The 36th. Annual Luso-American Education Foundation Conference will take place this year in San Jose, on April 19-22. The theme of the conference is Community Building Through Education and Technology. The events, which will be open to the general public, will occur at San Jose State University, Portuguese Athletic Club and the Portuguese Museum at Kelley Park. The objectives of the conference are to connect all segments of the Portuguese community with the world of education and technology, with particular relevance given to educational and cultural institutions engaged in the teaching of Portuguese Language and Culture.
The program for Friday, April 20, will include an all-day session for high school students at San Jose State University. In the evening, there will be a presentation of an Azorean Traditional Nativity Scene at the Portuguese Museum in Kelley Park at 7pm.
The program for Saturday, April 21, will begin with an opening session at San Jose State University, followed by several workshops on various subjects of interest, such as Portuguese language and culture, technology, research by young Portuguese-Americans, and genealogy. Sessions will be in English and Portuguese. Lunch will be served at the university while dinner will take place at the Portuguese Athletic Club.
On Sunday, April 22, there will be a one day session on Portuguese Immigrant Women at the Portuguese Athletic Club.
Present at the conference will be several invited guests, including the Portuguese Secretary of State for Communities, José Cesário, the Secretary of Education from the Azorean Regional Government, Cláudia Cardoso, and a Deputy from the Portuguese Assembly, Maria João Ávila.
For more information, please contact the LAEF (email@example.com) or 925-828-3883.