NAFSA Online Press Kit - 2016 Annual Conference & Expo

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Looking for leads and sources for cutting-edge stories on international education? The NAFSA annual conference is the world's largest gathering of professionals in international education. An expected 10,000 education, immigration, and foreign policy experts from 100 countries will come together to share insights, data, and new trends that will impact higher education and global learning around the world. Each day ends with a plenary address from a global leader committed to a more secure, peaceful, and better world.

The NAFSA 2016 Annual Conference & Expo Press Kit Is Here

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What: Building Capacity for Global Learning
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
When: Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 1, 2016

Plenary Speakers & Bios

David Brooks
Tuesday, May 31
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

StevensonBryan Stevenson
Wednesday, June 1
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Thursday, June 2
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


Kailash Satyarthi
Friday, June 3
3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Session Information

More than 200 sessions over four days will include representatives from local Denver institutions and experts in topics in international education and exchange, and global learning. Find complete session topic and panelist information online at

NAFSA Expo Hall

Explore this exciting feature of the conference in the America's Center all week, with exhibitors representing hundreds of organizations from around the world, including colleges and universities, study abroad and intensive-English programs, embassies and government agencies, and more. Learn more at Expo Hall hours:

Date Time
Tuesday, May 31 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 2 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

NAFSA Media Pass

Reporters interested in covering the NAFSA annual conference should apply for a NAFSA Media Pass in advance by contacting Alan Fleming ( or the dedicated Media inbox ( by Tuesday, May 24, 2016. After May 24, reporters may register on-site at the NAFSA conference.

Issued media passes provide access the NAFSA Conference and Expo from Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3, including the International Education Expo Hall during its normal operating hours; the daily plenary speaker events; conference sessions; and the opening ceremony and closing reception. Plenary events and all sessions are considered on the record unless otherwise noted. Audio or video recording is not permitted at any plenary.

The following are closed to the news media: conference workshops, private events, special events that require pre-registration or payment of a fee, and meetings of NAFSA leadership and member groups.

Arrival at Conference

Press check-in on-site in Denver begins at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Media passes will not be issued prior to this time.

To collect their Media Pass, reporters must present media credentials, such as a business card or official press badge, as well as photo identification, at check-in.

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