Highlights

35th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience®

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We are so excited to be headed to Orlando, Florida on Februray 20th for the 35th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience®!

The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience focuses on supporting student learning, development, and success in the first college year. In addition to the numerous conference sessions that happen throughout the weekend, Penguin Random House will be hosting a series of author events to allow participants to hear from some of our best speakers for college audiences.

Below is listing of the events we are hosting. Please contact us if you are interested in attending or would like more information on any of the events. Can’t make it to Orlando? Not to fear! Be sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates and check back here after the conference for a comprehensive blog post on our time at the conference.

Penguin Random House Events at the 35th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience®

 

Saturday, February 20th

7:45PM: Joint Publisher Event

Featuring Cristina Henriquez, Colin Bevan, Azar Nafisi, Claudia Rankine

The Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Grand Ballroom Salon A

To RSVP: email speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com. Please include the full name and school affiliation of all attendees.

Cristina Henríquez

Critically acclaimed author of The Book of Unknown Americans

 

 Sunday, February 21st

 6:00PM: Cocktails and Conversation Event

Featuring Travis Mills and Dan-el Padilla Peralta in conversation with Larisa Macfarquhar

The Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Executive Ballroom Salon H

To RSVP: email speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com. Please include the full name and school affiliation of all attendees.

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Princeton University professor and author of Undocumented

Monday, February 22nd

11:30AM: Random House Authors Luncheon

Featuring Travis Mills, Gary Shteyngart, Jill Levoy, Sister Abegail Nhleko, Kenji Yoshino

The Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Grand Ballroom Salon A

To RSVP: email speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com. Please include the full name and school affiliation of all attendees.

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Gary Shteyngart

New York Times bestselling author of Little Failure, Super Sad True Love Story, and Absurdistan.

11:30AM: Penguin and Harper Collins Authors Luncheon

Featuring Dan-el Padilla Peralta,  Celeste Ng, J. Ryan StradalLarissa Macfarquhar, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow

 

The Rosen Centre Hotel Orlando, Grand Ballroom Salon B

To RSVP: email speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com. Please include the full name and school affiliation of all attendees.

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Princeton University professor and author of Undocumented

Celeste Ng

Author of the New York Times bestseller Everything I Never Told You

J. Ryan Stradal

New York Times-bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest