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2019 BC World Conference

The 2019 BC World Conference is organized by The American College in Spain a Broward College International Center in collaboration with Broward College. The Conference will be held in Marbella, Spain and the sessions will be held in the conference facilities at the Alanda Hotel Marbella where attendees will also be accommodated. Marbella, a cosmopolitan city (inhabited by 137 nationalities) renowned for its beautiful climate is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Strait of Gibraltar.

This year, there will be two tracks, one for new and potential partners and another for existing partners. Attendees are encouraged to arrive May 12, 2019 to take advantage of the welcome cocktail reception before the Conference commences on the morning of May 13, 2019. The Conference will close on May 16, 2019 with a farewell dinner. 

We look forward to reconnecting with representatives from our international centers and affiliates, our fellow universities' counterparts and building new friendships with institutions who will be joining us in Marbella, Spain.  

For assistance and/or more information on any of the items listed below, please email the respective email addresses and copy Janice Toh (

  • Conference Registrations         
  • Hospitality & Accommodation   
  • Trade Show Area & Sponsorship 
Conference Program

This preliminary Conference Program is tentative and subject to change without notice.   

Kindly note that this tentative List of Presenters is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice. 

Broward College
• President Gregory A. Haile, Esq.
• Dr. David Moore, Executive Director International Education, SACSCOC Liaison
• Dr. Scott Mason. District Director International Education
• Dr. Maria Bernal, District Director International Student Success
• Dr. Mildred Coyne, Executive Director, Workforce Education & Economic Development
• Ms. Rosey Yang, District Director Center for Global Education & Commerce
• Ms. Karen Lee Murphy, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs/College Registrar
• Professor Victoria Noorzai, English for Academic Purposes Assistant Professor
• Dr. Dominique Charlotteaux, Senior Professor of Education
• Professor Krzysztof Bryniuk, Accounting Assistant Professor
• Professor Chad Stewart, English Assistant Professor
• Ms. Violeta Rivera, Program Coordinator Study Abroad & Global Engagement
• Dr. Jeanne Christ, Business Senior Professor
• Dr. Pedro Oliveira, Philosophy and Religion Senior Professor
• Dr. Andrea Apa, English for Academic Purposes Senior Professor
• Professor Claudia Sahagun, Spanish Assistant Professor
• Dr. Tai Houser, Associate Professor, English
• Professor Chad Stewart, English Assistant Professor
• Mr. Russell McCaffery, Dean of Transportation Programs
• Ms. Regina Carvalho, District Director, International Student Enrollment Service

The American College in Spain
• Ms. Melissa Butler, Campus Director

The American College for Higher Education, Sri Lanka 
• Dr. Padmini Sirimanne, Campus Director of Studies

Lingua Language Center
• Ms. Andreina Ojeda, President
• Mr. Erwin Richter, General Manager 

Invited Institutions
The following institutions have been invited to attend the Conference. 
Marbella, Spain
Marbella (which means beautiful sea) is a chic city situated in southern Spain's Costa del Sol. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, in the foothills of the Seirra Blanca, Marbella is renowned for its gorgeous climate making it a key tourist destination in Europe. Marbella is a beautiful marriage of cultures, with hints of its former Roman and Moorish occupation interfused with Castilian Rennaisance heritage. 

Enjoy its open-air collection of Catalonia-born Salvador Dali's sculptures, Picasso's works in museums, music festivals or a stroll along its pristine beaches as you imbibe in the local flavors of Marbella or experience fine dining in one of five restaurants awarded with a Michelin star.

Conference attendees will be accommodated at Alanda Hotel Marbella where Conference sessions will also be held.



Kindly note that the following is a tentative list of activities and are subject to change without notice.

Welcome Cocktail Reception, May 12th, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Visit to Gibraltar, May 13th, 2019 @ 2:00 PM followed by Welcome Dinner

Tour of Marbella & "Espeto" at the Beach, May 14th, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Farewell Dinner, May 16th, 2019 at 8:30 PM

To find out more, visit Broward College World Conference Activities page.

Organizing Team

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Melissa Butler

ACS - Director

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Pancho Campo

Chrand Marketing & Events - CEO
Marketing Director for ACS

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Paulina Bacqué

Director of Administration

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Roberta Simeoni

ACS Registrar

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Patricia Jiménez

IT & Marketing

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Rony Bacque

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