Annual Conference & Expo

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  • When: May 24-29
  • Where: St. Louis, MO

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NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Special Thanks

A week dedicated to global leadership issues, learning, networking, and positive change

NAFSA thanks our amazing members and attendees, member-leaders, partners, and friends who joined us in Washington D.C., for the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo. More than 10,000 international educators from over 100 countries gathered to collaborate and learn from each other through a comprehensive program of preconference workshops, educational sessions, networking opportunities, inspiring plenary speakers, and special events.

NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo Warm Welcome to All

Global meets local: International educators as innovators and advocates

We look forward to meeting you in St. Louis, Missouri, next year for NAFSA 2020, where the conference theme will be "Innovate, Influence, Impact." The program will feature innovations in international education and highlight the role that the field plays in creating welcoming communities, supporting human rights, and advocating for social justice. The conference will provide a platform for dialogue and exchange of best practices, and it will focus on how international education contributes to and revitalizes local economies. NAFSA is proud to note that social justice leaders and organizations in St. Louis are pleased to host the NAFSA Annual Conference because of the values we represent. We hope to see you there!

Call for Proposals

Workshops, Sessions, and Poster Fairs

NAFSA invites you to submit a proposal to share how you respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative ways; how you make in impact in the work that you do; and how you influence and inspire, not only your peers, but also future generations. Our NAFSA 2020 conference theme, “Innovate, Influence, Innovate” fosters a dialogue and exchange of ideas among practitioners and leaders. Learn how to submit a proposal and access resources to prepare the best proposal possible.

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2019 Plenary Speakers

Learn about distinguished speakers who shared their worldviews at NAFSA 2019