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.

Schedule At A Glance

1

Thursday, October 24

  • Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Begins with breakfast briefing at 8:30 am then followed by scheduled visits all day.
  • Opening Reception (5:00 - 7:30pm) hosted by Marymount University and co-sponsored by the Hungarian Fulbright Commission and the American Hungarian Heritage House. The reception will take place at Marymount University's Ballston Campus (1000 North Glebe Road).
  • Fulbright Documentary (7:30 - 8:45 pm) ARMED WITH FAITH https://www.armedwithfaithfilm.com  by Emmy award winning Pakistani Fulbright alumna, Haya Fatima Iqbal (Marymount University Ballston Campus). This program is co-sponsored by the United States Education Foundation of Pakistan (USEFP).

2

Friday, October 25

  • Opening Plenary on Cultural Exchanges: Impact and Innovation (9:00-10:15am)
  • Concurrent Session #1 (11:00am-12:15pm)
  • Lunch on own (12:15-1:15pm)
  • Concurrent Session #2 (1:30-2:45pm)
  • Overview and current updates for the Fulbright Program (1:30-3:30pm)
  • Individual Career Counseling Sessions for Young Professionals (2:45-5:00pm)
  • Career Fair (2:45-5:00pm)
  • Poster Fair (2:45-5:00pm)
  • Reception at the Ambassador of Poland's residence, cosponsored by the Polish - US Fulbright Commission, marking the 60th anniversary of the Polish -US Fulbright Program (6:30-9:30pm)

3

Saturday, October 26

  • FA Member Business Meeting
  • Plenary - Fulbright Talks (9:15-10:30am)
  • Concurrent Sessions #3 (11:00am-12:15pm)
  • Lunch on own (12:15-1:30pm)
  • Concurrent Session #4 (1:30-2:45pm)
  • Research Roundtable Discussions (3:00-4:30pm)
  • Plenary -Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture(4:30-5:30pm)
    • 2019 Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Awardee: Román Baca
  • Awards Celebration and Ceremony: featuring the Lifetime Achievement Awards and Chapter Awards(6:00-7:00pm)
  • Closing Reception (7:00-9:00pm) [hors d'oeuvres; attire is business casual, cocktail dress, or international dress]

4

Sunday, October 27

  • Chapter Leadership Workshop (open to current Chapter board members only) (8:00am-4:30pm)
  • Optional tour: African American Museum (10:00am)

Detailed Daily Schedule

Thursday, October 24th

Time Event Location
8:00am – 4:00pm Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill Meet at United States Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Auditorium and Atrium (CVC 200)
4:00pm Shuttles pick up Advocacy day participants from the Hill to travel to Marymount University
4:30pm Shuttles leave from Capital View hotel to Marymount University
5:00pm – 7:30pm Opening reception at Marymount University Marymount University (1000 North Glebe Road)
7:30pm – 8:45pm Fulbright documentary, ARMED WITH FAITH by Emmy award winning Pakistani Fulbright alumna, Haya Fatima Iqbal Marymount University (1000 North Glebe Road)

Friday, October 25th

Time Event Location
9:00am – 10:15am Opening Plenary – Cultural Exchanges: Impact and Innovation  Salon 4
10:15am – 10:45am Coffee Break Prefunction outside of Salon 4
11:00am – 12:15pm Concurrent Sessions
Fulbright Students as Cultural Boundary Brokers: Three Case Studies for Educational Change Salon 1
The Application Process: A Panel Discussion with Fulbright Program Advisors Salon 2
Climate Diplomacy – The Fulbright Advantage Salon 3
Leveraging Experience and Thinking Strategically for Fulbright Chapter Development Studio B
Connecting Minds and Hearts for Global Change through Intercultural Agility Studio C
Career Counseling Panel Studio E
12:15am – 1:30pm Lunch on your own
12:15am – 1:30pm 1946 Luncheon (by invitation only) Potomac 1 – Residence Inn
1:45pm – 3:30pm Overview and current updates for the Fulbright Program Studio D
1:30pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Sessions
Building and Strengthening Connections Around the World: Why Global Citizens Must Make Sorting Fact from Fake News a Priority Salon 1
Strengthening Fulbright Association Advocacy Salon 2
Intersectionality of Culture Salon 3
Public Diplomacy and Structural Barriers to Education Studio B
Best Practices for Fulbright Alumni Associations and Chapters Studio C
2:45pm – 5:00pm Coffee Break Prefunction area
2:45pm – 5:00pm Individual Career Counseling Studio E
2:45pm – 5:00pm Career Fair Studio C
3:00pm – 5:00pm Poster Session Prefunction area
5:15pm Buses leave hotel for Polish Ambassador’s Residence Front of Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
6:30pm – 9:30pm Evening Reception Polish Ambassador’s Residence

Saturday, October 26th

Time Event Location
8:15am – 9:00am FA Member Business Meeting Salon 4
9:15am – 10:30am Fulbright Talks Salon 4
10:30am – 11:00am Coffee Break Prefunction outside of Salon 4
11:00am – 12:15pm Concurrent Sessions
Doors to Democracy: Challenges to Global Press Freedom Salon 5
Connecting Communities through Participatory Action Research Salon 6
Connecting People-to-People-to-Places: Culture, Technology and Health Research Salon 7
Public Diplomacy and the Fulbright Program Studio D
Case Studies in Community and Individual Resilience Studio F
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch on your own
12:15pm – 1:30pm Leadership Lunch (by invitation only) Studio B
1:30pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Sessions
Social Media and Cyber Resilience Salon 5
Fulbright Scholar Outcomes and Impact: Development and Testing of Data Driven Assessments Salon 6
The “On the Road” Experiment: Network Building as Public Engagement Salon 7
Tigers, Hearts, and Summits: Connecting Minds for Global Health in Nepal Studio E
Cultural Insights and the Impact of the Fulbright Program Studio F
2:45pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break Prefunction outside of Salon 4
3:00pm – 4:30pm Research Roundtables Salon 4
4:30pm – 5:30pm Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Salon 4
6:00pm – 7:00pm Awards Ceremony Salon 5, 6, and 7
7:00pm – 9:00pm Closing Reception Salon 1, 2, and 3, Prefunction area, and terrace

Sunday, October 27th

Time Event Location
8:00am – 4:30pm Chapter Leadership Workshop (open to current Chapter board members only) Salon D
9:30am Busses leave for African American Museum
10:00am – 1:30pm Optional tour: African American Museum African American Museum