NAFSA Signature Programs

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Proposals

NAFSA Global Learning Programs Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Global learning programs at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo are opportunities for faculty members, academic leaders, and international educators to explore global learning in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts. Expert facilitators lead participants in discussion of strategies and techniques for creating, implementing, and assessing curricular and co-curricular experiences that help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to engage with the wider world. To learn more, visit Sponsored by Carlson Global Institute, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota; Fox School of Business, Temple University; Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University); Lehigh University; and Rutgers University–Camden.

Management Development Program Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Whether you were recently promoted to a managerial position, have been leading staff for years, or see management in your future, this intensive program will help you excel in your career. Throughout this three-day program, assess your leadership style and how to best support your staff. Learn how to manage change, conduct an "environmental scan" of external factors affecting international education, and develop strategies to build continued support for your program. Learn more at

Symposium on Leadership Preregistration fee and ticket required.

How will you, as a higher education leader, balance competing interests and pressures in the face of changing demographics and economic realities? The Symposium on Leadership will provide an overview of the global demands on higher education and offer comparative perspectives and lessons learned. Learn more at

Seminar on Peace and the Global Civil Society Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Join NAFSA for this special program and enhance your knowledge of global issues and peace building. Reflect with peers on the important role international educators can play in helping students contribute to the building of a global civil society. Learn more at Sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University; International Students and Scholars Office/Columbia University; and New York University, Office of Global Services.

Secondary School Assembly Preregistration fee and ticket required.

Through this new two-day program, professional are connected to a new network of peers and are gives access to international education resources designed specifically for the secondary school community. Programming includes breakfast, orientation, and concurrent sessions focused on student visas; recruitment and admissions; and overseas programs for U.S. students. Attendees also receive access to the NAFSA Expo Hall, two plenary sessions, and the Closing Celebration. In addition, attendees have a choice of one, half-day workshop: F-1 Advising: Secondary Schools or Health and Safety Management for Secondary School Programs Abroad (new) Learn more at Sponsored by Education New Zealand.