NAFSA Advocacy Day

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

Help move key legislation 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. Register now.


  • Register by January 10 to take advantage of early-bird savings.
  • You must be logged in to register. If you do not have a NAFSA account, create one for free.
  • Ask your NAFSA regional leadership team about travel grant opportunities.
  • Student Rate: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending with a full-time professional are welcome to register at the discounted student rate. Limit 3 students per professional.
Early-bird Savings (until Jan. 10, 2017) Regular Rate (Jan. 11-Feb. 13, 2017)
Nonmember: $199      Nonmember: $220
Member: $159 Member: $199
Student: $60 Student: $65

Booking Your Hotel Room

Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1001 14th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Deadline: February 17, 2017

A limited number of double and single rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi are available at a discounted group rate of $219/night at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza. To book your hotel room, visit this reservation page or call 877-424-2449, use the group code “NIC” and reference the NAFSA 2017 Advocacy Day room block.

Event Schedule

View a tentative schedule of 2017 Advocacy Day.

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. Nominate a colleague to be the 2017 Advocate of the Year.

2016 Highlights

Find the 2016 online briefing materials here including issue briefs, insight into key congressional committees, restaurant recommendations near the hotel, links to DC metro maps and and more.


Katie O'Connell
202.737.3699 x2559

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