About 10,000 international educators gather in Boston this week for the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2015 Annual Conference & Expo, and Suffolk University is a significant participant.

Suffolk is a sponsor of the event, which attracts educators from around the world. The University will participate both at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where the event will run all week, and on campus. Highlights include:

  • Sponsorship of the convention Wi-Fi log-in page, which will take users to a Suffolk splash page
  • History Department Chair and noted Boston historian Robert Allison will present on Boston history from the NAFSA Soundstage. He will include snippets from the University’s “History of Boston” massive open online course (MOOC).
  • I-Engage Talks – NAFSA’s version of Ted Talks – featuring two Suffolk alumni, Boston Police Superintendent William B. Evans and Rosana Wan, author of The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams: A Cookbook
  • A Suffolk University booth exhibit

The University also will be hosting campus tours for convention participants, along with workshops, trainings, meetings, and receptions on campus.

“NAFSA is the most important venue for international educators in the world,” said Kathleen Sparaco, director of the University’s Center for International Programs and Services. “And it’s in our own backyard. It really allows us to flex our muscles among the biggest players in international education, because we do so much in that area. There are opportunities to establish new partnerships, new agreements, and see what’s around the corner as well.”