Region XII

Region XII Northern District Spring Conference

Northern California Conference 2019

March 18, 2019
UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education - International
Davis, CA


Register for the Region XII Spring Conference


  • General: $80
  • Student/Retiree: $50

Our discounted early registration is available until March 1, 2019. After this date, registration will be available on-site only for $100 general and $70 student and retiree.

In addition to having 20+ concurrent sessions to choose from, the registration fee also includes:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Morning workshops: Newcomers Session and Seasoned NAFSAns’ Roundtable
  • Keynote Speaker: Liliana Ferrer Silva, Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento
  • Hosted Lunch
  • Coffee Break
  • Evening Reception

If you would like to register as a sponsor/exhibitor, we have the following opportunities available:

  • Breakfast Sponsor: $200
  • Coffee Break Sponsor: $200
  • Reception Sponsor: $300
  • Exhibitor Table: $110; each additional exhibitor will register as a regular attendee for $80

Tentative Schedule

March 18, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Newcomers' Session and Seasoned NAFSAns' Roundtable
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Welcome and Keynote Speaker
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Session One
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM Session Two
12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Session Three
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Session Four
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception

Keynote Speaker

Liliana Ferrer SilvaLiliana Ferrer Silva - Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, CA
Liliana Ferrer Silva was ratified by the Mexican Senate in March 2017 to be the new Consul General of México in Sacramento. Ms. Ferrer has been a Mexican Career Foreign Service Officer since 1992. Prior to her appointment to Sacramento, Ms. Ferrer was chancellery director at the Mexican Embassy in France. Earlier in her career, she was director of political affairs at the Mexican Embassy in the United States.

Ms. Ferrer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and her Masters in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, where she was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Center for US/Mexican Studies.

Read Ms. Ferrer's full biography.



The UC Davis International Center is located on the corner of Russel Blvd and California Ave at 463 California Ave, Davis, CA 95616. For more information, please see the International Center on the campus map. For parking information surrounding the International Center, see the campus parking map. Visitor Permits may be purchased for $9.00 from dispensers located at lot entrances throughout the campus.

The University of California also offers UC reciprocity parking to faculty and staff for parking permits. If you have a UC parking permit at your home institution, you can contact the UC Davis Transportation Services Office to inquire about obtaining a reciprocity permit.

Public Transportation 

Train: The Amtrak stops at the downtown Davis train depot several times a day, offering a convenient link for commuters from Sacramento, the Bay Area, and beyond.

Bus: For local and regional bus options, including Unitrans, Yolobus, and others, visit this site.


Sacramento International Airport is the closest airport to UC Davis, located about 30 minutes away from the campus. For transportation from the airport to campus, we recommend contacting Uber, Lyft, a local cab company, or the DavisAirporter shuttle service at 1-800-565-5153. Yolobus also offers public bus service from the Sacramento airport to UC Davis.

Hotel Information

For a list of hotels and inns near to UC Davis, check out our list of local hotel recommendations.