NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

Join peers and experts at the premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and organizations that support international education for the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, "Global Leadership, Learning, and Change."

Thank you to all poster fair presenters from the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. To recognize all of the time and effort put into poster fair presentations, we asked poster fair attendees to vote for the best posters in each of this year's poster fairs. 

Attendees voted for their favorites in two categories: Best Visual Presentation and Best Content Delivery. Voting was based on the following criteria:

Best Visual Presentation:

  • Is the presentation easy to understand by looking at the graphics?
  • Is the information on the poster easy to follow?

Best Content Delivery:

  • Did the presenter(s) seem prepared to discuss their topic?
  • Was the presentation interactive and conversational?


We would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners for the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo Poster Fairs:

Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Visual Presentation and Content Delivery
Citizen Scientist for Sustainable Development: A New Study Abroad Platform
Chair and Presenter: Gladys Bernett, University of South Florida
Presenter: Jayguer Vasquez, Universidad Tecnologica de Panama
Theme: Uses of Technology and Social Media in International Education

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Visual Presentation
J-1 Student Advising for F-1 Student Advisers (or the Reverse!)
Chair and Presenter: Robert Davis, University of California-Davis
Theme: Model Practices in International Student and Scholar Services

Content Delivery
Reimagining International Student and Scholar Advising
Chair and Presenter: Megan Cale, Kent State University
Presenter: Noelle Brooker, Kent State University
Theme: Model Practices in International Student and Scholar Services

Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Visual Presentation and Content Delivery
Where in the World? Advising for Global Internship Programs
Chair and Presenter: Randeep Kullar, Academic Internship Council
Theme: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Visual Presentation
The Changing Higher Education Regulatory Landscape in India and its Implications
Chair and Presenter: Krista Northup, Sannam S4
Presenter: Lakshmi Iyer, Sannam S4
Theme: Country Fair: Updates on Country and Regional Higher Education

Content Delivery
Finnish Higher Education: Cooperation with U.S.-based Higher Education Institutions
Chair and Presenter: Ulla Härmä, EDUFI
Presenter: Heidi Reese, EDUFI
Theme: Country Fair: Updates on Country and Regional Higher Education

Thursday, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Visual Presentation
University, Not Uniformity
Chair and Presenter: Anya O'Connor, Queen's University Belfast
Presenter: Mary Hassan, Queen's University Belfast
Theme: Increasing Diversity Outreach and Support in International Education

Content Delivery
Leveraging Short Summer Programs to Decrease Melt and Improve Student Success
Chair and Presenter: Misty Wilson, IELTS USA
Presenter: Alison Camacho, Savannah College of Art and Design
Theme: Orientation, Transition, and Retention Programs as an Integral Support Service

Friday, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Visual Presentation and Content Delivery
Using Summer Programs to Support International Student Opportunities
Chair and Presenter: Janet Gomez, Johns Hopkins University
Presenter: Chrishon Blackwell, The George Washington University
Theme: Internationalizing the Campus