Conference Circuit: Global Educators

NAFSA’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo begins next week in Washington, DC. Around 10,000 are expected to attend.

Thousands of international educators, including deans, provosts, and student advisors, are headed to DC to learn from experts, discover innovations and discuss trends, and get to know colleagues from around the world.

Organization: NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Conference: 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

Venue: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

City: Washington, DC

NAFSA 2019 begins Tuesday afternoon with an opening plenary featuring Dr. Madeleine Albright and General Colin Powell. The former secretaries of state will discuss the current global landscape with NAFSA CEO Esther Brimmer. Also on the agenda:

In the spotlight. The Spotlight Presenters series will feature special guest speakers discussing important trends and issues within and beyond the field of international education. For example, Aimee Ansari, executive director of Translators Without Borders, will explore how international educators and students can use their language skills and knowledge of communications technology to help when disaster strikes.

Get a boost. The onsite career center will offer a number of onsite activities like resume review and career-development roundtables. Career Boosters—knowledgeable international education professionals—will also be on hand for one-on-one meetings with attendees to answer questions about everything from getting started in the industry to navigating a career change.

Embassy row. Attendees will have a special opportunity to learn firsthand about culture and international education in different countries when several embassies open their doors to them on Thursday evening.

Head to Facebook and Twitter (#NASFA2019) for other conference details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

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