5th Int'l Ed. Conference to be held 4/18

Published on: April 02, 2008

Fifth Annual International Education Conference Set for April 18.
Register now for annual community event held at Lone Star College-Tomball

The Fifth Annual International Education Conference (IEC) is set for Friday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lone Star College-Tomball.

The annual IEC, hosted by the Lone Star College System and the Gulf Coast International Education Consortium, is open to all faculty, administrators, community leaders, and college and high school students in the Texas Gulf Coast region and is an opportunity to discuss global issues and highlight best practices in international education.

The theme of this year's conference is Global Issues: Economy, Energy, Environment. The event will include a variety of presentations on international topics and exhibitors, as well as a poster contest for community college students from across the state.

Emmy award winning Channel 13 news anchor Art Rascon will be the conference's opening speaker and Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. Michael E. Webber will give the keynote address on Brazil's Ethanol fuel program.

Registration for the IEC conference is $30 for adults ($35 for online registration) and $15 for students. For specific conference registration information, please visit www.lonestar.edu/113334/.

Lone Star College-Tomball is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway in Tomball.

The Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/.

The Gulf Coast International Consortium consists of Alvin Community College, Brazosport Community College, Galveston College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College System, College of the Mainland, San Jacinto College, and Wharton County Junior College.