More than 300 professionals gathered in Lexington, Kentucky, to join in "taking the reins of international education." Attendees were invited to participate in a conference competition focused on the current challenges in international education and how to solve them. Teams of two were presented with a case, brainstormed solutions, and presented their recommendations to a panel of judges. The winners were announced at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday and awarded with a small prize.
The plenary speech by Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy and all of the workshops, sessions, and networking opportunities were very well received. The special events also set Region VI apart-attendees had the chance to experience two of Kentucky's most well-known traditions, bluegrass and bourbon, by attending a Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour show or touring the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery. And the region's silent auction raised nearly $700 for the local God's Pantry Food Bank.
Next year's conference in Cincinnati, Ohio (Nov 7-10), promises to be another excellent celebration of international education.