Annual Conference & ExpoRegistration Open

The NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference & Expo will be held May 24-29, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts at the:

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

NAFSA Hotel Block

NAFSA has reserved a variety of hotel rooms at different rates and with varying amenities in downtown Boston. Hotel reservations for the NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference & Expo are now open. View information on hotel rates and amenities and then visit to make your reservation.

Important notice regarding online housing reservations:
The software provider for NAFSA’s online housing, Lanyon/PassKey, recently experienced a system outage. Online service has now been restored and our reservation system is back online. However, our conference attendees using the online system may temporarily experience a slower-than-normal reservation process. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.

Hotel reservations must be made directly with the NAFSA 2015 Housing Bureau. Please be aware of unauthorized housing providers.

Important Notice: Official NAFSA hotels in Boston have limited double-occupancy (two-bedded rooms) inventory so we encourage you to make your reservations EARLY.

NAFSA Shuttle Information

NAFSA will provide shuttle service to hotels in the NAFSA room block that are not within walking distance from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Shuttle route maps will be available at each hotel lobby and at the Conference Information and Hospitality Center.

View the shuttle schedule (440kb Adobe PDF)


Ground Transportation

  • Public Transportation: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority offers metro and bus access to many of the city's attractions. Also, check out Hubway, Boston's bike sharing system.
  • Car: Need a place to park? The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center has a limited number of parking spaces available on a first come, first served basis. If the South Lot is full, attendees will be directed to an offsite parking area.

Airport Information

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is 10 minutes from downtown Boston. NAFSA conference attendees can receive a discount on shuttle service between the airport and downtown Boston. Reservations must be online and walk-ups will not be eligible for the group rate. Please visit Go Boston Shuttle, using this link, to book your shared or private service. The discounted group rate is $3.00 off shared service and a 10% discount for private service.

Traveling to Boston from Abroad

If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident you may require a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States. Nonimmigrant visas are for international travelers coming to the U.S. temporarily. For an overview of the types of nonimmigrant visas available under immigration law, please see the Visa Types for Temporary Visitors web page on the website.