On my schedule today, I’ll be joining our international attendees for an orientation from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Room 274 and first-time attendees for a speed networking session from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grand Ballroom AB. Both of these events are helpful if you are new to the conference and networking is one of your primary objectives. And of course I’ll be making the rounds at the Knowledge Community Networking Receptions this evening between 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. I always love these events as they are a chance to reconnect with my colleagues and meet new ones. I also have a behind-the-scenes rehearsal for the plenaries, which means I need to finalize my welcoming remarks today.

I’m also planning to pop in to the NAFSA Career Advancement Center. I’ve seen the schedule and there is some really great programming taking place this week. I encourage you to drop in or to take a look online.

And, as I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be leaving you with a question to discuss with me if we run into each other during the day (or evening!). The question for today is: what one session are you most excited about this week … and why?