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2024 NAFSA Annual Conference

2024 NAFSA Annual Conference


May 28 - 31, 2024

We Are At

Booth 1421


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center | New Orleans, LA


CEA CAPA will be hosting a Happy Hour on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. Reach out to your Regional Director for your invite!

2024 NAFSA Annual Conference Highlights

CEA CAPA will be attending NAFSA's Annual Conference, ready to engage our peers in a stimulating, inspiring exchange of ideas. We’re excited to lead and participate in discussions with international education thought leaders about emerging trends, timely topics, and reconnect with a community that’s dedicated and passionate about the lifechanging work we accomplish together. 

Our attendees look forward to connecting with and hearing from you. Schedule a time here to meet with one of our attendees. 

CEA CAPA Staff Attendees: 
Dr. Martha Johnson – Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Dr. Lou Berends – Dean and Vice President of Academic Partnerships
Caroline Walsh - Senior Vice President, Program Development
Stacy McKay Benander– Vice President of Institutional Relations East
Tim Boubek - Vice President of Institutional Relations West
Paul Hopkinson - Vice President of Institutional Relations Central
Aaron Yerkes - Vice President of Partnership Development
Shawna Parker – Vice President, Communications & Partner Marketing
Alexandra Mitchell - Senior Director of Regional Programs 
Gina Mahfood - Senior Director of Enrollment
Jayna Winn - Senior Director, Custom Programs
Dr. Stina Dufour - Dean of Global Programs and Academic Administration
Derek Shepard - Regional Director
Sara Fulmer - Regional Director
Kira Rysiewicz - Partnership Director, Institutional Relations
Seth Weil - Partnership Director, Institutional Relations
Heather Gregg-Reed - Director, Student Engagement 
Kayla McGuire - Student Advising and Retention Manager
Whitney Sherman - Academic Affairs Manager 
Tricia Andrews - Events Manager


CEA CAPA Session Presentations 


MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024 

WS11: Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

CEA CAPA Presenter: Dr. Stina Dufour


WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024 

Deep End, No Life Jacket: Calling All New Education Abroad Leaders

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

CEA CAPA Presenter: Paul Hopkinson 

Sustainability: The Key to Engaging Community Colleges in Education Abroad

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

CEA CAPA Presenter: Dr. Lou Berends

Beyond A Deficit Mindset: Valuing First-Generation Students in Study Abroad

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

CEA CAPA Presenter: Seth Weil 


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024

 A Newcomer's Guide to the Galaxy of Education Abroad

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM

CEA CAPA Presenter: Aaron Yerkes

Renewing Practice and Policy for Student Success

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

CEA CAPA Presenter: Dr. Stina Dufour


FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024

Can I Say That? EA Advising for Modern Politics

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

CEA CAPA Presenter: Seth Weil