Reasons You Must Attend the Conference

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Proposals

The NAFSA Annual Conference is the place to connect with more international education professionals than you'll find at any other conference in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to join NAFSA for the ultimate event in the field of international education.

“The NAFSA Annual Conference is a unique blend of information gathering, networking, professional development, and learning about the world of international education. The vast services and information available through the conference will help lead me and my team in the year to come.”
Tisa Thompson, Central Michigan University Global Campus

Partnerships

Explore new partnership opportunities with institutional decisionmakers and influencers.

“I have never been to such a well-coordinated event with so many different countries and institutions represented. The scope of the networking opportunity here is unparalleled.”
Bobbi Hartshorne, Global Student Accommodation Group

Educational Offerings

Over 200 sessions and workshops, 16 poster fairs, and numerous guest speakers offer value for all learning styles and schedules. The breadth of education covered during the conference include best practices, data-driven insights, and trends that give your institution a competitive advantage in an increasingly globalized world.

“The NAFSA Annual Conference is the one event where I can learn something new every day from colleagues I have known for more than 15 years of being in this field.”
Lin Larson, University of California-Berkeley

Personal Connections

Meet with established partners and make new connections around the world in just one week. Visiting the Expo Hall and attending sessions, open meetings, and networking events give you access to colleagues and leaders from every facet of international education.

“This was my first national NAFSA Conference, so of course, I was nervous. However, NAFSA felt so natural- the colleagues I met were so like-minded, the sessions I attended were the epitome of why I am in the international education field, and the networking events were just what I needed to establish my name. This was the best investment I could have possibly made!”
Monica Dugo, SIT Graduate Institute

You should attend if you...

  • Lead or advance internationalization on your campus
  • Work in or support any aspect of an international education office
  • Advise or support study abroad students or international students and scholars
  • Develop or maintain partnerships for your institution
  • Integrate a more global perspective into the curriculum
  • Provide services or products that support the field of international education
  • Are a volunteer working with international students or scholars in your local community
  • Want to make international education your career
  • Wish to expand your network of international educators