NAFSA 2016 Conference in Denver, CO

I just completed a five day photography shoot for NAFSA in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention.  This was my first visit to Denver.  The weather was great, the people were very welcoming and the downtown area was very fun, entertaining, and clean.  

The was my fourth NAFSA conference and I get to see some old friends from prior years.  The current President of NAFSA, Fanta Aw, PhD, is stepping down from her position at NAFSA at the end of this year.  I have included a photo of the two of us below.  She and I have enjoyed a lot of laughs and good conversation over the last four years.  It won't be the same without her next year.  

The Plenary speakers were excellent this year,  David Brooks, Bryan Stevenson, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, and Noble Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi all gave inspiring speeches.  

And as I posted before, Aloe Blacc kicked off the event on Tuesday evening with a great performance.

Next year we are headed to Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center.  I have photographed a number of events there in the past.  A matter of fact, I will be there next month for the IDEA Personal Trainer Conference.  

David Brooks - NAFSA Plenary Opening Speaker

I had the opportunity to meet and photograph David Brooks yesterday at the NAFSA Conference in Denver, CO.  David was a pleasure to work with and and an excellent speaker.  He is one of the best that I have heard at the NAFSA conferences.

David is a columnist for the New York Times, a senior fellow at Yale, and he can be seen frequently on NBC's Meet the Press and on PBS NewsHour.

I am definitely going to buy a copy of his new book "The Road to Character" and read it on my flight back to Washington, DC on Saturday.

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