The Expo Soundstage at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo is hard to miss.

Last year’s inaugural Soundstage kicked off with the booming sounds of ShinDaiko’s traditional Japanese drumming. The experience continued throughout the week with Boston musicians serenading the audience with Irish folk tunes; Johnson & Wales University hosting a lively round of “SharkFest,” a Shark Tank®-style event for international educators; and a fascinating exploration of some Boston history with the city’s Archeological Department.

This year, the NAFSA Soundstage has increased in both scope and volume. With more 30 presentations scheduled over the course of the week, the Soundstage will be delivering a variety of interesting and engaging programming, from a series of short films created by international students and professionals to a demonstration of a cloud-based English language assessment system.

The NAFSA Soundstage is the only conference venue where you can watch back-to-back cultural performances by Hawaiian and Maori dancers before sitting down to learn about trends in recruitment among international baccalaureate students. Get up to speed on the biggest advancements coming out of Welsh academic institutions. Learn how a start-up is using think tanks and research to build better technology to improve education abroad experiences.

The Expo Soundstage is NAFSA’s newest platform for highlighting the exciting innovations and advancements being made by institutions, companies, and organizations in the field of international education. It’s one of the many ways that the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo works to provide expert content and new insights for members and conference attendees.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the must-attend programming at the Expo Soundstage this year. View the full soundstage schedule on the NAFSA website and add some innovation and entertainment to your conference schedule.