New York's Capital Region has enticed visitors for over 400 years with historic sites, fabulous attractions, entertaining events and festivals. World-class museums, unique shopping, Dutch inspired architecture, delicious restaurants and The Desmond's welcoming accommodations will ensure the 2014 NAFSA Regions X & XI Biregional Conference attendees Albany experience is legendary.

Come Discover Albany!

Special events will be in full force before, during and after your conference for those who wish to explore the area. We hope you will take advantage of as many as you can. The Capitol will offer its "Special Haunting Tours"...find out who is still lurking in the halls of this historic building; the NYS Museum has an outstanding 9/11 Exhibit containing actual hardware from the site; founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is one of the oldest museums in the United States. It also is the major repository for the region's heritage, with nationally significant collections; Albany is rich in history with over 20 historic churches and homes and will have something for everyone to explore.

In October, conference attendees can experience the beautiful fall foliage season of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, regional shopping centers and a taste for culinary delights from around the world. With convenience access via plane, train, and automobile, Albany is the perfect destination for the NAFSA Bi-regional Conference.  Please visit our website for more information on local restaurants and things to do!

We look forward to welcoming you to Albany!

Beverly Plowucha, Ann Bruno, Co-Chairs Local Arrangements Committee 2014
Debby Goedeke, Albany Visitors Bureau