Conference Schedule

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2017 Registration

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles, California for the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo. 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, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.

Saturday, May 27
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Conference Registration
Sunday, May 28
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Conference Registration
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 29
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-in
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 2)
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Regulatory Compliance for Education Abroad Risk Management: A NAFSA and URMIA Seminar
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Latin America Forum
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. First-Timer’s Networking
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Special Event: Knowledge Community Networking Receptions
   
Tuesday, May 30
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Symposium on Leadership
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
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium on Teacher Education
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, Isabel Wilkerson
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Special Event: Opening Celebration
Wednesday, May 31
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
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
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium on Global Learning Colloquium on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design (STEAM'D)
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium on Assessment
10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Africa Forum
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Poster Fairs
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday Plenary Address, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Thursday, June 1
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Secondary School Assembly
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium on Legal Education
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Poster Fairs
10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Dedicated Expo Hall Time *No concurrent sessions scheduled at this time
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Community Colleges Luncheon
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Liberal Arts Institutions and Women’s Colleges Luncheon
2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday Plenary Address, Shirin Ebadi
Friday, June 2
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Expo Hall
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Secondary School Assembly
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Technology Fair
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Pathways to Peace Luncheon
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Closing Plenary Address, Abigail E. Disney
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Special Event: Closing Celebration and Welcome to NAFSA 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Testimonial

The NAFSA Conference is a great way to initiate, develop, or enhance your ability to be a leader in international education. The networking opportunities, in-depth sessions on relevant topics, and insightful conversations with like-minded people from around the world cannot be found anywhere else! Frank Bowman, Hiram College