Region VII

2018 Conference


2018 Region VII Conference

November 11-14, 2018 in Memphis, TN at the Historic Peabody Hotel. Bookmark this page for regular updates as they become available.

Conference Registration

Please note: NAFSA membership is not required to access the conference registration portal. However, all registrants must create a free NAFSA Passport to access the registration portal.

Early Registration (by TBD)
Full Conference Registration
Regular/On-Site Registration (after TBD)
Full Conference Registration
$TBD Non-Member
$TBD NAFSA Academy Trainee, Retiree, Community Volunteer
$TBD Full-time Student (not currently working in the field)
$TBD Non-Member
$TBD NAFSA Academy Trainee, Retiree, Community Volunteer
$TBD Full-time Student (not currently working in the field)
Daily Conference Registration
$TBD Members, Non-Members
$TBD NAFSA Academy Trainee, Retiree, Community Volunteer
$TBD Full-time Student (not currently working in the field)

Pre-Conference Workshops

CEP Workshops (by TBD) Member Non-Member Academy / Student*

$350 $450 $250
Half Day
Half Day
Half Day

 * Full time students only and not yet working in the field.

Exhibitors, Sponsorship & Advertising

NAFSA Region VII invites you to exhibit, sponsor, and advertise at the 2018 Regional Conference. By joining us in Memphis, you will have the opportunity to connect your organization to international educators throughout the south and Caribbean. The 2018 Exhibitor Flyer will be posted here in the months ahead. For questions about exhibiting, advertising or sponsorship please contact Charter Morris, Region VII Chair-Elect, at: / T: 205-348-5402

Exhibitor Type Regular Registration (by TBD) Late Registration (TBD)
Platinum $ $
Gold $ $
Exhibiting includes one complimentary registration and one 8ft table with two chairs

Rates are based on a non-bleed ad page (no copy going off the page)

  • Full: 7.75 x 10.25
  • Half: 7.75 x 4.75
  • Quarter: 3.75 x 4.75

Conference Schedule

As you prepare for the Region VII conference, we encourage you to review the online conference program. Log in by using your email and registration confirmation ID (available in your confirmation email). U Please note: The online conference planner will be the most up to date version of the conference program. The online conference planner syncs with the Conference Mobil App which you can use with your Mobile Phone during the conference. So visit the App Store and Google Play to get the Conference Mobile app too. Hard copy conference programs are TBD. 

Online Conference Planner

A full list of attendees as well as the mobile app will be available via the online planner. Please remember that while the online program is available to anyone, only registered conference attendees can log in to the mobile app. To use the app, you will need your registration ID number.

Region VII Award Nominations

Each year during the annual business meeting, Region VII recognizes the contributions of community volunteers and outstanding colleagues who exemplify excellence in international education. Please nominate individuals for the following categories:

  • Community Volunteer Award
  • International Excellence Award
  • New Professional Award

2018 Nominations Open: TBD

Hotel Reservations

Conference rates for historic Peabody Hotel have not yet been set. Stay tuned for additional details. 

Getting there

Airport: Memphis International Airport (MEM). Located 10.7 miles from downtown / 16 minutes by car

Airport Shuttles and Ridesharing

Session Proposals: Regular & Poster 

The submission period for regular sessions and poster sessions is TBA. Region VII looks forward to presenting a rich diverse conference.

Date of Poster Session: TBA

Travel Grants

Grant Amounts
Every year Region VII offers travel grants to attend the Region VII Conference. Awards help defray costs up to a certain amount! We urge you to apply, especially those from two-year colleges; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; minority-serving institutions, including Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges; first-time attendees; public institutions with significant budgetary constraints; and/or first time grantees or awardees.

How to Apply

  • Online Application: TBA
  • Requires a statement of objectives and a letter of recommendation
  • Opens: TBA
  • Awardees will be notified via e-mail by: TBA 

Volunteering at the Conference

Volunteering is open to all conference attendees, and is a great opportunity to network, share best practices, help others, and learn a lot. Volunteers should report to the volunteer Table 15 minutes prior to the session start time. Volunteer slots are typically 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Prior experience or knowledge is not required to sign up as a volunteer -- all necessary information will be given to you when you report to the Volunteer Table.


How to Sign Up: TBA

What's Next: When your check-in time arrives, go to the volunteer Management Desk, located in TBD. 

Resume Reviews in Memphis

Looking for a new position within international education or want to help fellow NAFSAns by sharing your professional insights and career advice? Back by popular demand, we’ll be offering resume review opportunities at the Region VII Conference in Memphis! 

Time slots are TBA:

Sign Up For a Resume Review by: TBA

Sign Up To Review Resumes: TBA 

For more information Contact: TBA

Suggested Reading: TBA

Guided Dinner Restaurants

To sign up for dinner Sunday night at selected restaurants within walking distance with a volunteer guide from Region VII, click the link below, TBA: 

Maximum 15 each.

Raffle and Silent Auction Donation Information

Region VII is raising funds for Travel Grants, so we need your help!

Please donate an item(s) from your campus or organization by TBD: Please send this form TBA to Charter Morris, Chair-Elect, and bring your item to the conference.

Collection times for all items will be TBA.

Raffle Items
Sample raffle items needed:

  • School specific or unique t-shirts
  • Coffee mugs or water bottles
  • Gift cards to restaurants, department/online stores or with a monetary value
  • Wine or craft beers
  • Books or magazine subscriptions
  • Items from Spartanburg or your hometown/state

Silent Auction Items
For the 3nd year, we'll be seeking higher value items also. You can donate on behalf of your office or organization and we'll put your organization's name on the Silent Auction bid sheet, our site, and our newsletter, with great thanks, for each item you donate.

  • Technology: (Tablets; Latest Android, Samsung, or iPhone; Fitness trackers; eReaders; Smart watch, iWatch; Noise-canceling headphones; Apple gift certificates; iTunes gift certificates)
  • Events/Experiences: (Tickets to major events or attractions; Vacation rentals or use of a vacation home; Hotel gift certificates; Air travel vouchers)
  • Food/Beverage: (Wine or similar beverages; Well-known restaurant gift certificates)
  • Professional Items: (Brand-name writing utensils: Mont Blanc, Cross, etc; Leather portfolio; High-quality business card holder)
  • Personal Items: (Jewelry, cuff links; gift certificates; Etsy gift certificates; Watch case)
  • Items for Home or Office: (Pottery from your local artist, or one from the area where the conference is held; Framed art work, perhaps from Spartanburg)

If you have any questions regarding the Raffle or the Silent Auction Donation, please contact Charter Morris, Chair Elect NAFSA Region VII.

Campus Tours, TBD

Opening Day Plenary Luncheon, TBA

Opening Night Reception, TBA

2nd Day Business Luncheon & Regional Awards, TBA

All Conference Event, TBA

NAFSA Region VII 2019 Conference

Orlando, Florida

Previous Conferences

Future Conferences

  • 2018: Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2019: Orlando, Florida
  • 2020: TBA. Stay tuned.