Region II

2018 Region II Regional Conference

The Region II 2018 Conference will be held October 22-26 in the Lincoln, Nebraska. Read our top 10 reasons to go to Lincoln! pdf

Conference Schedule

Use the online conference program to browse the conference schedule and learn more about the current topics, established best practices, and emerging trends facing international educators that will be discussed at the Region II Conference this year.

Mobile App

The NAFSA 2018 Mobile Conference App is available for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Registration Fees

  Early-Bird Late Registration On-Site
Member $275 $350 $375
Non-Members $350 $395 $495
Students/Retirees $175 $245 $245

Early bird registration is available August 7 through October 1. On-site registration begins October 22. Daily rate is $175 ($100 for students).

Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop  Date & Time Member/Student Non-Member
F-1 Student Advising for Beginners Oct 22 1-5 pm, Oct 23 8-12 pm $260 $335
F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate Oct 22 1-5 pm, Oct 23 8-12 pm $260 $335
J-1 Advising for Beginners  Oct 22 1-5 pm, Oct 23 8-12 pm $260 $335
J-1 Advising: Intermediate Oct 22 1-5 pm, Oct 23 8-12 pm $260 $335
Intercultural Communication in Practice Oct 22 1-5 pm, Oct 23 8-12 pm $260 $335
Recruiting International Students Oct 23 1-5 pm $240 $315
Student Health and Safety Abroad Cancelled  - -

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln
1040 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

October 20-27, 2018

Book online  

The special room rate will be available until September 28th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. There is a free shuttle if you fly into the Lincoln Airport. Hot breakfast and happy hour included daily.


Lincoln has its own airport (LNK) and the conference hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the Lincoln airport. The Omaha airport (OMA) is about an hour from the conference hotel and would require participants to arrange their own transportation. If you choose to fly into Omaha, there are a few transportation options we've listed below and have included an estimate of the cost:

  • Lyft - $80-$99 per car
  • Uber - $71-$95 per car
  • OmaLiNK - $80 per person
  • Navigator - $38 per person (need to arrive before 2:00 pm Monday-Saturday)
  • Leisure Limousine - $84

Ride Share To/From OMA

If you're traveling through OMA for the conference and want to share a ride with other Region II colleagues to Lincoln, submit this form. To view the list of other people interested in sharing a ride, click here.

Travel Grants

NAFSA Region II is pleased to offer travel grant opportunities for the Regional Conference in Lincoln. Learn more information about the travel grant.

Sponsorship and Exhibiting

The success of the NAFSA Region II Conferences is tied directly to the participation of a wide variety of exhibitors, special event sponsors, and advertisers who share our vision and goals. The 2018 Region II conference will take place October 23 in Lincoln, Nebraska, where approximately 250 attendees from Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Kansas, Utah and Wyoming are expected to learn, share, and network to advance international education.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please see our different sponsorship opportunities:





Artwork Due

Coffee Break

Signage with logo during event, recognition in app, special acknowledgement at the award luncheon


Sold Out


Award Luncheon

Signage with logo during event, recognition in app, a few minutes to speak at the award luncheon


Sold Out


Opening Reception

Signage with logo during event, recognition in app, a few minutes to speak at the opening reception


Sold Out


Day Trip to Omaha Zoo Sponsorship

Recognition in app, special acknowledgement at the award luncheon, and can include giveaway item in boxed lunch


Sold Out


Conference App

Exclusive Sponsorship of App & Online Program


Sold Out



Our exhibit space and sponsorships will provide visibility and access to every exhibitor. The cost to exhibit is $575 and includes:

  • One (1) individual full-conference registration
  • One (1) 6' x 30" table with tablecloth, two chairs and waste paper basket
  • Wireless internet access in the expo hall included
  • Visibility in the online conference program guide and mobile app

If power is needed at your booth, the cost would be an additional $15.

Expo Hall Hours

  • October 23 (Expo Hall Set-Up): 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • October 24: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • October 25: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • October 25 (Booth Breakdown): 5:00 pm

For questions about sponsorship and the exhibit hall, please contact Adam Breen directly at

Book Club

Engage with colleagues during this year's book club discussion of Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan during lunch on Thursday, October 25. Location TBD.

About the Book

San Francisco art patron Bibi Chen has planned a journey of the senses along the famed Burma Road for eleven lucky friends. But after her mysterious death, Bibi watches aghast from her ghostly perch as the travelers veer off her itinerary and embark on a trail paved with cultural gaffes and tribal curses, Buddhist illusions and romantic desires. On Christmas morning, the tourists cruise across a misty lake and disappear.

With picaresque characters and mesmerizing imagery, Saving Fish from Drowning gives us a voice as idiosyncratic, sharp, and affectionate as the mothers of The Joy Luck Club. Bibi is the observant eye of human nature-the witness of good intentions and bad outcomes, of desperate souls and those who wish to save them. In the end, Tan takes her readers to that place in their own heart where hope is found.


More information is coming soon! Contact the Region II Conference Planner if you have any questions in the meantime.

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