summit as their scorekeeper! Volunteer scorekeepers score student activities, help teams for trade alliances, and more. You’ll get a program guide and instructions ahead of time to make sure you’re ready for each activity at the summit event!
  • Team USA – Participate in a summit event as a representative of Team USA! Volunteers act as Team USA in many of the summit activities, including the most popular, and fun, event – the Trade and Banking Session. You will interact with student teams to make deals and import and export goods and services.
  • Summit Set-up – Help us get ready to welcome hundreds of students to a Regional Summit! Set-up volunteers can assist ICEE staff prior to a summit event, prepping student materials, setting up banker and scorekeeper stations, and more.

Summit events generally run from 9 am-2:30 pm, and volunteers are asked to attend for the entire summit event. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Volunteer for a Summit Event

Organizations and Employees that Volunteer

Every year we have employees from these supporting organizations volunteer for our summits.

  • Bayer
  • Boise School District
  • Boise State University
  • CapEd
  • Citibank
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • EideBailly
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Idaho Central Credit Union
  • Idaho Digital Learning Academy
  • Idaho State University
  • ISU Credit Union
  • Wells Fargo