Annual Conference & Exporegistration

Registration Deadlines and Rates

More information regarding registration for the 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, California will be posted as soon as it is available.

Important Dates
March 1, 2017 Registration & Hotel Reservations Open
April 14, 2017 Early-Bird Registration Closes 11:59 p.m. EDT
June 2, 2017 Online Registration Closes

Questions about Registration?

Contact Information
Domestic (U.S.) Phone Number 888-769-7862
International Phone Number 240-439-2960
General Registration E-mail
Exhibitor Registration E-mail

Methods of Payment

  • Make your conference registration check payable in U.S. dollars (drawn on a U.S. bank) to NAFSA 2017.
  • Institutional checks must indicate names of participants. Any check received without names will be returned to the institution with a request for clarification.
Credit Card
  • NAFSA accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards as forms of payment.
  • Complete credit card information must be provided with online registration or on the registration form .
Please Note
  • Institutional purchase orders are not accepted as payment.
  • Wire transfers will be accepted for registrants outside the United States. For more information, please contact NAFSA's accounting department at +1.202.737.3699, ext. 2560, or
  • Traveler's checks in U.S. dollars are accepted as payment only at on-site registration.
  • Registration forms will not be processed without full payment.
  • Faxed or online registrations will be considered originals. Do not mail your registration form after you have registered by fax or online, as your credit card may be charged more than once.
  • Individuals may register for a single day's attendance using the daily registration rates. Daily rates will give you access to all of that day's offerings.


As an IE professional with over 15 years in the field I continue to see the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo as the highlight of my year!Kati Anderson Bell, Dominican University of California

Included in Full Conference Registration

Open to all full conference registrants:

  • Four plenary addresses
  • Expo Hall and the NAFSA Pavilion
  • Sessions and seminars
  • Knowledge Community networking receptions
  • Poster fairs
  • Knowledge Community update meetings
  • Member Interest Group meetings
  • Regional meetings
  • Open meetings and roundtables
  • Opening Celebration and Closing Celebration
  • NAFSA 2017 App download
  • Career Center
  • Campus visits
  • U.S. Higher Education Partnership Fair
  • Africa Forum

Requires an Additional Fee

More detailed information on NAFSA 2017 will be coming soon.


Please request accessibility services when you register. When making hotel reservations, be sure to communicate your needs in the “Room Type Requested” area of the form. For further assistance, please contact NAFSA Conferences and Meetings Department, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005-4701 USA or e-mail by April 1, 2017.

Confirmation and Registration Materials

NAFSA will send registration confirmation via e-mail to those who preregister. Please bring your confirmation with you to the conference. Preregistered attendees may stop by NAFSA Registration located in the Convention Center to pick up registration materials, which include tote bag, conference program, name badge, and tickets.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Changes to Registration

  • Cancellation or request for changes to conference registration, workshop registration, and registration for Unique Learning Opportunities must be made in writing and received no later than Friday, May 5, 2017. Any cancellations received after May 5 will not be refunded.
  • Refunds, if approved, will be processed four to six weeks after the conference.
  • If payment is made by credit card, a credit will be issued to your credit card account; otherwise, a refund check will be issued.
  • There are no refunds for special event registrations unless the event is sold out or cancelled.
  • A $100 (USD) cancellation fee will be deducted from conference registration refunds and a $100 (USD) cancellation fee will be deducted from workshop and NAFSA Signature Program registration refunds up to a $200 (USD) maximum deduction for multiple cancellations. Changes to a preconference workshop registration will result in a $25 change fee per workshop. If NAFSA cancels a workshop, you will receive notification of the cancellation and a full refund.
  • All requests for changes, cancellations, and refunds must be made in writing and received no later than Friday, May 5, 2017. Please send requests by e-mail to, by fax to +1.301.694.5124, or mail to:
    Attn: NAFSA 2017
    C/O Experient
    5202 Presidents Court, Suite G100
    Frederick, MD 21703 USA

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

NAFSA will build a photo, quote, and video library of the NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo. As a participant in this event, you may be photographed in group shots. NAFSA has the right to use group images in photographs, videotapes, and electronic reproduction. In the event that we interview, film, and record your words, NAFSA will seek your express permission.


NAFSA membership allows the dues-paying individual of record (whether personal or institutional payment) to receive the special member rate. Member pricing for conference registration and other conference events is available only to members in good standing whose current membership expires on or after June 30, 2017. The last date to transfer NAFSA membership from one person to another within an institution is February 25, 2017. After that date, membership may be transferred in the new dues year, beginning July 1, 2017. The only exception is for staff members who leave the institution of record; such cases will be handled on a case-by-case basis by NAFSA's Communications and Advancement Department.

NAFSA members will save $300 when registering for the full conference. Become a member when you register for the conference and take advantage of member pricing. Visit for a list of all of the benefits of NAFSA membership.

Questions? E-mail or call +1.202.737.3699.

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