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Registration now open; Speaker line-up includes prominent peace and justice advocatesWASHINGTON,
March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Looking for leads and sources for cutting-edge stories on international education? The NAFSA annual conference is the world's largest gathering of professionals in international education. More than 8,000 education, immigration and foreign policy experts from 120 countries come together to share insights, data and new trends that will impact higher education around the world. Each day includes a plenary address from a global leader committed to peace and a better world. See below to find out more about this year's line-up and how to apply for a media pass.
2013 Plenary Speakers
Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Laureate Opening Plenary Address, Tuesday, May 28, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
Oscar Arias, Two-Time Costa Rica President and Nobel Peace LaureateInternational Plenary and Luncheon, Friday, May 31, 12:00 – 1:30 pm.
Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Internationally Renowned Brain Surgeon and Former Migrant Farm WorkerPlenary Address, Wednesday, May 29, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
Rye Barcott, Founder of Carolina for Kibera, Peace Activist, and Former Marine Plenary Address, Thursday, May 30, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
Conference Details NAFSA's 65
th annual conference is where you can join a forward-looking public conversation about "Ideals and Impact in International Education," with experts in this vital global field.
WhenTuesday, May 28 –
Friday, May 31, 2013WhereAmerica's Center701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
The International Education Expo Hall will feature exhibitors representing hundreds of organizations from around the world, including colleges and universities, study abroad and intensive-English programs, embassies and government agencies and more. Plan ahead with an online guide at www.nafsa.org/ac13expo.
NAFSA Media Pass
Reporters interested in covering NAFSA's annual conference should register for a Media Pass in advance by submitting a completed Media Pass Registration form. For complete information about press registration, NAFSA's policy for media pass holders, and other details, visit NAFSA's 2013 annual conference pages for news media at www.nafsa.org/ac13press. Check-in for news media begins Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 AM at the America's Center. Media workspace will be provided.
For advance or on-site help, to schedule interviews, or to arrange a quick guided orientation to the conference, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit NAFSA online, check out our blog, and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest in international education.
With nearly 10,000 members, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education. Visit us at www.nafsa.org. To learn more about our advocacy efforts, visit www.ConnectingOurWorld.org and follow @ConnectOurWorld on Twitter.
SOURCE NAFSA: Association of International Educators