Monday's Postcard from the 2010 Annual Conference & Expo

June 01, 2010

By Jordan Wait

The energy in Kansas City is really picking up as the last of the participants begin to arrive and momentum for opening day builds.

Management Development Program participants entered day two . P reconference Core Education Program Workshops, such as Maximizing Funding for Education Abroad, F-1 Student Advising, and J-1 Regulations for beginners and advanced professionals, got underway, preparing attendees to take on more responsibilities with confidence.

Many attended the screening of Papers, a commanding documentary profiling five undocumented immigrant students in the United States and the challenges of turning 18 without legal status. As high school comes to an end, the students find themselves unable to obtain legal permission to work, obtain a driver's license, or start on a path toward citizenship. The students, who had been raised and educated for most of their lives in the United States, face deportation to countries they do not remember and an end to their dreams of attending college in the country they consider home.

What did you think of the documentary Papers ? If you enjoyed Papers , then you may also be interested in attending Thursday's Conversation with the Author event, featuring Helen Thorpe, author of Just Like Us, at 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For t ickets, visit the Conference Information and Hospitality Desk in Lobby 2200 of the convention center.

Knowledge Community (KC) Networking Receptions ended the night as many attendees reconnected with colleagues and friends over light refreshments. Share your highlights from one of the KC receptions!


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