The time has come for the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) to select content for NAFSA’s 2012 Annual Conference in Houston, TX. This weekend, the ACC is heading to Houston to select the sessions and current topics workshops for the conference. We had more than 100 reviewers help us make our decisions on the 400-plus proposals, and we’re excited about what we’ve seen. As we dig into the creation of the Houston program, we’re especially looking to highlight this year’s theme, Comprehensive Internationalization: Vision and Practice. We’re looking forward to this process, and want to hear what YOU want to see from this year’s conference!

What’s keeping you up at night? What was missing from session or workshop content at the 2011 annual conference? How can we make the conference even better for you? Let us know by adding your comments to this post.

If you submitted a session or workshop proposal, you’ll be hearing back from us by late November. In the meantime, you still have time to submit poster proposals. A poster is a visual presentation where you engage with attendees one-on-one about your topic. You can submit a poster proposal until December 15. Learn more about the types of poster proposals we’re looking for. I look forward to hearing all of your feedback, and to seeing you in Houston in May!

Joël GallegosJoël Gallegos is the content team chair on the 2012 ACC. He is also the assistant provost for international programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Gallegos is the chair of the UNC Exchange Program advisory board and vice chair of CIEE's Academic Consortium Board. He is an active member of NAFSA, EAIE, AIEA and serves on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte. Previously, he served as the director of education abroad at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and was director of study abroad at the University of Toledo.