Connecting Hearts and Minds for Global Change

The schedule for the Fulbright Association’s 42nd annual conference explores public diplomacy, showcases the research, work, and talents of Fulbright alumni and friends of international education, and mobilizes the Fulbright community through an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Conference events will take place from October 24 to 26, with post-conference workshops taking place on Sunday, October 27.

Please note that the following schedule is still subject to adjustment, and more information will be forthcoming.


Thursday, October 24

  • Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Begins with breakfast briefing at 8:00 am then followed by scheduled visits all day.
  • Opening Reception in the evening


Friday, October 25

  • Opening Plenary on Public Diplomacy
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Fulbright Advisor Workshop - Scholar Program
  • Individual Career Counseling Appointments
  • Poster Sessions
  • Career Fair
  • Reception at the Ambassador of Poland's residence, marking the 60th anniversary of the US/Polish Fulbright Program


Saturday, October 26

  • FA Member Business Meeting
  • Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture (Plenary)
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Research Roundtable Discussions
  • Fulbright Talks TEDx style (Plenary)
  • Awards Gala: featuring the Lifetime Achievement Award, Chapter Awards, and guest speakers


Sunday, October 27

  • Chapter Leadership Workshop (open to current Chapter board members only)