Conference Schedule

Annual Conference & Exporegistration

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
7:00 a.m.-5:30 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
7:00 a.m.-7:00 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
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Latin America Forum
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. First-Timer’s Networking
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Special Event: Knowledge Community Networking Receptions
   
Tuesday, May 30
7:00 a.m.-6:00 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
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 31
7:00 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
10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
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
Thursday, June 1
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
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
Friday, June 2
7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Conference Registration
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
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
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