Annual Conference & ExpoUnique Learning Opportunities

We look forward to seeing you in Boston! 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 23
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Conference Registration
Sunday, May 24
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 25
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)
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Joint NAFSA and University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Seminar: Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan (Day 1)
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The Latin America Forum
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Special Event: Knowledge Community Networking Receptions
Tuesday, May 26
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.-12:00 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 3)
7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Joint NAFSA and University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Seminar: Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan (Day 2)
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. International Education Expo: Opening Ceremony
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on Teacher Education
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on Business Education
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on Project-Based Learning
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. First-Timers Orientation
1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. U.S. Higher Education Partnership Fair
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions and Seminars
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday Plenary Address: Malcolm Gladwell
5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Special Event: Opening Celebration
Wednesday, May 27
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
8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Member Interest Group Meetings
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium for the STEM Fields
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on General Education
10:15 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
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Member Interest Group Meetings
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Poster Fairs
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Member Interest Group Meetings
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday Plenary Address: Shiza Shahid
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Regional Update Meetings
Thursday, May 28
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions and Seminars
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Member Interest Group Meetings
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium for the Health Professions
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions and Seminars 
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
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.      Annual Business Meeting
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: Ishmael Beah
Friday, May 29
7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on Human Rights
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on Legal Education
8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Technology Fair
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions  
3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Friday Plenary Address: Tawakkol Karman
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Special Event: Closing Celebration and Welcome to NAFSA 2016, Denver, Colorado
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ron Moffatt Seminar on Peace and the Global Civil Society (Day 1)
Saturday, May 31
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Ron Moffatt Seminar on Peace and the Global Civil Society (Day 2)

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