Region VIII

Region VIII Conference

We are excited to invite all those who are committed to the field of international education and exchange to join us for the 2019 NAFSA Region VIII Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 12-15.

Each year, attendees gather to learn from professional development opportunities and network with colleagues and leaders who work in their region and collaborate with partners across the world. At this conference in Baltimore, you can expect to:

  • Engage in relevant, informative, and timely sessions targeting all areas in the field of international education.
  • Network with over 300 conference attendees at a variety of conference offerings, including our exciting special events.
  • Learn how to get into the field of international education, as well as what to do once you land that first job.

Submit a Proposal

Do you have a great idea or expertise on a particular topic that you want to share with the international education community? Have you tackled a tricky problem or developed an innovative solution to a challenging issue related to the field? Do you have interesting data, case studies or projects that might benefit your fellow NAFSAns and their work? Then please consider submitting a proposal for the NAFSA Region VIII Conference! We will accept session, workshop, and poster proposals until June 15, 2019.

Submit your proposal today!

Registration

Registration Type

Regular

On-Site

NAFSA Member

$425

$500

Non-member

$475

$550

Student

$300

$350

Retiree

$300

$350

Single Day

$300

$350

Hotel Information

This year's conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel (300 Light St.). We will provide more information about the conference room reservation rate shortly.

Conference Schedule

We're going paperless! The conference schedule and evaluations (sessions and final) will be available through the NAFSA Conferences app. Everyone who completes the final evaluation will be entered into a drawing for a free NAFSA membership.

2019 Pre-Conference Workshops

Full-Day/Half-Day Workshops

Reg Type

Early-Bird

Regular

On-Site

 

8-Hour

4-Hour

8-Hour

4-Hour

8-Hour

4-Hour

NAFSA Member

$375

$350

$425

$400

$500

$475

Non-member

$500

$500

$500

$500

$550

$550


Half-Day Workshops

Registration Type

Early-Bird

Regular

On-Site

NAFSA Member

$75

$75

$100

Non-member

$75

$75

$100

Travel Scholarships

NAFSA Region VIII is pleased to award a limited number of scholarship awards to individuals wishing to attend our annual regional conference. Scholarships include opportunities for free conference registration, as well as lodging at the conference hotel. Scholarships are based on level of need, with preference being given to presenters and first-time attendees.

Apply now

Sponsorship Opportunities

Region VIII is excited to offer a number of sponsorship opportunities for its annual conference! We hope you will consider further supporting our efforts to consistently provide a top quality professional conference while promoting your organization to hundreds of international educators. All sponsors will receive acknowledgment in the conference program and website. Travel grant sponsors will be recognized along with the grant recipients during the regional team's plenary remarks. Sponsors of events and breaks will also receive the following:

  • Signage at the event acknowledging your sponsorship.
  • Logo and acknowledgment in the event listing in the conference app.
  • Option to provide marketing materials or gift to all event attendees.
  • Sponsors of the opening reception and plenary brunch will have the opportunity to provide brief, welcoming remarks to all attendees

Additional details about exhibiting and sponsorship will be made available within our online registration system in 2019. Please check back for updates.

Future Conference Sites

  • 2020: Roanoke, Virginia
  • 2021: Lancaster, Pennsylvania