NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 72
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Region III Update Meeting
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Learn more about networking
and professional development
opportunities at regional update
Region IV Update Meeting
Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North
Dakota, South Dakota
Region I Update Meeting
Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho,
Region V Update Meeting
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
Region II Update Meeting
Arizona, Colorado, Kansas,
Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico,
Region VI Update Meeting
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio
Region VII Update Meeting
Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto
Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S.
Region VIII Update Meeting
Delaware, District of Columbia,
Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
Region X Update Meeting
New Jersey, New York
Region XI Update Meeting
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
Region XII Update Meeting
California, Hawaii, Nevada
Bill Nye, as a scientist, author, and inventor, continues his mission to help people everywhere
understand and value the importance of science in our world.
A widely recognized and respected advocate for science, Nye is best known for his popular PBS
television series, Bill Nye The Science Guy, which became one of the most-watched educational
shows in the United States. Currently, he hosts Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, an original
series focusing on exploring scientific issues that touch all our lives.
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Nye travels across the United States as an ambassador for science education working with multiple
schools and education organizations and committees. He is also a passionate advocate for children's
safety and health and the important role education plays in raising the living standards of women
and girls across the world. He frequently speaks out on the issue of climate change and the value
of critical thinking and reasoning in today's world. Nye serves as the chief executive officer of The
Planetary Society, a nonprofit organization focused on space education and exploration.
He is a New York Times best-selling author of multiple books for children and general audiences,
including Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to
Change the World, and the recently published Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner
Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem.
Nye holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Nye will sign books following his plenary address.
Presiding: Elaine Meyer-Lee, EdD, President of the Association and Chair of the Board, NAFSA:
Association of International Educators
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO