Plenary Speakers - NAFSA 2019

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Registration

NAFSA’s plenary speakers will share their unique insights and viewpoints on the challenges and opportunities facing everyone in the ever-changing global landscape. Each day we will unite at the plenaries to reflect, discover, and expand our collective horizon. Be inspired to grow and transform the landscape of international education.

NAFSA will share updates regarding each featured speaker prior to the opening of registration. Return to this page for updates.

Plenary Speakers

Madeleine Albright
Opening Plenary
Dr. Madeleine K. Albright*

May 28, 2019

Colin Powell
Opening Plenary
General Colin L. Powell

May 28, 2019

Esther Brimmer
Opening Plenary
Esther Brimmer, DPhil

May 28, 2019

Jose Andres
Wednesday Plenary
José Andrés

May 29, 2019

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Thursday Plenary
Doris Kearns Goodwin

May 30, 2019

Shankar Vedantam
Friday Plenary
Shankar Vedantam

May 31, 2019

Testimonial

The plenary speakers each had their own special qualities which combined so well to make this conference a memorable one. Rather than just delivering a good message, each speaker challenged us to take action and be a change agent.Paige Ramsey-Hamacher, Saint Leo University

* Portrait of Dr. Madeleine K. Albright by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders