2018 Annual Conference: Schedule

We are happy to announce the upcoming 2018 annual conference’s schedule. Please note that there may be further additions and the schedule will be updated on a regular basis.

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.

Fulbright Program Advisors (FPA) 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.

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. You have to register to attend this workshop. It is open to all chapter board members and any alumni interested in starting a new chapter.



Thursday, November 1

7:30-9:00am Registration and check in for pre-conference workshop attendees
8:30am Board & EDs depart for UDLA
8:30am FPA Workshop attendees  depart from CC for visits to ETA placement sites
8:30am US chapter leaders depart to UPAEP for pre-conference workshop on Chapter Management
9:30am-4:30pm FA Board of Directors Meeting
9:30am-4:30pm Fulbright Commission Executive Directors Meeting
9:00-12:00pm Chapter Management Workshop
12:15pm-1:30 pm FPA Arrive to host campus for lunch with reps. form Mexican universities and participants from Chapter Management workshop
1:30pm-4:30pm Both workshops meet Chapter leaders meet with Mexican alumni on alumni programming
3:00pm-5:00pm Registration open
5:00pm Transportation provided to Welcome Reception from UPAEP, UDLA & CC
5:30pm-7:30pm Welcome reception at Museum de Baroque
7:30pm Buses Depart back to hotels


Friday, November 2

7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am Poster Sessions set up for whole conference
9:00-10:30am Open Plenary Session
10:30-11:00am Coffee break in with poster sessions
11:00am-12:15pm Concurrent Sessions #1
12:15-1:15pm Lunch on own
1:30-2:45pm Concurrent sessions #2
2:45-3:15pm Coffee break
3:30-5:00pm Cohen Dance Lecture
5:15pm Conference participants return to hotels
6:30-10:00pm Gala/Lifetime Achievement Award, Chapter Awards and  Dinner


Saturday, November 3

7:00am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-8:30am Continental Breakfast served
8:30am-9:00am FA Business Meeting
9:00am-10:10am Poster Sessions and networking
10:15am-11:30am Concurrent Sessions #3
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch on own
1:15pm-2:30pm Concurrent sessions #4
2:30pm-3:00pm Coffee break
3:00pm-4:15pm Round table discussions
4:15pm-5:30pm Closing Plenary Session
5:30pm-7:00pm Closing networking Reception


Sunday, November 4

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