Organizing Committee

Aquiles Iglesias

Professor

University of Delaware

Amanda Owen Van Horne

Associate Professor

University of Delaware

Gigliana Melzi

Associate Professor

NYU

Rhea Paul

Professor

Sacred Heart University

Patricia Brooks

Professor

CUNY

Julia Parish-Morris

Research Assistant Professor

University of Pennsylvania

Philly Fun Facts...

  • International Hub-over 1,200 daily flights at Philadelphia International Airport
  • A quarter of US population lives within a 5 hour drive
  • 1st World Heritage City in the US
  • Over 11,500 hotel rooms in Center City
  • 967 food establishments and 327 outdoor cafes
  • City of First (First hospital, first zoo, first medical school in the US, first US Capital)
  • Mural capital of the US (over 2000)
  • Largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside Paris.
  • Nation’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s market
  • U.S. News ranked Philadelphia in the top 15 Best Affordable U.S. Destinations
  • US News ranked Philadelphia as home to the best U.S. historic destinations.
  • Greater Philadelphia ranks as one of the nation’s hubs for higher education
  • Named one of the world’s 10 best cities for parks by Frommer’s.
  • U.S. News ranked Philadelphia in the top 10 Best Nightlife Scenes in the United States.