On Sunday, more and more conference-goers arrived in Kansas City. Many of them came to attend the Management Development Program, which will run over the next two and a half days and give attendees an interactive learning experience focused on finding their greatest management strengths and putting them to the best possible use. Other attendees took part in preconference workshops such as F-1 Student Advising and J-1 Regulations.
This year, conference attendees have the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint thanks to NAFSA's partnership with Carbonfund.org. Visit the site to offset your travel to Kansas City and discover other great ways to safeguard the environment. NAFSA is committed to implementing and encouraging practices that will minimize the environmental impact of our annual conference on the environment and we hope you will join us!
If you have time today, why not go for a stroll on the Country Club Plaza—Kansas City boasts more fountains than any other city in the world aside from Rome. If the weather is nice, take a horse-drawn carriage ride and stop by The Classic Cup to sit in the outdoor café and soak up the sun and atmosphere as you enjoy the menu, which features local and organic ingredients. You can also try one of the other great Plaza restaurants. It may be the Midwest, but it's not all rodeos and cowboys out here. Kansas City has a great arts culture. A trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a must, and the spring weather is perfect for the outdoor sculpture garden. You can also head down to the Crossroads to see some of the many great modern art galleries. Don't forget to read other recommendations and share your KC highlights and favorite dining spots with other conference-goers on the NAFSA blog.