Special Events

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2017 Registration

Knowledge Community Networking Receptions

Monday, May 29, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Five networking receptions allow you to gather with colleagues and friends who share a professional focus in:

  • Education Abroad (EA)
  • International Education Leadership (IEL)
  • International Enrollment Management (IEM)
  • International Student and Scholar Services
    Sponsored by Sunapsis
  • Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

All registered attendees are welcome at each reception. Food stations and cash bar available. Guest tickets are not available. Preregistration required.

First-Timers Breakfast Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Tuesday, May 30, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Jump start your conference week by joining other first-timers and NAFSA leaders for a networking breakfast.

Morning Yoga Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Wednesday, May 31, 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m.
Join fellow conference participants to start the day with a 50-minute yoga session. A professional instructor will lead the class, and towels will be provided. Sponsored by iTep.

Campus Visits

Explore colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area. Meet colleagues and learn more about the facilities, programs, and services at each campus. Each visit is free, but require advance registration. Register early as space is limited. Learn more at www.nafsa.org/ac17campusvisits.

NAFSA Community Celebration

Join your fellow attendees for a memorable evening of music, fun, and positivity immediately after the opening plenary address. Gather with friends and colleagues at our community celebration that includes a special concert by Ozomatli. This even includes food and one drink ticket per person (beer, wine, and soft drinks). You must check that you are attending in your registration to receive a complimentary drink ticket. Cash bars available. 

 

Closing Celebration

Friday, June 2, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Share memories of the week in Los Angeles and look ahead to the next exciting conference destination - Philadelphia, "The City of Brotherly Love," featuring historic sites and unique restaurants and neighborhoods. Representatives from Philadelphia will be on hand to provide information on all that this exciting city has to offer. Food stations and cash bar available. Closing Celebration is included with conference registration. For guest tickets available for purchase. 

NAFSA Film Festival Features Preregistration fee and ticket required.

The NAFSA International Film Festival will include films and special programming for Los Angeles. Multiple feature films will be screened at the Convention Center. The NAFSA Soundstage will host short and animated films, filmmaker interviews, and panel discussions. Feature film tickets require an additional fee. Learn more at www.nafsa.org/filmfest17.

Cosponsored by Education New Zealand, New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts, and Human Rights Watch.

Networking Luncheons

Diversity and Inclusion Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Wednesday, May 31, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Community Colleges Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Thursday, June 1, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Liberal Arts Institutions and Women's Colleges Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Thursday, June 1, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Mount Saint Mary's University

Pathways to Peace Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Friday, June 2, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Learn more.

Latin American Forum   Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Monday, May 29, 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Now in its sixth year, this NAFSA pre-conference seminar engages expert speakers on issues related to strengthening international partnerships and collaboration with Latin America, and provides networking opportunities with colleagues from around the region. Learn more.

Africa Forum

Wednesday, May 31, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This inaugural NAFSA conference seminar will engage expert speakers on issues related to strengthening international partnerships and collaboration with Africa, and provide networking opportunities with colleagues from around the continent and the world. Learn more.