NAFSA Advocacy Day

March 13-14, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Registration and requests for cancellation refunds ended on February 13.

At NAFSA's 2017 Advocacy Day, speak out for students, scholars, and policies that matter to you! After a day of training and strategizing, you will head to Capitol Hill with all the tools you need to educate Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a more globally engaged and welcoming United States. Personal meetings will be scheduled for you with your elected officials and their staff in both the Senate and House of Representatives. 

Event Schedule

View a tentative schedule of 2017 Advocacy Day.

Issue Briefs

Booking Your Hotel Room

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Deadline: February 20 or when room block is filled.
UPDATE: Due to high interest in Advocacy Day 2017, we have secured an additional block of rooms at The Mayflower Hotel. A limited number of rooms are available at the discounted rate of $289/night. For reservations, call 202-347-3000 or 1-800-228-7697 and mention NAFSA: Association of International Educators Advocacy Day as the group name. The hotel is a short 10 minute walk to the Almas Temple and the Hamilton Crowne Plaza hotel.

Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
UPDATE: Our discounted room block is now full at the Washington Plaza.

Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1001 14th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
UPDATE: Our discounted room block is now full at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza.

2017 Advocate of the Year Nominations

The Advocate of the Year Award is an annual award presented at NAFSA Advocacy Day to recognize an international education advocate who has excelled in grassroots advocacy. The Advocate of the Year inspires others to make a difference by engaging their elected officials in discussions and promoting policies that support international education and exchange. Nominations closed on February 15. The 2017 Advocate of the Year will be announced at Advocacy Day. View all previous winners of NAFSA's Advocate of the Year Award.

2016 Highlights


Katie O'Connell
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