Kansas City Highlights: Eat Well Near the Convention Center

May 03, 2010 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Michael Hernandez

This post is the fourth in a series exploring all that Kansas City, Missouri (the location of NAFSA’s 2010 Annual Conference & Expo) has to offer. Thanks to Michael Hernandez of Park University and the 2010 Local Arrangements Team for this contribution. Add your own Kansas City restaurant recommendations and reviews as comments!

Originally I was asked to create a list of 10 restaurants in the conference area priced under $25 for a meal, but I found that most restaurants in Kansas City are under-$25-a-meal places. So, thinking about my love for food and multiple kinds of it, it wasn't hard to come up with a list of restaurants that fit the bill.

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Fire Up for the Conference!

April 20, 2010 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Deb Pierce

The KC conference is going to be great! Yes, you’d expect me to say that, since I’ve spent the last 16 months of my life working to make it an outstanding conference. And, I think I can back up that claim.... See More

Kansas City Highlights: Day Trips

April 19, 2010 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Michael Hernandez

Even though the Kansas City metropolitan area offers many wonderful attractions for you to enjoy during your visit, there are several opportunities to travel to other parts of Missouri and Kansas to experience what else the Midwest offers. The following are short-distance half-day or full-day trips of my own choosing and recommendation... See More

Why Am I Coming to Kansas City?

April 06, 2010 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Diana Lopez

Are you coming to the NAFSA Conference in Kansas City this year? Of course, I'm coming. I, plus a whole lot of other people, planned long and hard for this conference, and there is something for everyone. As usual, there are tons of sessions for newcomers to the field, but this year, we have also identified over 30 sessions for Advanced Professionals, those of us who have been around the block a few times. These sessions will stimulate thinking, question long-held views, and promote new ideas... See More

NAFSA to Screen “Papers” Documentary in Kansas City

March 30, 2010 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Rebecca Shine

I’m delighted that NAFSA has decided to screen Papers at your upcoming conference in Kansas City.  Papers, which I was proud to produce with Graham Street Productions, is a feature-length documentary film that follows five undocumented immigrant students in the United States, exploring the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status and confront the possibility of losing their dream of attending college in the country they consider home. NAFSA will host a screening of Papers during its 62nd Annual Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, May 31 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

When I think about the essence of the film, I’m always reminded of a quote (and also a universal truth) from Eric, a nineteen-year old undocumented youth featured in the film who is struggling with depression and a sense of isolation: "In order to reach your goals, you have to struggle.” Juan Carlos, another of the students who appear in Papers, reiterates this message in the opening sequence: “I don’t know anybody who didn’t have to struggle to get where they want to be.”

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Kansas City Highlights: Jazz and Blues

March 16, 2010 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Jenny Holm

This post is the second in a series exploring all that Kansas City, Missouri (the location of NAFSA’s 2010 Annual Conference & Expo) has to offer. Thanks to Michael Hernandez of Park University and the 2010 Local Arrangements Team for... See More

Kansas City Highlights: A Taste for Barbecue

February 16, 2010 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Jenny Holm

This post is the first in a series exploring all that Kansas City, Missouri (the location of NAFSA's 2010 Annual Conference & Expo) has to offer. Thanks to Michael Hernandez of Park University and the 2010 Local Arrangements Team for this... See More