2019 Region XI Conference

From "The Woo" to the World: Amplifying Our Impact. Join us in Worcester, MA October 29-31 for our 2019 Regional Conference!

NOTE: The deadline to submit session proposals has passed. Thank you to all who submitted.

Contact Mary Pyne at [email protected] with any questions related to session proposals.

The NAFSA Region XI Team is seeking proposals for sessions, workshops and poster sessions that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice and cognizant of issues of diversity and inclusion. The goal is to offer a conference program that will appeal to a broad spectrum of individuals representing all of the Knowledge Communities (KCs) at a variety of levels of expertise (from newcomer, to mid-career professional, to experienced professional). This is an opportunity to learn from one another and to share expertise and experience.

The Region XI Team invites proposals that:

  • Explore issues important to our regional audience
  • Reflect innovation and cutting edge content
  • Provide advanced content for international education professionals
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners
  • Present evidence based on or supported by research
  • Target either new, mid-career, or seasoned professionals
  • Use multimedia approaches to enhance attendee learning

include, but are not limited to:

  • Changing student needs and their impact on global learning and student services
  • Content that is solution-oriented and provides model practices that may be applied in different educational settings
  • Worldwide trends in higher education and internationalization
  • Outcomes assessment and holistic student learning
  • Faculty engagement and curriculum innovation
  • Ethical issues in international education
  • Cultural and human diversity in international education
  • The current state of scholarship in the field

Proposals most likely to be successful are informative and relevant, encourage mutual construction of knowledge with attendees, and/or demonstrate application to the work of participants. Consideration will be given to the design of the presentation, the delivery method(s), the content, the scope and significance of the topic to the potential audience, the expertise of the presenters, and the institutional diversity of presenters, who should ideally represent different institutional and/or organizational types.

Proposals with presenters from multiple institutions/organizations will have a better chance of success. Special consideration will also be given to presentations that support NAFSA’s diversity efforts.

Read instructions on creating and submitting a proposal.