INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

FRANCOPHONE CONFERENCE

July 13, 2009 - Buffalo State College
8:00 a.m. Busses pick up participants at Holiday Inn
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m

Registration and Coffee Reception
Rockwell Hall Lobby

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Rockwell Hall Auditorium

9:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks:  Dr. Serge Rousselle, Directeur
Bureau des Amériques
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
Rockwell Hall Auditorium

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

First Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne Legaré - Université du Québec à Montréal
Rockwell Hall Auditorium

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Break/Refreshments
Rockwell Hall Lobby

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 Second Keynote Speaker: M. Michel Franceus – Echevin des Affaires Culturelles - Wallonie
Rockwell Hall Auditorium

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The leaders of each of the nine groups will brief the assembly and commence open discussion.
Rockwell Hall Auditorium

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Break.  Conference attendees move to Bulger Communication Center
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.         

Group Discussions:
Bulger Communication Center

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Groups Report Out
Bulger Communication Center North

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Group discussion (nine separate rooms).
Discussions within each of the nine groups led by respective coordinators continue
 Bulger Communication Center

4:20 p.m. Bus transportation to hotel
4:30- 7:00 p.m. Bus transportation to and from Niagara Falls Casino or Niagara Clipper
7:30 p.m. Transportation to the Burchfield Penney Art Center
8:00 p.m. Dinner at the Burchfield Penney Art Center
10:00 p.m. Transportation back to the hotel
10:00 p.m. Late night wine and cheese reception at the hotel
   
July 14, 2009 - Buffalo State College
8:00 a.m. Busses pick up participants at Holiday Inn
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  

Coffee Reception
Bulger Communication Center Lobby

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Small group discussion (nine separate rooms).  Priorities and conclusions to be developed
Bulger Communication Center

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break/Refreshments
Bulger Communication Center Lobby

10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Small discussion groups (nine separate rooms).  Final review of draft reports
Bulger Communication Center

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Participants walk from Buffalo State College to Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Museum for lunch and exhibit

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Participants walk from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Museum back to Buffalo State College
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Each group pulls together action plans (nine separate rooms)
Bulger Communication Center

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Break/Refreshments
Bulger Communication Center Lobby

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nine groups report back to all conference attendees in assembly
Bulger Communication Center North

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reception
Bulger Communication Center Lobby
9:00 p.m. Back to Holiday Inn