Your Global Future
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A Virtual College & Career Fair for High School Students Preparing for Global Opportunities

About the Event

Away from the borders and coasts, Kansas City-area students are often surprised to find just how many international academic and professional opportunities await them after high school. This unique college and career fair brings students to the virtual table, together with dozens of international businesses, organizations, colleges, and universities, in order to show them just how global their future can be. 


Previous Your Global Future college and career fairs brought together more than 500 Kansas City–area high school students and their teachers, from around the Kansas City metro region. They interacted with more than 50 businesses, university programs, and community organizations. For this year’s Your Global Future, we’re going virtual – and bigger. 

Virtual booths hosted on a digital platform will include representatives from:

  • Businesses from a range of sectors, including agriculture, architecture and design, engineering, finance, hospitality, law, medicine, sports, technology, travel and transportation, and veterinary science;

  • Colleges and universities, including internationally oriented majors, clubs, and student groups;

  • Ethnic and cultural groups represented in the Kansas City area;

  • Government agencies;

  • Kansas City-based international NGOs;

  • Performing and visual arts groups and museums with global connections; and

  • Study-abroad programs

With a daily online lineup ranging from keynote presentations to one-to-one student and organization interactions, this event’s digital nature will provide a unique opportunity to connect for all virtual participants. At our live opportunities, students are encouraged to practice their interview skills by interacting with our global professionals.



In 2020, we've gone digital!

9 a.m. to noon over three days • Tuesday to Thursday, October 13-15


Click Here to Register Your Students


Click Here to Register Your Organization For A Booth



2020 Pricing


We can all benefit from some time together right now. That's why this year, a one-day standard virtual booth exhibit is complimentary with IRC organizational membership. For more information on IRC organizational membership, please contact Matthew Hughes or visit our pages for businessuniversity, and nonprofit organizational members.

The Your Global Future program is underwritten by support from the participating organizations and generous Kansas City-area donors to ensure that attendance is completely cost-free for teachers and students. Sponsor packages to increase visibility and impact are available, for more information, please contact Matthew Hughes.


Booths Registered in 2019 Included

  • Amigos de las Américas
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance
  • Avila University
  • Baker University
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Commerce Bank
  • Cultural Crossroads, Inc.
  • Global Ties KC
  • International Association of Assessing Officers
  • International Association of Operative Millers
  • Kansas State University
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Sister City Association of Kansas City
  • University of Central Missouri Anthropology/McClure Archives and University Museum
  • University of Central Missouri Study Abroad
  • University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • University of Missouri
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City 


 2019 Supporting Sponsors


Academic Sponsor

Avila University