2018 Annual Conference: Schedule

We are happy to announce the upcoming 2018 annual conference’s schedule. Two Preconference Workshops are scheduled for Thursday, November 1st. The cost of attending either workshop is included in the full conference fee. Both workshops are being graciously hosted by Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP). Please note you have to register to attend these workshops.

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Thursday, November 1

8:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-8:30am Bus transportation to UPAEP for Workshop attendees from Convention Center
9:00am-4:30pm Chapter Management Workshop - This day long workshop will focus on alumni chapter management and programming. The afternoon will bring together member board officers of U.S. chapters along with Mexican and other international alumni to exchange ideas and best practices about forming/managing an alumni chapter, programming, promotion and outreach, and building partnerships. Please note this is only for Chapter board members, and is not open to all conference attendees.
9:00am-3:15pm Fulbright Program Advisers Workshop - In collaboration with COMEXUS-Fulbright and the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the annual Fulbright Association conference will include a pre-conference workshop for U.S. campus Fulbright Program Advisors (FPA).  The full day agenda will include morning visits to local English Teaching Assistant (ETA) placement sites in Puebla where FPAs will interact with current ETA grantees in Mexico. The afternoon will be designed for sharing best practices and will include a panel of Mexican representatives from COMEXUS staff and its Board, Education U.S.A., and local university/organizational sponsors of Fulbright grantees to discuss topics such as selection processes, in-country orientation, health and safety, and preparing for re-entry. Lora Seery, IIE’s Outreach and Recruitment Manager for the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, will co-lead this pre-conference workshop. Please note this is only for Fulbright Program Advisers. Not open to all conference attendees.
4:30pm Transportation provided to Welcome Reception from Convention Center
5:30pm-8:00pm Opening Welcome Reception at Museo Internacional del Barroco
7:30pm-8:00pm Buses depart back to hotels


Friday, November 2

7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am Poster Sessions set up for whole conference
9:00am-10:30am Opening Plenary - Welcome, Dance troupe "Ballet Costumbrista de Puebla", Embassy Remarks, and Panel
10:30-11:00am Coffee break
11:00am-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions #1
  • Analco 1: The Present and Future of Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico: Theory and Practice
  • La Pastora 2: The Fulbright Journal: Research, Experiences, Perspectives, and Ideas
  • Auditorio Angelópolis: Diversity/Inclusion: The Social Dimension of Change
  • La Esperanza:
    • One Educational Philosophy, Many Interpretations? Liberal Education, Fulbright, and Vietnam
    • Two Languages; one World: Engaging American Ex-Pats in the host Community
12:15-1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:30-2:45pm Concurrent sessions #2
  • Analco 1: Experience the Fulbright Difference: Travel with Us
  • La Pastora 2: Developing and Maintaining Long-Term Research and Training Collaborations Post-Fulbright
  • Auditorio Angelópolis: Sustainable Development for Climate Change Mitigation, Adaption, and Resilience in Maya Communities in the Yucatan Peninsula
  • La Esperanza: Arts as Agents of Identity and Community
2:45-3:15pm Coffee break
3:30-5:00pm Cohen Dance Lecture - Jonathan Hollander
5:15pm Conference participants return to hotels
6:30-10:00pm Gala Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and Chapter Awards at the San Pedro Art Museum


Saturday, November 3

7:00am-5:00pm Registration
7:30am-8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am-9:00am FA Business Meeting
9:00am-10:10am Poster Presentation Sessions and Networking
10:15am-11:30am Concurrent Sessions #3
  • La Violeta 1: Nuestros Manos y Corazones, A Social Justice Response to Natural Disasters
  • La Violeta 2: Dulegil, Ion Dubh and Yum Cha: Travels in Poetic Language
  • La Oriental 1: Human Rights and the Haitian Revolution
  • La Oriental 2: After India: Applying the ETA Experience as Alumni to further International education, Student Development, and Positive Social Change
  • La Esperanza: From Local to Global: The case of Balloon Latam and their work with Latin American communities-Desarrollo desde lo local a lo global: El caso de Balloon Latam y su trabajo con comunidades latinoamericanas.
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch on own
1:15pm-2:30pm Concurrent sessions #4
  • La Violeta 1: Amplifying Latino Voices in Hollywood
  • La Violeta 2:
    • Mobility for Indigenous Youth Through Higher Education & International Programs
    • Improving Women's Socio-Economic Status in Algeria and Costa Rica: Non-Formal Educational Workshops
  • La Oriental 1:
    • Transforming Public Schools in Colombia through Rectores Lideres Transformadores
    • Isolation or Inclusion? Syrian Refugee Students in Turkish Education System
  • La Esperanza: Dance Workshop – Battery Dance Company
2:30pm-3:00pm Coffee break
3:00pm-4:15pm Roundtable Discussion Presentations
4:15pm-5:30pm Closing Plenary - TEDxFulbright-style short talks
5:30pm-7:00pm Closing Networking Reception


Sunday, November 4

Morning departure for registrants of the post-conference Insight Trip to Mexico