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NAFSA's annual conference provides a multitude of educational offerings for international education professionals at all levels of experience and in every specialty. These opportunities will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and ideas you need to better serve your organization or institution, move forward in your professional development, and engage effectively with colleagues from around the globe.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver! 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 28
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Conference Registration
Sunday, May 29
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 100,00 Strong in the Americas Workshop
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 30
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
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Orientation for Participants Based Outside of the United States
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 31
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.-9:00 a.m. First-Timers Breakfast
8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Student Mentor Meeting
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops
8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Management Development Program (Day 3)
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.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium on Education for the Health Professions
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium on Teacher Education
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. First-Timers Orientation
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions and Seminars
1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. U.S. Higher Education Partnership Fair
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions and Seminars
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday Plenary Address - David Brooks
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Special Event: Opening Celebration
Wednesday, June 1
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Member Interest Group Meetings
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Poster Fairs
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Expo Hall
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Global Learning Colloquium for the STEM Fields
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
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 - Bryan Stevenson
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Regional Update Meetings
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. NAFSA Film Festival: Difret
Thursday, June 2
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. Global Learning Colloquium on Business Education
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
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 - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. NAFSA Film Festival: He Named Me Malala
Friday, June 3
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. Global Learning Colloquium on General 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
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. Friday Plenary Address - Kailash Satyarthi
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Special Event: Closing Celebration and Welcome to NAFSA 2017, Los Angeles, California
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. NAFSA Ron Moffatt Seminar on Peace and the Global Civil Society (Day 1)
Saturday, June 4
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. NAFSA Ron Moffat Seminar on Peace and the Global Civil Society (Day 2)

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