Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Registration Now Open for NAFSA's Annual Advocacy Day 2011

Registration for the Annual NAFSA Advocacy Day 2011 has officially opened.  The following information about Advocacy Day 2011 is taken from the NAFSA website:

Join colleagues from across the country in the nation's capital to meet with your members of Congress and their staff to advocate for policies that promote international education.

This event spans two days and comprises an integrated set of advocacy training and practice activities, anchored by visits to each participant's congressional delegation on Capitol Hill.

By attending Advocacy Day, you can
- Explore the fundamentals of advocacy.
- Gain insights into the workings of a congressional office.
- Learn about current political trends as they relate to NAFSA's legislative priorities.
- Share information with your members of Congress about the impact of international education on your campus and  local community

You can access the Advocacy Day 2011 schedule, see photos from Advocacy Day 2010 and register via the NAFSA website here.  Additionally, please note that NAFSA Regions II, VI, VIII and X offer travel grants and you can access further information about these grants via the link above.

Those of you on Twitter who will be attending Advocacy Day 2011 be sure to tweet using the #nafsaAD hashtag.

You may find also this March 27, 2010 IHEC Blog post "Twitter + NAFSA’s Advocacy Day: A Perfect Matchfrom Frank J. Merendino to be of interest!  

Photo credit: Frank J. Merendino from Advocacy Day 2010.

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