Before Exchange Day
Planning your Exchange Day Event
- Participating sponsors pick where to host their Exchange Day event(s). For in person events, we recommend sponsors host events where they have a significant number of exchange participants. For both in person and online events, we encourage sponsors to collaborate.
- Once the location and time of the event has been decided, sponsors should submit the details to the Alliance HERE.
- We encourage sponsors to create Exchange Day materials for their event(s) and participants. If doing so, note that participating sponsors are responsible for ordering and purchasing Exchange Day T-shirts (for example) for participants attending their events, as well as using the Exchange Day brand. Check out the Exchange Day Style Guide for more information.
- Sponsors should engage elected officials, their staff, and media personnel in their Exchange Day event. Use the Sample Press Release from our Resources page to get the word out.
- Get Active on Social Media with our Exchange Day countdown materials, sample posts, tweets, and hashtags to promote participation in your community before August 1. Check out our Social Media Guidelines and Countdown Materials on our Resources page for more information.
During Exchange Day
Celebrate with us
- Sponsors, participants, alumni, and other event attendees should share their activities online using the following hashtags: #CelebrateExchangeDay, #ExchangesImpact
- If you are unable to organize an event this year, you can still join our social media campaign in promoting exchange programs and encouraging your program alumni to amplify your message by sharing their experiences as well.
After Exchange Day
Keep us informed
- Sponsors are encouraged to submit a recap of their event to the Alliance including number of attendees and how the event impacted their community, pictures, and videos.
Click on our Resources page to access relevant materials, such as the Style Guide and Social Media Guidelines.