Program

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

NAFSA's annual conference provides a multitude of educational offerings for international education professionals at all levels of experience and in every specialty. These opportunities will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and ideas you need to better serve your organization or institution, move forward in your professional development, and engage effectively with colleagues from around the globe.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2018. Please note: all events and times are subject to change—check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, as designated by the sign, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.

Sunday, May 27
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
Monday, May 28
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Latin America Forum
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Special Event: Knowledge Community Networking Receptions
Tuesday, May 29
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Symposium on Leadership
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. First-Timers Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 3)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Expo Hall
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. First-Timers Orientation
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. U.S. Higher Education Partnership Fair
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opening Plenary Address
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Special Event: Opening Celebration
Wednesday, May 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Poster Fairs
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Africa Forum
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Poster Fairs
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Plenary Address
Thursday, May 31
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dedicated Expo Hall Time
*No concurrent sessions scheduled at this time
1:00 p.m. - 2:00p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday Plenary Address
Friday, June 1
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Technology Fair
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing Plenary Address
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Special Event: Closing Celebration and Welcome to NAFSA 2019, Washington, DC