On August 7- 8, 2010, the Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange held its 9th biennial conference on Education for the New Age: Tradition, Reform, Innovation. The conference took place in the town in Bansko and immediately preceded the 9th Fulbright International Institute (www.fisi-bg.info).
The conference was officially opened by Dr. Julia Stefanova, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission, Susan Sutton, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy, and Alexander Kravarov, Mayor of Bansko. A total of 85 participants from Bulgaria, the US, Greece and Poland took part in panels, plenary sessions and workshops covering a wide range of topics relating to the global and regional trends in education, the increasing role of international education, the ongoing reform in Bulgarian school and university education, good practices and innovative projects, and many more. The conference was closed with a lecture on Education at Sofia University by Professor Ivan Ilchev, Rector of Sofia University.