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Our Speakers at the 37th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience®

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We are so excited to be headed to San Antonio, Texas on February 10th for the  37th 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 a listing of the events we are hosting that feature our speakers. Please contact us if you are interested in attending or would like more information on any of the events, or RSVP here. Can’t make it to San Antonio? 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 37th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience®

Saturday, February 10th

Saturday Dinner
7:45pm – 9:30pm, The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, Salon A, B, C

Featuring Omar El Akkad (American War), Lauren Markham (The Far Away Brothers), Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers), and John Freeman (editor of Tales of Two Americas)

To RSVP, visit the Common Reads website.

Omar El Akkad

Award-winning journalist and author of the debut novel American War

Lauren Markham

Journalist and author of The Far Away Brothers

Private: Imbolo Mbue

Author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning debut novel, Behold the Dreamers


Sunday, February 11th

Sunday Lunch
12:30pm – 2:00pm, The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, Salon A, B, C

Featuring Francisco Cantú (The Line Becomes a River), Franklin Foer (World Without Mind), Yaa Gyasi (Homegoing) and Nate Blakeslee (American Wolf)

To RSVP, visit the Common Reads website.

Francisco Cantú

Former US Border Patrol Agent and author of The Line Becomes a River

Franklin Foer

National correspondent for The Atlantic, New America Foundation fellow, and former editor of The New Republic

Yaa Gyasi

Debut novelist of Homegoing and recipient of the National Book Foundation’s ‘Under 35’ award

 

Cl-100: Empowering Students to Design College, “Designing Your Stanford” Course Insights
4:45pm – 5:45 pm, The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, Lone Star B

Featuring Dave Evans (Designing Your Life)

Dave Evans

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

For more 2018 First-Year Experience events, visit the Common Reads website