2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo Registration Brochure - 4
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for our 70th Annual Conference &
Expo. At NAFSA 2018, the entire field of international education will come together as a community.
Our conference theme, "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment," is especially relevant for all
international educators. In these rapidly changing times, it is vital that we listen to all voices and
perspectives to help inform and enhance our work, while reaffirming our ongoing commitment to the
core values of international education.
We must build more authentic collaborations that address today's challenges and explore new
solutions to answer these key questions:
How can we provide a welcoming and supportive environment for the success of generations
of students and scholars?
How can we allow diverse voices and emerging paradigms in the field to be fully recognized
How will shifting economic and political policies impact student mobility in the United States
What are new ways that each of us can demonstrate the value of international education to
our campus and community stakeholders?
Why is it imperative that we gain a broader understanding of international affairs, diplomacy,
and peace to predict future international education outcomes?
Through more than 200 conference sessions, 38 workshops, poster fairs, peer engagement, and
networking events, you will gain the important connections, resources, and solutions your institution
or organization needs.
The city of Philadelphia serves as the optimal setting for building resources and partnerships that
will impact the field. Philadelphia, where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S.
Constitution were signed, is also the first UNESCO World Heritage city in the United States. The
city's rich history as a center of ideas and liberty will truly engage and inspire us all.
Join your fellow colleagues from around the world as we celebrate NAFSA's 70th anniversary during
this exciting and productive week! I look forward to seeing you there.
Register today at www.nafsa.org/philadelphia.
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
Executive Director and CEO
NAFSA: Association of International Educators