Saturday kicked off the preconference activities as registration opened for NAFSA's 62nd Annual Conference & Expo in Kansas City, MO, May 30-June 4, 2010. Attendees from across the globe have begun to arrive.

NAFSA member-leaders and staff are looking forward to seeing you when you arrive in Kansas City. Plan to meet them in the NAFSA Commons. Don't forget to use Conference Connection to learn of room changes, cancellations, and speaker updates to help you easily plan your agenda while you're here in Kansas City.

Not sure where to spend your free time in Kansas City while attending the annual conference? Browse the local events calendar and 2-for-1 deals at Visit KC or the new mobile Web site. You can also review the Kansas City Highlights series on NAFSA's blog for recommendations on barbecue, live jazz, day trips, and restaurants. If you're not attending a full day of preconference activities today, check out blog posts for tips on some of the nearby sites for great midwestern day trips as well as many local events happening this week.

Is this your first time at a NAFSA conference? If so, then don't forget to visit NAFSA's Web site, which features helpful tips and resources just for you. If you're a seasoned NAFSAn, then post a few tips for our first-timers!